Low-Carb Diets Joe's Special, Laura Style Share Pin Email Joe's Special. Photo © Debbi Smirnoff Low-Carb Diets Low-Carb Recipes Breakfasts Breads and Cakes Soups Low-Carb Beverages Alcoholic Beverages Sauces and Marinades Salad Recipes Pizza Appetizers and Dips Vegetable Dishes View All Basics Food Lists Carb Counts for Common Foods Low-Carb Cooking Tips for Dining Out Nutrition Side Dishes Desserts Product Reviews Atkins Diet Information Menus Main Dishes Recipes Snacks Popular Diet Plans Glossary View All By Laura Dolson Updated November 09, 2016 (3 ratings) Total Time 10 min Prep 10 min, Cook 0 min Yield 2 Every breakfast place in the San Fransisco area seems to have their version of Joe's Special - a local classic, invented in a restaurant in SF in the 30's. My version has a greater proportion of eggs, and the addition of ground coriander (and preferably chard over spinach). (Traditional versions have 4 eggs per pound of ground beef.) I often double everything but the eggs and refrigerate or freeze half before proceeding. We more often have this for dinner than breakfast. Ingredients 6 eggs 1/2 lb lean ground beef 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 cup sliced mushrooms (I like shitaki for this, but use any kind) 2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced 1 10 oz package frozen or raw spinach or one bunch spinach leaves, or chard (my favorite) 2 t ground coriander (seed) 2 t Worcestershire sauce Salt and pepper to taste (I like quite a lot of pepper) A shot of hot sauce (totally optional, and not traditional) Preparation 1. A large nonstick skillet with the oil.2. Thaw the spinach if you're using frozen.3. Cook the meat. When it's mostly cooked, put in everything else except for the spinach and the eggs.4. When the mushrooms are mostly cooked, add the spinach and continue until it is all hot.5. Beat eggs with a little more salt and pepper. Add to pan and cook.6. Optional: Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Rate this Recipe You've already rated this recipe. Thanks for your rating! Show Full Article Up Next Up Next Recipe Enjoy This Pizza Frittata for Any Meal Up Next Recipe Make a Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing Tonight Up Next Recipe This Rainbow Soup is Great for a Low-Carb Diet Up Next Article What is Chard, and Should I Eat Some?