Joe's Special Beef and Spinach Scramble

Joe's Special Beef and Spinach Scramble

Chef John 22733

"This mammoth plate of food features three eggs, a half-pound of meat, and more than enough spinach. Apparently a late-night patron requested his spinach omelet include a hamburger patty, and this is what happened. In respect to good ol' made-up 'Joe,' I've kept the original portions, so feel free to share with a friend or three. This version is mostly meat and spinach, but if you want something closer to a classic scramble, then cut the beef and spinach amounts in half. This is how most restaurants that copy the recipe do it!"
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30 m servings 879 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 879 kcal
  • 44%
  • Fat:
  • 60 g
  • 92%
  • Carbs:
  • 13.6g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 72 g
  • 144%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 715 mg
  • 238%
  • Sodium:
  • 613 mg
  • 25%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Beat eggs, basil, and oregano together in a bowl.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onions with a pinch of salt in hot oil until onion is translucent, 4 to 6 minutes; add mushrooms with another pinch of salt. Saute mushrooms and onion until mushrooms are soft and brown around the edges, 4 to 6 minutes more.
  3. Stir ground beef, pepper, and salt into the mushroom mixture. Cook and stir until meat is lightly browned and crumbly, 1 to 3 minutes. Turn off the heat. Push all meat to one side of the skillet and tilt the skillet so that the excess grease runs down to the bottom of the pan. Use a paper towel to blot the grease.
  4. Stir spinach into beef mixture and cook over medium heat until spinach is heated through, about 1 minute. Add eggs; cook and stir until eggs are set, 3 to 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and top with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.



Joe's Special Beef & Spinach Scramble Haiku: "God, this is ugly. But holy cow it tastes epic! Made it four times now." My daughter asked, "is this dinner? Breakfast? I can't tell!" to which I re...

Wonderful! The whole family enjoyed it. I didn't have fresh herbs so I had to use dried. It was still very good but a little bland so I added a seasoning mix from a favorite restaurant. I also m...

Made as directed and yes Sir tasted just like what I'd been craving. I think net time I'll add more eggs I wanted more of a scrambled egg mixture. Roommate thought it was awesome too he had two...