Seeing as I won’t be traveling to Corte Madera, CA anytime soon, I decided I had to try this one out myself. It sounded so easy… “Hamburger, Spinach, Eggs”. Three things I love to eat.
My grand idea of trying out my first recipe as seen on “Best Thing…” was spoiled when I told Dave the three simple starring ingredients. What I got back was a different simple three words, “That. Sounds. Disgusting.”, and put the recipe back in my book of hundreds. I forgot about good ole Marin Joe’s until one night during our “Lets not go food shopping and save money” week. I had ground beef… a huge bag of spinach… and we always have a plethora of eggs. Perfect.
And would you have guessed… Dave ended up loving it? We both did!
This is an awesome recipe packed with protein from the beef and eggs and it even includes your veggies too!
Before you’re turned off by the eggs just like Dave was, let me reassure you, this doesn’t turn out to be scrambled eggs on top of a hamburger. The eggs are mixed into the ground beef and turn into more of a thickener. Eggs combine all of the other ingredients together and make it just deliciously rich. Seriously, try it.
Marin Joe’s Special
1lb Lean Ground Beef
1/2 Onion, thinly sliced
1 clove of Garlic, thinly sliced or crushed
1 Jalapeno, seeded and sliced
1 bag Baby Spinach (or more! I had a giant bag so I used a ton)
1/4 cup Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
1. Add ground beef to a large saute pan. Chop into small pieces as it cooks. Add the onion, jalapeno, and garlic. Saute with the grease from the ground beef. Season with Salt and Pepper to taste.
2. Once the beef is cooked through, pile on the raw spinach. Mix into the meat and heat while stirring until the spinach becomes slightly wilted.
3. Stir the eggs together in a small bowl. Once the spinach is slightly wilted, add the eggs to the pan. Stir constantly until the eggs are completely mixed in and no longer runny. If you stir it constantly- it won’t turn into scrambled eggs 🙂
4. Serve in a bowl and top with Parmesan cheese.
Recipe slightly adapted from: Marin Joe’s Restaurant
See how good this looks?! It was the perfect speedy dinner after a long run in the neighborhood. And I do have to say, I can very much appreciate a one-pan dinner every once in a while!
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