Joe's Special Beef and Spinach Scramble

Chef John's take on the famous Joe's Special includes eggs scrambled with ground beef, spinach, and mushrooms.

Beat eggs, basil, and oregano together in a bowl. 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;...


  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup diced onion
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 pound lean ground chuck
  • 1/2 cup cooked chopped spinach, squeezed dry, or more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, or more to taste

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