Inspired by the Joe’s Special from all of the local Original Joe’s resturants, this is a simple combination of veggies and ground meat. The fixtures are onions, spinach, and meat, and then, mix up the rest to your own tastes!

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Yield: 6-8 servings


  • 2 pounds ground meat (I used ground beef, but feel free to mix it up)
  • 1 large bunch of spinach
  • 2 red onions
  • 2 jalapenos
  • 2 serranos
  • 1 habanero (optional)
  • 2-4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp spicy paprika
  • 1 tsp cayanne pepper or hot pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Parmasean


  • Roughly chop onions and peppers and garlic
  • Over medium-high heat, add Olive Oil to a large deep pan (a cast iron skillet is ideal) and brown the ground meat
  • Reduce heat to medium, add all the spices, onions and peppers, mix and cook until onion becomes translucent
  • Add and mix in spinach, cook until spinach reduces a bit
  • Serve up, sprinkle on some parmasean if you like that sort of thing.

Goes well with rice (or cauliflower rice), and/or crusty bread and a cool green salad.