Some Original Joe's copycat recipes include Original Joe's special and Original Joe's fish tacos. The Original Joe's special recipe calls for 1 pound of ground beef, 8 ounces of quartered brown button mushrooms, 8 ounces of frozen chopped spinach, 3 tablespoons of olive oil and 1 chopped onion. Also gather 3 minced garlic cloves, 1/4 cup of dry red wine, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1?2 teaspoon of coarsely ground black pepper and 2 tablespoons of Italian seasoning.
Before cooking, also gather 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce and 2 lightly beaten eggs. Heat the skillet, and saute the chopped onions until they are soft before adding the garlic. Allow a second skillet to heat up before adding mushrooms and olive oil, sauteing for a few minutes. Season this with the pepper, salt and red wine, and then simmer with a lid slightly on top.
In the onion skillet, add the ground meat, and season with the other seasonings, mixing thoroughly and browning the meat. When the meat is almost done, add the other skillet, the spinach and the Worcestershire sauce. Cook this mixture through before turning the heat to low and adding the eggs, stirring until they are set.