Little Joe Special (modernized)
Serves 4
This is a modern day version of what my Mom used to call Little Joe Special, which was ground beef, chopped frozen spinach, onion, scrambled eggs and parmesan cheese.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
  1. 1 LB Ground Turkey, Grass-fed Beef or Bison
  2. 1 TBS Unrefined Coconut Oil
  3. 1/2 onion, diced
  4. 1 diced jalapeño pepper (seeds removed)
  5. 2-3 (to taste) garlic cloves, diced
  6. 1-2 cups lacinto kale (stems removed and chiffonade the leaves) spinach or any dark leafy greens would work
  7. 1 15oz can black beans (Eden has a BPA Free can) drained and rinsed or soak and cook your own
  8. 1-2 tsp chili powder to taste
  9. 2 tsp cumin
  10. 1/4 c chopped fresh cilantro
  11. 2-3 TBS Nutritional Yeast
  1. Heat a large skillet on medium high with coconut oil.
  2. Place diced jalapeno, onion, garlic to heated skillet. Once fragrant add your protein of choice
  3. Cook meat till no longer pink
  4. Add the spices, kale or spinach and finally the cilantro and black beans. Continue to heat on low so flavors can marry
  5. Sprinkle about 2-3 TBS of Nutritional Yeast on top and mix in
  1. This is a wonderful dish by itself, but it’s also a great filling for lettuce boat "tacos" or you can make a bowl and dish over millet, brown rice or quinoa.
Kim Kane - Health Coach