Learn how to make corned beef hash with a meaty, hearty and savory flavor using this super easy recipe!
A breakfast with corned beef hash is the best way to start a chilly day! This hash recipe has the classic ingredients of the traditional dish, but adds room for extras like scrambled eggs, crumbled sausage, bacon bits, or even small amounts of veggie leftovers like carrots and cabbage. This hash is the perfect way to give new life to leftover corned beef! So make this delicious recipe from scratch and forget about the canned version.
What is Corned Beef Hash?
- “Hash” is traditionally a hearty dish made from leftover chopped meat and potatoes and can be served any time of day.
- Corned beef hash is economical and easy, making it the perfect dish for larger families on a budget.
- Cook and serve straight from the skillet or spread in a casserole dish. Make an oven-baked version that is easy too.
- Make a batch or two in advance and enjoy all week! Serve it for breakfast with fried eggs, or scoop it up and add it to a breakfast burrito. It’s perfect to take along to work or school for a hearty lunch.
- Keep it warm in a crock pot and serve it on a hamburger patty for a great game-day buffet!
Ingredients and Variations
ONIONS: Always the base for savory dishes, but feel free to augment with shredded or diced carrots and cabbage to bulk up the meal. Green, red, or yellow bell peppers add some crunch and a pop of color!
POTATOES: This is one recipe where the type of potato doesn’t matter, and they don’t even have to be peeled! Make sure they are diced approximately the same size and cooked beforehand.
CORNED BEEF: Any style of corned beef will work. Chop into pieces the same size as the potatoes so there’s a little of both in each bite!
How to Make Corned Beef Hash
This recipe is almost as easy as opening a can!
- Cook onion in butter and oil until starting to brown (as per recipe below).
- Add potatoes and corned beef.
- Cook on high and flip or stir to brown after about 5-8 minutes.
- Add extra butter as needed and sprinkle with parsley, pepper, and salt to taste.
What to Serve with Corned Beef Hash
- The classic way to serve corned beef hash is with a cooked egg and toast. Ketchup, salsa, or Tabasco sauce are popular condiments.
- Consider adding some fluffy biscuits with strawberry butter, a side of fresh fruit, a slice of zucchini banana bread, or maybe a round of smoothies for everyone!
- Keep leftover corned beef hash in a covered container in the refrigerator up to 3 days.
- Reheat on the stovetop.
- Freeze portions in zippered bags up to 2 months and reheat on the stovetop until they are crispy again.
Other Easy Recipes!
- Corned Beef and Cabbage on Stovetop – use these leftovers for the hash!
- Breakfast Strata With Sausage – sub in corned beef for the sausage
- Breakfast Bake Recipe – another hearty breakfast idea
- Cabbage and Potato Foil Pack – would be yummy with corned beef added
Corned Beef Hash
- 1 Tablespoon butter plus more if needed
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- ½-1 onion diced
- 4 cups potatoes cooked and diced, about 1 pound
- 1 ½ cups corned beef cooked and cubed, about 8 ounces
- 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper to taste
- salt to taste
- In a large skillet on medium heat, add butter, oil, and onion. Cook until onion is translucent and starting to brown, about 5 minutes.
- Add the potatoes and corned beef, then mix together and spread in the skillet. Increase heat to medium high. Cook without stirring until browned, checking occasionally, about 5-8 minutes.
- Flip or stir to brown the other side and add additional butter if needed. Cook for about 5 minutes, and stir to brown the hash.
- Sprinkle with parsley, pepper, and salt to taste.
- Serve with a cooked egg and toast.
- Add leftover cooked carrots and cabbage (chopped), or saute the cooked carrots and cabbage (chopped) and serve on the side.
- Refrigerate leftover corned beef hash in a covered container up to 3 days, or freeze in a zippered bag for up to 2 months.
- Reheat over low heat on the stovetop.
Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.
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