Corned Beef Hash is a quick and easy way to use up leftover corned beef. Tender corned beef, soft potatoes, and caramelized onions sautéed until crispy.
You can add eggs or leave it out if you prefer. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create something so delicious and comforting that you’ll find yourself making corned beef hash more than once a year.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH CORNED BEEF HASH: EGGS!
You can’t have corned beef hash unless you have some eggs, right? There are two ways to incorporate eggs:
- In a separate pan, fry or poach a few eggs and serve them alongside your hash.
- Create a few nests in your corn beef pan and crack the eggs into them. Cover the pan for a few minutes to allow the whites to set before serving the eggs and hash together.
CORNED BEEF HASH
One of the most comforting food combinations is “corned beef and potatoes.” Any beef and potatoes will suffice as a comfort food (specially if there is gravy).
There is no gravy in the hash, but it is incredibly delicious. Even though this is a simple dish, the corned beef and sautéed onions add a lot of flavor.
Because I frequently make corned beef dishes, we enjoy this dish more than once a year.
Most people cook corned beef on St. Patrick’s Day, but it shouldn’t be the only time. It’s so versatile that you can enjoy it all year.
Whether you’re looking for a way to use up leftover corned beef and cabbage from St. Patrick’s Day dinner or you’re craving some beefy hash, this is the recipe for you.
I’ll show you how to make corned beef hash from scratch, from leftovers, and with eggs.
HOW LONG IS CORNED BEEF GOOD FOR?
Corned beef will keep in the refrigerator for 3-4 days if stored in an airtight container. Corned beef can also be frozen for 2-3 months.
Because you can make a large batch of this hash and freeze it in portion-sized plastic bags, it’s ideal for meal prep. Reheat in a large skillet until thoroughly warmed.
HOW DO YOU MAKE CORNED BEEF HASH CRISPY?
The key to making incredibly crispy corned beef hash is to resist the urge to stir the hash while it’s cooking in the pan and to keep the pan on medium-high heat.
Only move your corned beef hash when you’re ready to flip it over and crisp up the other side.
WHAT IS THE ORIGIN OF CORNED BEEF HASH?
Corned beef hash has been served for breakfast in the United States since the 18th century, and even earlier in Europe in parts of the United Kingdom.
It was a popular way to repurpose leftovers during WWII, when food was scarce, and it was quick and tasty.
INGREDIENTS YOU’LL NEED:
- Corned Beef: Make Corned Beef Hash with leftover corned beef! Corned beef is essentially brined beef brisket. I usually slow cook corned beef with cabbage, but I always buy a large enough corned beef to have leftovers! If you don’t have any leftovers, you can substitute ham or ask the deli to cut your corned beef a little thicker.
- Poached eggs: You can top this with a poached egg or add them directly to the pan and bake for a few minutes in the oven. (I usually bake them in the oven according to the recipe below because it’s easier)!
- Potatoes and onions: If you have leftover roasted potatoes from dinner, use them (even leftover mashed potatoes will work in this recipe). You can also use store-bought hash browned potatoes in a pinch.
HOW TO MAKE CORNED BEEF HASH?
It’s so simple! It comes together quickly because the corned beef and potatoes are already cooked before being added to the pan.
Simply sauté some onions in a hot skillet with chopped cooked potatoes and chopped cooked corned beef until everything is browned and crispy. So tasty!
HOW DO YOU KEEP CORNED BEEF HASH FROM STICKING TO THE PAN?
- If it becomes too sticky, simply add a little more oil to the pan.
- Cook in this manner for another 8 minutes, or until your potatoes and corned beef are browned and crispy on the bottom.
- When the color turns brown, add water, cover with a lid, and let it steam for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the water evaporates.
LEFTOVER POTATOES TO MAKE CORNED BEEF HASH RECIPE
If you made corned beef with cabbage and potatoes recently, feel free to use any leftovers to make a hash.
Use leftover cooked potatoes in place of the microwaved russets. If desired, you can also add some chopped leftover cabbage.
After the potatoes have been thoroughly browned, add any leftovers and warm over medium heat. To bind it all together, add a few tablespoons of water to the skillet.
TIPS FOR MAKING CORNED BEEF HASH
- For flavor, add a splash of Worcestershire sauce, or cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes for heat.
- I recommend using a cast iron skillet because it conducts heat better and produces better results. If you don’t want to use butter in your skillet, you can use a nonstick skillet.
- Chop the potatoes evenly to ensure that they all finish cooking at the same time.
- For more flavor, add chopped peppers or sweet potatoes to this corned beef hash recipe.
- I’ve also successfully made this dish with regular beef brisket instead of corned beef. You can use any leftover beef from the night before, and season to taste. Remember that corned beef is typically a fatty cut, so leaner beef may taste different in a hash.
- If you’re making this in an oven-safe pan, crack a few eggs on top and place in the oven for 10-15 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked. If your skillet is not oven-safe, cook the eggs by placing a pot lid over the hash.
- Garnish your hash with fresh parsley, chives, or green onions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is corned beef hash in a can already cooked?
The best part about canned corned beef hash is that it is already cooked and ready to eat, so you can eat it without cooking it. Though I recommend that you brown your corned beef before cooking it, or it will not taste as good.
Why is corned beef hash so expensive?
Because the flat cut in corned beef hash is much leaner than the wider point cut, it is more expensive. The strange thing is that removing all of the fat from a pointcut after cooking results in less edible meat, so I recommend going with the flat cut. Real corned beef hash is a good reason to stock up on corned beef.
Who makes the best canned corned beef hash?
When it comes to selling hash in America, Hormel Mary’s Kitchen Corned Beef Hash ranks first. The canned corned beef hash gives you an energetic breakfast that is rich in flavor and proteins found in finely cubed potatoes and beef.
Is canned corned beef healthy?
Yes, because corned beef is high in protein and fat, as well as a good source of vitamins and minerals. However, you should be aware that a serving of corned beef contains more than one-third of the DV for sodium. Because the brine salt actually helps tenderize the meat, it’s difficult to make a low sodium version of corned beef.