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Corned Beef Hash

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Corned Beef Hash

Corned beef hash is a hearty and flavorful dish that’s perfect for any meal of the day. Made with savory corned beef, crispy potatoes, and tender onions, this classic recipe is not only delicious but also easy to prepare.

Whether you’re whipping it up for a special breakfast, a quick lunch, or a cozy dinner, corned beef hash is sure to satisfy your cravings. The best part? You can customize it by adding your favorite ingredients like carrots, peppers, or even a fried egg on top.

If you’ve never made corned beef hash before, don’t worry. Follow along to learn how to create this simple yet irresistible dish that brings comfort and joy to your table.

Exact Ingredients (+ Possible Substitutes)

To make delicious corned beef hash, you’ll need the following ingredients:


  • Corned Beef: 3 cups, cooked and diced.
  • Potatoes: 3 cups, diced.
  • Onion: 1 large, diced.
  • Butter: 2 tablespoons.
  • Salt and Pepper: To taste.

Possible Substitutes:

  • Corned Beef: Swap with roast beef or pastrami if you prefer a different flavor.
  • Potatoes: Use sweet potatoes or leftover mashed potatoes for a twist.
  • Onion: Red onions or shallots give a sweeter taste.
  • Butter: Try olive oil or ghee for a different fat source.
  • Salt and Pepper: Add other spices like paprika, garlic powder, or thyme for extra flavor.

Optional Additions:

  • Garlic: 2 cloves, minced.
  • Bell Peppers: Adds color and a bit of sweetness.
  • Parsley: Fresh for garnish.

Feel free to get creative and use what you have on hand. The key is to balance the flavors and textures. Enjoy your cooking!


  1. Preheat Your Pan:
    Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add a bit of oil or butter to the pan.

  2. Prepare Potatoes:
    Dice your potatoes into small, even pieces. Add them to the heated pan in a single layer. Season with salt and pepper. Let them cook until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Flip and repeat.

  3. Add Vegetables:
    Add chopped onions to the pan. Stir and cook until tender, around 3-4 minutes. If desired, add minced garlic and cook for another minute.

  4. Include Corned Beef:
    Chop the corned beef into small chunks. Add them to the pan and combine with the potatoes and onions. Stir well.

  5. Cook Until Crispy:
    Press the mixture down with a spatula. Allow it to cook for 6-7 minutes. Flip and let it cook for another 5-6 minutes. Keep flipping every few minutes for about 20 minutes until everything is crispy and browned.

  6. Season to Taste:
    Add any additional seasonings like onion powder, thyme, oregano, or basil.

  7. Serve:
    Remove from heat and garnish with chopped parsley if desired. Serve immediately. Enjoy your delicious corned beef hash!

Tips, Tricks & Storing

Use Leftover Corned Beef: Save time by using leftover corned beef from another meal.

Dice Evenly: Cut potatoes and corned beef into small, even pieces for consistent cooking.

Hot Skillet: Make sure your skillet is hot before adding ingredients to ensure a crispy hash.

Don’t Overcrowd: Give your ingredients space in the pan. Overcrowding can make your hash soggy.

Press Down: Press the mixture down with a spatula to create a nice crust.

Flip Carefully: Flip the hash in sections to keep the crust intact.

Add Onions and Garlic Last: Prevent burning by adding onions and garlic towards the end of cooking.

Experiment with Spices: Add onion powder, black pepper, or even a dash of paprika for extra flavor.

Store Properly: Keep leftover corned beef hash in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Reheat Right: Reheat leftovers in a skillet over medium heat to regain crispiness. Avoid the microwave as it can make the hash rubbery.

Freeze for Later: Freeze hash by spreading it out on a baking sheet to freeze individually, then transfer to a freezer bag. This way, you can reheat only what you need.

Use Fresh Herbs: Garnish with fresh parsley or chives before serving for a bright finish.

Recipe Variations & Serving Suggestions

There are many ways to make corned beef hash. Each recipe has its unique twist, letting you enjoy different flavors and textures.

Recipe Variations:

  • Classic: Combine diced corned beef, potatoes, and onions. Fry until crispy.
  • Quiche: Mix corned beef hash with eggs and bake in a pie crust.
  • Sweet Potato Hash: Use diced sweet potatoes for a sweeter taste.
  • Spicy: Add chopped jalapeños or hot sauce for a kick.
  • With Veggies: Include bell peppers, garlic, and other vegetables.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Breakfast: Serve with fried or poached eggs on top.
  • Brunch: Pair with toast and fresh fruit.
  • Dinner: Use as a side dish for grilled meat or fish.
  • Garnish: Sprinkle parsley or chives for extra flavor.

You can also experiment by adding different spices, like cumin or paprika, to change the taste. Enjoy your corned beef hash any time of the day!

Benjamin Happy Muncher

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