Corned Beef Hash

by Heather

Corned beef hash, with its crispy edges, tender meat, and comforting flavors, is a favorite dish in kitchens around the world. Today, we will take a look at the history, variations, and secrets behind the creation of the perfect corned beef hash. And then, we will share our new take on an old favorite!

The Roots of Corned Beef Hash: To truly appreciate corned beef hash, we must first understand where it all began. The dish has its origins in the resourceful use of leftovers. In times when frugality was paramount, cooks would repurpose cooked corned beef and potatoes into a hash, adding onions and spices for extra flavor. This practical and delicious approach to reducing food waste laid the foundation for the modern corned beef hash we enjoy today.

Ingredients Unveiled: At the heart of any great corned beef hash lies the quality of its ingredients. The star of the show is, of course, the corned beef – brined, cured, and slow-cooked to achieve that tender texture and savory taste. Paired with potatoes, the dish gains substance and a delightful contrast in texture. Onions, often caramelized, contribute sweetness, while various spices and herbs add depth and complexity to the flavor profile.

Have I ever mentioned that I am allergic to onions? If you are a lover of all things onion, unfortunately you will be sadly disappointed in our recipe. Luckily, recipes are fun to alter, add onions and enjoy!

Crafting the Perfect Hash: Creating a stellar corned beef hash is both an art and a science. Begin by selecting high-quality corned beef, whether store-bought or homemade, and cook it to perfection. Boiling or slow-cooking are common methods, each imparting a unique character to the meat. Potatoes should be parboiled to ensure they maintain a firm texture in the final dish.

The key to achieving that sought-after crispy texture in your hash lies in the cooking process. A well-seasoned cast-iron skillet is often the weapon of choice, allowing the hash to develop a golden crust while retaining its moist interior. Patience is crucial here – resist the urge to stir too frequently, allowing the magic of caramelization to take place.

Variations and Creativity: While the classic corned beef hash holds a special place in many hearts, the beauty of this dish lies in its adaptability. Explore variations that suit your taste preferences – add bell peppers for a burst of color and sweetness, toss in some shredded cheese for a gooey indulgence, or even incorporate a poached egg on top for a luxurious brunch experience.

For a healthier twist, consider using sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes, or mix in a medley of colorful vegetables. The possibilities are as diverse as your imagination, making corned beef hash a canvas for culinary creativity.

International Influences: Corned beef hash is not confined to American kitchens; it has found its way into various international cuisines, each putting its unique spin on the dish. In the United Kingdom, corned beef hash is a comfort food classic, often enjoyed with a fried egg on top. In Puerto Rico, “corned beef hash” takes the form of “corned beef picadillo,” where it is combined with tomatoes, olives, and raisins for a flavorful twist.

Culinary Pairings and Serving Suggestions: Corned beef hash is a versatile dish that can be enjoyed at any time of the day. For a hearty breakfast, serve it alongside eggs – fried, poached, or scrambled. Consider topping it with a dollop of sour cream or a drizzle of hot sauce for an extra kick. At lunch or dinner, pair it with a crisp salad or steamed vegetables for a well-rounded meal.

The Social Aspect: For many of us, corned beef hash holds a special place in our hearts. When I think about it, I return to my childhood and eating hash with my family. Back then, dinner at the table was mandatory and we all shared things about our day. Corned beef hash has a way of lending itself to family and gathering around the table. Sharing stories, laughter, and a plate of delicious corned beef hash creates lasting memories.

Corned beef hash is more than just a dish – it’s a celebration of resourcefulness, creativity, and the joy of savoring simple pleasures. From its humble beginnings as a thrifty leftover solution to its current status as a beloved comfort food, corned beef hash continues to captivate taste buds and bring people together. As you embark on your culinary adventures with this timeless dish, may each crispy bite be a testament to the enduring charm of corned beef hash. Now, on to the recipe!

Corned Beef Hash

Corned Beef Hash WHAT YOU NEED

WHAT YOU NEED 

Corned Beef

Sweet Potatoes

Russet Potatoes

Red Bell Pepper

Maple Syrup

Oil

Salt

WHAT YOU DO 

Dice all ingredients into 1/4 inch chunks. Mix in a large bowl to combine while the skillet heats.

Hash Mix

For this recipe, we will be using the 11-inch Granitum Nonstick Stir Fry Pan from our friends at Ballarini! Once the pan is heated, add two tablespoons of oil. Then, add all ingredients and fry until the corned beef starts to crisp and the vegetables are cooked through.

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Add salt and maple syrup to your liking!

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Cooked Corn Beef Hash

Cooked Corn Beef Hash

Corned Beef Hash

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Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )

Ingredients

1/2 lb Corned Beef

2 Sweet Potatoes

2 Russet Potatoes

1 Red Bell Pepper

2 tbsp Oil

Maple Syrup (to taste)

Salt (to taste)

 

Instructions

  1. Dice all ingredients into 1/4 inch chunks.
  2. Heat skillet.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of oil.
  4. Fry all ingredients, stirring on occasion, until the corned beef starts to crisp and the vegetables are cooked through.
  5. Add salt and maple syrup to your taste.
  6. Enjoy!

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Disclosure: We received the Ballarini Parma Plus Stir Fry Pan and Crown Maple Syrup complimentary to assist us with this recipe. All opinions and the recipe are 100% my own.

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18 comments

Lisa Vance January 22, 2024 - 1:00 pm
Great recipe. Thanks for sharing. The photo made my mouth water so i know I really want to try it.
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Barrie January 22, 2024 - 3:07 pm
I love the addition of sweet potatoes! I haven't made Corned Beef Hash in ages but will try after March leftovers!
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Maria Egan January 22, 2024 - 4:24 pm
I like the inclusion of sweet potatoes. They are a favorite of mine.
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Ashley Parks January 22, 2024 - 10:04 pm
This looks great! My hubby was just asking to make this last weekend. I need to put this one on the menu to try.
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AC January 23, 2024 - 9:06 am
This looks so delicious and full of flavor. I would make this with breakfast or dinner. Thank you for sharing the recipe
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Denise Low January 23, 2024 - 1:29 pm
Thank you for sharing this recipe. I have never tried to fix it but I am willing to give it a try.
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gloria patterson January 28, 2024 - 4:07 pm
OMG that looks so good............... to me it would be snacking food
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Terri Quick February 9, 2024 - 9:02 pm
Thank you for sharing
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Lauryn R February 12, 2024 - 4:13 pm
Wow, this looks delicious! I have never had corn beef hash from scratch before, I can almost guarantee it is so much better than that canned stuff. I am definitely going to have to try to make this very soon, thank you so much for sharing the recipe!
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Brittany Gilley March 12, 2024 - 7:41 am
this looks like a great St Paddys day brunch idea
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Amber Myers June 6, 2024 - 6:03 pm
I need to make this. I haven't have corned beef hash in ages and it looks fantastic.
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Hannah Bures June 6, 2024 - 6:51 pm
I made this last night for my family. They were thrilled! Everyone got a second plate and there were no leftovers!
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Heather June 9, 2024 - 1:15 pm
Oh my goodness, I am so happy to hear that!! I'm glad that you enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing!
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Tara Pittman June 6, 2024 - 7:26 pm
My dad loved corn beef hash. I can't wait to make this recipe.
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Christy G June 6, 2024 - 11:16 pm
I’ve never had corned beef hash before. I’m not really sure that I want to give it a try. I have Rheumatoid arthritis so I try to stay away from processed meats.
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Rosey June 7, 2024 - 2:41 pm
This was a comfort food dish for my ex-husband. Brings back good memories of making him breakfast and enjoying the day. I don't miss him (damaged bridges), but I liked being married to him when I was. :)
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Clarice June 7, 2024 - 7:58 pm
I love corned beef and this looks delicious. I haven't really thought about adding maple syrup and would love to give it a try. Thank you for sharing the recipe.
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Lavanda Michelle Williams June 8, 2024 - 8:08 am
Your corned beef hash recipe brought back such warm memories of family dinners. I love the detailed history and all the creative variations you suggested. Can’t wait to try it out and add my own twist!
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