Homemade Corned Beef Hash
Do you have a lot of leftover corned beef from St. Patrick’s Day? We don’t usually. It’s such a huge favorite in our house that it’s usually gone the first night but this year, I intentionally boiled an extra corned beef so I could use it for a couple of recipes I wanted to experiment on. One of them was a corned beef hash. I grew up with corned beef hash in a can but now, even the thought of that makes me shiver. How many preservatives and stabilizers are in canned meat?! I don’t even want to know. I was born in Hawaii, land of Spam, and my dad still LOVES it. Never been a fan. I’m glad about that now 🙂
Corned beef hash isn’t hard to make. And it’s pretty versatile. You can throw in whatever you’d like to the dish. I made mine with onions, bell peppers, scallions, and of course, the traditional corned beef and potatoes. You could also throw in some cabbage if you had some leftover. Or scrambled eggs would be good too if you wanted some extra protein! I think additional veggies including mushrooms, zucchini, or leeks would be yummy too. Be creative! It’s a toss-in-a-pan kind of meal. Experiment and see what you like! That’s another thing I like about this dish, it’s a one pot meal. I made it, ate it, and cleaned it up in about 45 minutes. Super easy and affordable right now! I bought 4 corned beefs to stick in the freezer because it’s the one time of year they go on sale and we love it. I went a month ago because I was craving corned beef and wanted it right then and there. It was $12 a pound. Nope, not gonna happen. Way too cheap for that. Wait a month and I just bought it for $2.10 a pound! Now I’ve got some stocked up so we can indulge a few more times as well! This Irishwoman is prepared!
- 1/2 lb cooked and shredded corned beef
- 2 large potatoes, cubed
- 1 large onion, diced finely
- 1 bell pepper, diced (or I used about 5 baby bell peppers)
- 2 scallions, minced
- 2 T olive oil
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil to pan.
- Add potatoes to skillet and fry until potatoes are soft and golden brown.
- Add onions and bell peppers to potatoes and continue to cook until onions are transparent in color.
- Add corned beef and fry till corned beef is heated through and slightly browned.
- Transfer to serving bowl and top with scallions. Serve hot.