As delicious as corned beef is, there’s usually too much to eat in one sitting even for the most dedicated of fans. That means leftovers are sure to happen. Rather than languish in your fridge, though, you can quickly turn these leftovers into the most amazing corned beef hash of your life with just a few extra ingredients.
The Best Corned Beef Hash Recipe
What You Need
- 2 cups cubed leftover beef.
- 2 cups diced leftover potatoes.
- 3 cloves minced garlic.
- 1 small onion, diced.
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter.
- 2 tbsp olive oil.
- 1/4 tsp thyme.
- 1/4 tsp paprika.
- 1/4 tsp basil.
- 1/4 tsp oregano.
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt.
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper.
- 4 large eggs (optional).
To begin, heat a large skillet (cast iron works best) over medium-high heat. Add in butter and oil until melted and bubbling, then toss in the onion. Season with a pinch of salt and black pepper, cooking until translucent. If you wish, you could even add peppers, mushrooms, diced tomatoes, or anything else that might taste good at this point in equal proportion to the onions, but that all depends on how good you want your hash to taste by the end of things.
Next, add garlic and cook until fragrant (this should only take a minute or less). After that, toss in the potatoes and keep everything moving until the potato pieces have browned on all sides and the onions have started to caramelize while making sure to add more butter or other fat as needed if the skillet becomes too dry. Season everything with thyme, basil, oregano, and paprika and add more salt and pepper to taste, stirring to coat all the ingredients thoroughly in the seasoning.
Finally, add the beef and cook until browned and heated through. If desired, you could make four wells in the hash to crack in the eggs, seasoning with salt and pepper placing in an oven preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes or so until cooked through.
When you’re done, serve up your hash immediately, garnishing with fresh herbs like parsley if you wish and eating it alongside anything else you’d like to add to this breakfast of champions.
Leftovers don’t have to mean “left to rot,” as your extra corned beef can quickly and easily be transformed into a delicious corned beef hash in no time at all.
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