Beef hash has got to be one of our favorite meals because it’s so delicious and super easy to make. It’s the perfect dish to serve when you have leftover roast beef or steak.
In addition to being economical it is delicious and comforting. I hate wasting food.
I learned how to be frugal from watching my southern mama. After all, she could squeeze a quarter so tight you could hear the eagle scream.
And since I grew up with her thrifty ways, I’ve carried on the family tradition. Leftovers are valuable around our house, and I almost always put them to good use.
When our daughters were younger, they looked forward to having beef hash. In fact, our older daughter chose this for her birthday dinner one year over going out.
She said it was her absolute favorite meal. So of course, I obliged her.
Even though it’s easy to prepare and economical, beef hash ranks close to the top of our comfort foods list. Others we enjoy are this delicious shepherd’s pie and this other easy-to-make dish, a chicken and rice casserole.
What You Need for Beef Hash
You don’t need many ingredients for this delectable dish. If you have some sort of oil or fat, leftover beef, an onion, and a couple of potatoes, you can make it.
However, it also helps to have some seasonings to keep it from tasting bland. I like to use a little bit of seasoning salt and a lot of black pepper.
When I’m in the mood for extra spicy, I add ground cayenne. Other ingredients you can add are garlic, basil, rosemary, and thyme.
For exact measurements of each ingredient and full directions, go to the recipe card at the bottom of the page. You can even print out the card by using the “print” button.
How to Make Beef Hash
I always start out with a big skillet, since I like to have leftovers from my leftovers. My husband and I can get two meals each out of this one.
I heat up the skillet with enough butter to cover the bottom of it. You can also spray it with nonstick spray, but we like the flavor of butter.
While the butter melts, dice the potatoes. The smaller they are the faster they cook.
Next, I sauté the onions until they are translucent. They add a tremendous amount of flavor to the dish.
After the onions are ready, add the diced potatoes and cook them until they are tender but still firm.
Finally, add the beef to the skillet. This is the time to season it according to your family’s taste.
The finished dish is warm, filling, and delicious. Serve it with your favorite vegetable or salad to make a balanced meal.
When You Don’t Have Leftovers
For those times when we want beef hash but don’t have leftovers, I purchase a couple of small steaks. Using a very sharp knife, I cut the meat into cubes.
Since it’s not precooked, I add it to the onion and potato mixture before the potatoes are done. Cubed meat doesn’t take long to cook.
Other Types of Hash
You can also use corned beef. You’ve heard of corned beef hash, right?
Follow the same recipe, with one small difference. Since the meat is already so heavily seasoned, cut way back on the salt.
Pork hash and chicken hash are essentially the same. However, you might try using sweet potatoes for a different taste sensation and a boost of extra nutrients.
Don’t be afraid to experiment. You might discover that you have a knack for creating your own delicious recipes.
More Blogs I Follow
As a foodie, I love to go to other people’s food blogs to get dinner ideas. Here are some of my favorites:
Back to My Southern Roots
Make It to Friday
Julia’s Simply Southern
Big Bear’s Wife
Mrs. Happy Homemaker
Sweet Little Bluebird
Miz Helen’s Country Cottage
The Country Cook
The Pin Junkie
More Dishes from Leftovers
We love getting rotisserie chickens from Costco. For one thing, they’re humongous at three-plus pounds each.
Secondly, they’re very inexpensive. But most of all, they are perfectly seasoned, and we think they’re delicious.
If I don’t have time to go to Costco, I’ll get one at Publix, Harris Teeter, or any of the other grocery stores in the area. They’re all good.
There are several things I enjoy making from leftover rotisserie chickens. The Crockpot chicken stew is ideal for days when I’m busy, so I let the slow cooker do all the work.
- 1 cup of cooked beef cut into bite-size pieces
- 2 cups of diced potatoes
- 1 cup of diced onions
- 1/4 cup of butter
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Saute the onions until they are translucent.
- Add the diced potatoes and cook until they are tender.
- Add the beef and stir.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Allow the hash to cook until the bottom browns. Turn it to brown it on the other side.
- Serve hot.
Experiment with different seasonings, including cayenne pepper, garlic, thyme, rosemary, or any of your favorites.
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