Best Corned Beef Hash | Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Best Corned Beef Hash

If you've still got some corned beef in your fridge leftover from last week, I've got a great recipe for you!  Best Corned Beef Hash is a dish I've been making for years. One of those recipes you don't think to write down.  One of those recipes you just make. Well, today I'm going to share it with you!

I'm not sure what my family enjoys more. The actual corned beef and cabbage dinner or all the yummy recipes I make with the leftovers. To ensure plenty of leftovers, I always make several corned beef briskets at one time. That way we can eat it for days afterward! (Corned Beef Hash, Corned Beef Panini, etc.)

One recipe that always makes our table post St. Patrick's Day is this easy-to-make Best Corned Beef Hash recipe. My family enjoys corned beef hash so much that they are willing to eat the stuff in the can!  Not that there's anything wrong with that, but fresh corned beef hash is just SO MUCH BETTER!

What is "hash"?

Hash is a mixture of meat, potatoes, and onions (or other vegetables) chopped up and cooked together in a skillet. The word is derived from the French word, "hacher", meaning "to chop." It was developed as a way to use up leftovers, particularly leftover meat such as corned beef or roast beef.  It's an easy way to "stretch" leftover proteins for another, completely different meal. Hash can be served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It's customarily served with runny eggs when eaten for breakfast. 

How do you make corned beef hash?

I almost always cook the potatoes for the corned beef and cabbage dinner separate. I do it for a couple of reasons.

First, I can control the firmness of the potatoes when I cook them separate. Potatoes can quickly become really mushy when cooked in the pot with everything else.

Second, I'm not that fond of the cabbage taste potatoes tend to get when cooked with the beef, carrots and cabbage. Cooking them separately leaves them tasting like potatoes and only potatoes.

And lastly, I can make enough to have leftovers to put in the fridge to make corned beef hash dish!

Best Corned Beef Hash | Renee's Kitchen Adventures

If you don't have any potatoes leftover, no worries.  You can quick microwave some petite potatoes to use in the hash.  Just make sure you at least cool them to room temperature before using them in this recipe.  If you can make them ahead of time and refrigerate them, even better.  Cold, cooked potatoes tend to fry up much better than warm ones. There's probably some scientific reason why this is true...but I don't know what that reason is.

Best Corned Beef Hash | Renee's Kitchen Adventures

We always top our Best Corned Beef Hash with some runny yolk eggs! The egg yolks mix in with the hash and creates a delicious sauce! My son also uses ample amounts of hot sauce on his hash. YUM!

This hash makes a great breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

No leftover corned beef?  You can substitute thick sliced deli corned beef for the leftover corned beef with good results. You might also like to try my Ham Hash recipe!

Best Corned Beef Hash | Renee's Kitchen Adventures

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Best Corned Beef Hash

Renee Paj
Best Corned Beef Hash
Leftover corned beef is transformed into a simple hash with onions and potatoes and topped with eggs if you like!


  • 1/2 TBSP oil
  • 1 TBSP unsalted butter
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups cubed fully-cooked corned beef (leftovers) - for best results, use Certified Angus Beef® brand
  • 2 cups fully-cooked, cold, petite yukon gold potatoes, sliced into quarters
  • 1 medium sweet onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 TBSP fresh minced parsley


  1. Heat large skillet over med high heat. Add oil then butter. When butter starts to bubble, add in onion and cook for about 2 -3 minutes, or until it starts to become translucent.
  2. Add in garlic and cook for one minute. Add in potato. Press down and allow to brown on one side, about 7 - 8 minutes. Stir. and continue to heat until browned and warmed through.
  3. Add in corned beef and stir. Cook for another 2 minutes or so until the corned beef is heated through.
  4. Take off heat and add parsley and salt and pepper, to taste. Top with cooked eggs if desired.
Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 05 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.
Total time: 20 mins.

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  1. Wonderful recipe. Followed it to a T with great results. Try it, you’ll like it!

    1. Thanks for your review! This is always one of our favorites here in my house!

  2. Great easy recipe. Made tonight with left over corn beef. Will make again

    1. HI! Thanks for your review! It's a great recipe for leftover corned beef!


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