What is Corned Beef Hash

What is corned beef hash is a question I hear sometimes. People simply don’t know what it is. Corned beef hash is a meal made of finely diced potatoes and corned beef. It is great for breakfast or brunch. I make it for dinner sometimes as well!

You can either make your own corned beef or you can buy it at the store. Once you have boiled it you will probably have some left over. Go ahead and freeze it for using in corned beef hash or Reuben Sandwiches.

Corned beef is cured beef that is pink color. It is very tasty and is typically made on Saint Patrick’s Day as a boiled dinner with cabbage, potatoes and carrots.

Notice that this recipe calls for cooked potatoes. This is important as all you want is to crisp and brown them — which will take a while anyway. If you start this with raw potatoes they will take forever to cook. If you are making this for brunch cook the potatoes ahead of time.

This recipe works beautifully in a cast iron pan but don’t stress if you don’t have one.

Here is what you are going to need for this delicious corned beef hash:

Serves six

5 to 6 TBS butter
1 large white onion – coarsely chopped
3 cups finely diced cooked potatoes
3 cups finely chopped corned beef
1 TBS chopped parsley
3 tsp. black pepper

Melt 2 TBS of the butter in a large hot skillet. Add the onion and cook for about 8 to 10 minutes – until onion is softened and starts to brown.

Add a couple more tablespoons of butter and the potatoes and corned beef. Season with black pepper and mix well.

Working on medium low heat, allow the potatoes and corned beef to cook until they form a brown crust. If necessary, add more butter. Carefully flip some to check – after about 7 minutes – and if crusted flip it all. Allow the other side to brown as well. When it is finished, flip it one more time and add the parsley. Mix and serve with fried eggs. Enjoy!

Hash no eggs – CALORIES 314.88; FAT 20.52 grs (sat 9.70; mono 7.73; poly 0.78); PROTEIN 12.31 grs ; FIBER 2.20 grs; CARBS 20.78 grs; CHOLESTEROL 81.00 mg; IRON 1.79 mg; SODIUM 653.41 mg; CALCIUM 30.25 mg

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My name is Mary Ann Allen and I am here to help you get organized so you can save money on groceries and feed your family healthy, nutritious food. My multi-cultural cooking background comes from being born in the US and raised in Bolivia. I have 5 kids and own around 400 cook books. I absolutely love to cook!


  • June 13, 2012


    Oh my! I was looking for a hash brown recipe everywhere, but this video is the best & very helpful & easy to follow. Thanks for posting it up! Love your videos.

  • June 24, 2012


    Is the corn beef precooked?Can the potatoes be microwaved to cook ahead of time?

  • June 24, 2012


    Hi Mel!
    Yes. The corned beef is cooked. I have two videos on hoe to make it at home and how to cook it – in case you are interested. I guess you could cook the potatoes in the microwave if you would like. I am not big on microwave ovens for so me reason. As long as the potatoes are precooked and not overly so, you will be fine. Thanks for stopping by!
    Mary Ann

  • June 24, 2012


    Thank you very much Michela! I appreciate it!
    Mary Ann