How to make Corned Beef Hash the easy way

Chop up the potato into good sized chunks. Same size as if you were doing roast or boiled.
Chop up the potato into good sized chunks. Same size as if you were doing roast or boiled.
Chop up an onion. I normally chop it smaller than this, but the little kids weren't here for tea!
Chop up an onion. I normally chop it smaller than this, but the little kids weren't here for tea!
Put the potato and onion in the pan. Boil water in a kettle, then pour over (carefully). Water level should be just above the potato. Bring to the boil, then turn down so it just simmers.
Put the potato and onion in the pan. Boil water in a kettle, then pour over (carefully). Water level should be just above the potato. Bring to the boil, then turn down so it just simmers.
Chop your corned beef into chunks. It soon breaks down. Give it a stir to help the process.
Chop your corned beef into chunks. It soon breaks down. Give it a stir to help the process.
Add: a table spoon of worcestershire sauce; half tea spoon of pepper; one or two oxo cubes; three or four table spoons of brown sauce; two or three table spoons of gravy granuals (to thicken)
Add: a tablespoon of worcestershire sauce; half teaspoon of pepper; one or two oxo cubes; three or four table spoons of brown sauce; two or three table spoons of gravy granuals (to thicken)
It will look something like this...almost definitely! It's the potatoes you need to make sure are cooked properly, so 15 to 20 minutes cooking time is needed (from when you first put them in the pan). That means you're nearly there!
It will look something like this...almost definitely! It's the potatoes you need to make sure are cooked properly, so 15 to 20 minutes cooking time is needed (from when you first put them in the pan). That means you're nearly there!
Simplicity dictates that you should just use ready made Yorkshire Puddings. You can buy frozen ones that take 4 minutes in the oven.
Simplicity dictates that you should just use ready made Yorkshire Puddings. You can buy frozen ones that take 4 minutes in the oven.
Once the Yorkshires are done, get them on the plate. Spoon on as much Corned Beef Hash as you like...but make sure there is enough for seconds. Enjoy! :-)
Once the Yorkshires are done, get them on the plate. Spoon on as much Corned Beef Hash as you like...but make sure there is enough for seconds. Enjoy! :-)

Corned Beef Hash is one of my favourite dishes, for a number of reasons. First off, it tastes great. Secondly, it's cheap to make and can feed many. Thirdly, it is perhaps one of the simplest and most fulfilling hot meals I know of.

In fact it is so easy to make that the only instructions I've given, are in the captions of the photos!

The resipe is one my Mum taught me when I was young. Since she worked full time as well as my Dad, she said it was a perfect way to feed the whole family quickly, and with little effort, if they'd had a particularly stressful or long day.

She's great my Mum, and this recipie is exactly the one me and my wife use when we're short of time or energy.

The ingredients you need are simply this:

  • Enough potatoes to fill a large pan
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tin of Corned Beef
  • A small assortment of condements (see method on the right)
  • A pack of frozen Yorkshire Puddings

Preparation time is about 5 minutes at the most. Cooking time is about 20 minutes. There can't be many great meals you can make in this time, which will feed the whole family. If there is any left at the end, pack it away in an aire tight tub, and take it to work for lunch the next day...just don't fall out over who gets to take it!

I hope you enjoy! Let me know how you get on by making comments. I'm sure there are variations to this as well, probably dependent on how your own Mothers used to make it :-)


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Pip 3 years ago

Your missing paprika from this recipe !! A definite must :)


philis 3 years ago

ill second that

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