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How to Make a Cold Roast Meat Hash

Updated on February 3, 2013
cold roast beef hash
cold roast beef hash

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 10 min
Yields: serves 6

This is a warm dish, despite the title, and it uses up the leftovers from the Sunday roast, whether that be lamb, beef, pork or chicken.

The exact quantities are not important, as obviously there will be diiffering amounts of meats left over each time, and as the ingredients are placed in layers in the casserole dish, each time you make it, you will have different quantities.

However, this does not matter in the slightest, so long as there is enough to go round everyone you are feeding.

This is a favorite recipe in our family, and is deceptively simple to prepare, and absolutely delicious.

Try it, and cold roast meat hash is sure to become a firm favorite in your family too!

Ingredients

  • 1lb cold roast meat, beef, pork, lamb, chicken
  • 1 pint white sauce
  • 1 can baked beans in tomato sauce
  • 3lbs potatoes, boiled and mashed
  • 1 tablespoon Worcester sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 cup cheese, grated
  • 2 large onions, peeled and chopped
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boil poatoes in salted waterfry chopped onionsfried onionschop meatadd meat to processoradd meat to white sauceplace meat/white sauce mix in casseroleadd layer of onionsadd can of baked beansmash cooked potatoes
boil poatoes in salted water
boil poatoes in salted water | Source
fry chopped onions
fry chopped onions
fried onions
fried onions
chop meat
chop meat
add meat to processor
add meat to processor
add meat to white sauce
add meat to white sauce
place meat/white sauce mix in casserole
place meat/white sauce mix in casserole
add layer of onions
add layer of onions
add can of baked beans
add can of baked beans
mash cooked potatoes
mash cooked potatoes

Instructions

  1. Chop meat, then put in a blender to grind it up
  2. Prepare a plain white sauce
  3. Fry the onions until they turn a golden brown in color
  4. Boil and mash potatoes, then set aside
  5. Mix ground meat into the white sauce and stir well. Add mustard, Worcester sauce and seasonings to taste
  6. Place in a casserole dish
  7. Add the fried onions
  8. Add the can of baked beans in tomato sauce
  9. Spoon the mashed potatoes over the top and smooth it down
  10. Place grated cheese on top
  11. Place casserole in oven for half an hour, gas mark 5/190C/375F, or until the cheese on the top is lightly browned
  12. Serve
add the mashed potatoes to the hash
add the mashed potatoes to the hash | Source
add the grated cheese to the top
add the grated cheese to the top | Source
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melt butteradd flour to butter and mix wellonce all the milk is added and you have a smooth paste, bring to boil, stirring all the time
melt butter
melt butter
add flour to butter and mix well
add flour to butter and mix well
once all the milk is added and you have a smooth paste, bring to boil, stirring all the time
once all the milk is added and you have a smooth paste, bring to boil, stirring all the time

How to Make a white sauce

You can just as easily buy a packet mix of ready-prepared white sauce, and make it up according to instructions, but I prefer to make my own.

Ingredients:

  • 3 level tablespoons/1oz flour (or cornflour)
  • 1 pint of milk
  • 2 oz butter
  • salt and pepper

Method

  1. Melt butter over a low heat.
  2. Remove from heat and mix in flour.
  3. Return to heat and cook for a couple of minutes.
  4. Remove from heat again, and add in cold milk slowly, beating well between each addition, until all the milk is added and you have a smooth paste
  5. Return to heat, and bring to boil stirring all the time.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste.

tomato and worcester sauce makes a nice addition to hash
tomato and worcester sauce makes a nice addition to hash | Source

Variations to cold meat hash

Cold roast meat hash is not difficult to make at all, and all the different flavors in it blend together so well, you will wonder why you didn't think of it before.

An interesting addition is to add some sliced tomatoes to one of the layers underneath the potatoes, if you have some in the house to use up.

Again the taste of tomatoes adds a little something else to the dish. In fact, that is half the fun of making hash, as, as the title suggests, it is simply a hash of ingredients, all placed together to create a tasty meal for all the family.

You may have a favorite spice blend which can be added, over and above the ingredients listed here, or even instead of.

I have found that soy sauce makes an interesting addition, when added to the meat in the sauce part.

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      Nigella Cook 5 years ago from UK

      I don't think most people put the meat in a white sauce either, but what a difference it makes! Try it and see :)

    • rjsadowski profile image

      rjsadowski 5 years ago

      An interesting recipe with great pictures. The addition of a can of baked beans is new to me.