I have two different ways of making this homemade corned beef hash recipe. The traditional way which is a great hearty breakfast as well as a creamy version that my family loves! Both are great leftover corned beef recipes.
Occasionally we have leftovers after St. Patrick’s day so I’ve always wanted to make a homemade corned beef hash recipe. It was so good! I made it two ways because I was curious to see what it would taste like with some creaminess, I prefer the second version you see here. Try them both! (originally published 1/18, affiliate links present)
Corned Beef Hash with Leftovers
Let me start by saying that I hate wasting food, like it is my worst pet peeve. On top of that I truely love this stuff, like I could eat it every week! We make it any time of year really and starts with this beauty right here. Many times it is all gone but if we have anything left I surely make this for breakfast the next morning!
Whether you make your corned beef brisket in the oven, air fryer corned beef, made in your pressure cooker, or a Traeger corned beef it all works for this day after dish.
Corned Beef Hash browns
If you want it to be faster you could use bagged and refrigerated potatoes that are already shredded. I went all out and made it from scratch but either way this is amazing. Here are a few questions you might have:
Typically it is cubed leftover meat from St. Pattys Day, potatoes and onions. There are tons of other things you can add and seasonings too.
I will show you how to make 2 different versions here! Traditional and creamy styles are shared, both are delicious.
I use this slow cooker corned beef brisket or easy Instant Pot corned beef and cabbage recipe throughout the year. Cooking corned beef and cabbage is easy really.
How to Make Corned Beef Hash
It is like nothing else you’ve had before. This hunk of meat has a tremendous amount of flavor with little to no effort on your part.
It is already seasoned and comes with a little seasoning packet you just sprinkle on top. Everything else beyond that is just extra. We will explain two methods on the stovetop below but you could make air fryer corned beef hash as well! That gives you a crispy nature to it which is a great texture for this dish.
Corned beef and hash recipes
I will share 2 with you here today, both are great. This gave it a creaminess and bit of added flavor, but it is totally up to you.
- If you’re curious I encourage you to make the one below. Then set aside a bowl and add just a bit of sour cream to it and see if you prefer that one. If so, then make that version the next go around. 😉
There are really very few ingredients to it which I love. I had most of them at home other than a bag of potatoes which I was out of and had to run to the store for.
Quite inexpensive as well which I love and great for breakfast, brunch, or dinner as I had it. 😉
I go heavier on the onions and garlic because I just feel it gives it an extra helping of flavor. Adjust as you’d like. Two cups of diced corned beef were left over so that is what I used. I made the ratio about 50/50 meat & potatoes. That is up to you too.
Leftover Corned Beef Hash
- Tastes great cooked in a cast iron pan if you have one (this is the one I have)
- You can use a nonstick skillet or frying pan too. Cast iron is just my preference.
- Dice your potatoes rather small so they can soften in a shorter amount of time
- Season throughout the cooking process, tasting as you go until you achieve the levels you love
Slow and steady is the key, allow to simmer on low for best results.
Homemade corned beef hash
This is what I used to make ours. If you need a dairy free version I have made it that for my husband in years past. You can find a lactose free sour cream in most stores and Country crock has a plant based butter product that is quite good.
- Large skillet – cast iron is my preference, use a bit of olive oil to start
- Leftover diced corned beef
- Garlic, minced
- Yellow potatoes, diced fine
- Sour cream, if making creamy version
- Season with salt and pepper when it’s done
Either way you make it this is a great recipe we all loved. Some love it with an easy over egg on top or fried eggs when served over the potatoes and onions. Poached eggs are yummy too.
If you have more leftover corned beef, make our corned beef soup too! This 15 minute mongolian beef is another winner of a dinner.
Corned Beef Hash Casserole
Like I said above, if you wanted to cut down on the prep and cook time you could use frozen hashbrowns in a bag, cook until defrosted, then add meat and other ingredients to meld flavors together. From scratch you could use any variety though Yukon are softest and red will stay rather firm.
- Melt your butter in your pan on low heat, add diced onions and saute until onions soften. Add minced garlic and finely diced potatoes. Mix
- Put in cubed leftover corned beef and cook. Mix in seasonings (I use 1/4 tsp salt and when done test to see if I want another 1/4 tsp).
Cover your pan that is on medium high heat.
- Stir every 3 minutes to bring bottom potato mixture to top and mix.
- Continue with covering it again, stirring for 12-15 minutes total or until you’ve cooked the potatoes and are softened to the texture you desire.
If you want to make the creamy corned beef hash version add your sour cream once your potatoes are softened, fold in, and keep on low for 3-4 minutes or just until heated. Top with diced green onions and serve! Nutritional information is listed below with saturated fat, calories etc. It is calculated including the sour cream.
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Homemade Corned Beef Hash Recipe
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp garlic minced
- 1 onion small, diced
- 2 c corned beef cooked, cubed
- 2 potatoes gold are best, diced fine
- 1/4-1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp garlic salt
- 1/4 tsp dill optional
- 2 green onions
- 1/2 c sour cream optional, used for creamy corned beef hash recipe
- Melt your butter in your pan on low heat, add diced onions and saute until onions soften.
- Add minced garlic and finely diced potatoes. Mix
- Add cubed leftover corned beef, mix in seasonings (I use 1/4 tsp salt and when done test to see if I want another 1/4 tsp).
- Cover your pan that is on low/med. heat.
- Stir every 3 minutes to bring bottom potato mixture to top and mix.
- Continue with covering it again, stirring for 12-15 minutes total or until your potatoes are softened to the texture you desire. If you want to make the creamy corned beef hash version add your sour cream once your potatoes are softened, fold in, and keep on low for 3-4 minutes or just until heated.
- Top with diced green onions and serve!
Monday 15th of January 2018
I'm a bit embarrassed to post this to you. I'm soon to be 68 years old and never made or ate corn beef ! What cut of beef do you buy ? I'd want to use my instant pot if possible or I do have iron cookware. (The southern in me keeps my cast iron ). It sounds really tasty and I'm ready to make it soon as I know kind of beef to purchase. Hope this message is allowed.