St. Patty’s Leftovers? Make Corned Beef Hash

corned beef hash

Everyone is Irish on Saint Patrick’s Day so Corned Beef and Cabbage is considered de rigeur in many households, pubs and restaurants on March 17th. Often times, there will be leftovers so we suggest giving homemade corned beef hash a try. It is easy to make and so much more tasty than canned. For a list of g-free corned beefs, click here.

Corned Beef Hash

Servings: 6

Corned Beef Hash


  • 2 Tbsp. butter, divided
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cups finely chopped, cooked corned beef
  • 3 cups pre-cooked potatoes, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper, more to taste
  • kosher salt, if needed


  1. Melt 1 Tbsp. of the butter in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add the onions and cook and stir until softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. While the onions cook, stir together the corned beef, potatoes and pepper in a large mixing bowl. Add the cooked onions to the mixture and stir well to combine.
  3. Melt the remaining Tbsp. of butter in the large skillet. When hot, add the corned beef mixture to the skillet and use the back of a spatula to firmly press the mixture into the pan.
  4. Let the hash cook for 10 minutes without stirring (potatoes and hash should be golden and crispy on the bottom).
  5. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, for about 8 more minutes, until heated through and lightly browned.

Dairy Free Variation: Replace butter with Earth Balance or olive oil.

Technique Tip: You can make quick work of the chopping by using a food processor or electric chopper, but we recommend that you process each ingredient separately so that you achieve the right consistency.


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3 Responses to St. Patty’s Leftovers? Make Corned Beef Hash

  1. Mimi March 14, 2013 at 5:38 pm #

    T hat looks tasty! Any ideas on how to make a Reuben less fattening? Those are our after-St. Patty’s day favorite. I always have to buy more corned beef just for those!

    • Kitty Broihier MS, RD, LD March 26, 2013 at 4:04 pm #

      Skip the dressing or skip the cheese–easiest ways. I always skip the dressing because it makes everything soggy, which I don’t like. And I find the tang of the sauerkraut is enough with the meat.

    • Kimberly Mayone March 27, 2013 at 2:05 am #

      Another idea would be to make open-faced sandwiches use Jarlsberg Light cheese instead of Swiss.

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