Beef hash has got to be one of our favorite meals when we have leftover steak or roast beef. In addition to being economical it is delicious and comforting. I hate wasting food.
I learned how to be frugal from watching my southern mama. After all, she could squeeze a quarter so tight you could hear the eagle scream. And since I grew up with her thrifty ways, I’ve carried on the family tradition. Leftovers are valuable around our house, and I almost always put them to good use.
When our daughters were younger, they looked forward to having beef hash. In fact, our older daughter chose this for her birthday dinner over going out. She said it was her absolute favorite meal. So of course, I obliged her.
What You Need for Beef Hash
You don’t need many ingredients for this delectable dish. If you have some sort of oil or fat, leftover beef, an onion, and a couple of potatoes, you can make it.
However, it also helps to have some seasonings to keep it from tasting bland. I like to use a little bit of seasoning salt and a lot of black pepper. When I’m in the mood for extra spicy, I add ground cayenne.
How to Make Beef Hash
I always start out with a big skillet, since I like to have leftovers from my leftovers. My husband and I can get two meals each out of this one. I heat up the skillet with enough butter to cover the bottom of it.
While the butter melts, dice the potatoes. The smaller they are the faster they cook.
Next, I sauté the onions until they are translucent. They add a tremendous amount of flavor to the dish.
After the onions are ready, add the diced potatoes and cook them until they are tender but still firm. Finally, add the beef to the skillet. This is the time to season it according to your family’s taste.
The finished dish is warm, filling, and delicious. Serve it with your favorite vegetable or salad to make a balanced meal.
When You Don’t Have Leftovers
For those times when we want beef hash but don’t have leftovers, I purchase a couple of small steaks. Using a very sharp knife, I cut the meat into cubes. Since it’s not precooked, I add it to the onion and potato mixture before the potatoes are done. Cubed meat doesn’t take long to cook.
Other Types of Hash
You can also use corned beef. You’ve heard of corned beef hash, right? Follow the same recipe, with one small difference. Since the meat is already so heavily seasoned, cut way back on the salt.
Pork hash and chicken hash are essentially the same. However, you might try using sweet potatoes for a different taste sensation and a boost of extra nutrients. Don’t be afraid to experiment. You might discover that you have a knack for creating your own delicious recipes.
More Blogs I Follow
As a foodie, I love to go to other people’s food blogs to get dinner ideas. Here are some of my favorites:
Back to My Southern Roots
Make It to Friday
Julia’s Simply Southern
Big Bear’s Wife
Mrs. Happy Homemaker
Sweet Little Bluebird
Miz Helen’s Country Cottage
The Country Cook
The Pin Junkie
More Dishes from Leftovers
We love getting rotisserie chickens from Costco. For one thing, they’re humongous at three-plus pounds each. Secondly, they’re very inexpensive. But most of all, they are perfectly seasoned, and we think they’re delicious.
There are several things I enjoy making from leftover rotisserie chickens. The Crockpot chicken stew is ideal for days when I’m busy, so I let the slow cooker do all the work. When we’re in the mood for spicy, I prepare the chicken creole with rice. There’s often enough left for chicken salad sandwiches on another day.