Corned Beef Hash

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Have leftover corned beef from St. Patrick's Day? Make this Corned Beef Hash! Chop up your corned beef and potatoes, fry with onions, and serve as a side or for breakfast with eggs!

Photography Credit: Elise Bauer

Homemade Corned Beef Hash

Have corned beef left over from making corned beef and cabbage? (Yes I know, it’s a stretch, but one can hope.) Make some homemade corned beef hash! Chop it up and fry it up with boiled potatoes and serve with runny fried eggs for breakfast.

Or don’t wait (hope) for leftovers, making this hash is a good enough reason to make corned beef in the first place.

Corned Beef Hash in skillet ready to serve

How to Make Corned Beef Hash

Wondering how to make corned beef hash? It’s easy. Just sauté some onions, add chopped boiled potatoes and chopped cooked corned beef, and let them sizzle in the pan until browned and crispy at the edges. So good!

Add A Few Eggs

You can’t have corned beef hash without a few eggs, right? You can add eggs in two ways:

  1. Fry or poach a few eggs in a separate pan and serve them alongside your hash.
  2. Make a few nests in your pan of corn beef and crack the eggs into them. Cover the pan for a few minutes until the whites are set, and then serve the eggs and the hash together.

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Corned Beef Hash Recipe

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4-6

If you have leftover cabbage from corned beef and cabbage, feel free to chop that up as well and add that to the hash.


  • 2 to 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 2 to 3 cups finely chopped, cooked corned beef
  • 2 to 3 cups chopped cooked potatoes, preferably Yukon gold
  • Salt and pepper
  • Chopped fresh parsley


1 Sauté onions in butter: Heat butter in a large skillet (preferably cast iron) on medium heat. Add the onion and cook a few minutes, until translucent.

2 Add potatoes and corned beef: Mix in the chopped corned beef and potatoes. Spread out evenly over the pan. Increase the heat to high or medium high and press down on the mixture with a metal spatula.

3 Cook until browned, then flip: Do not stir the potatoes and corned beef, but let them brown. If you hear them sizzling, this is good.

Use a metal spatula to peek underneath and see if they are browning. If nicely browned, use the spatula to flip sections over in the pan so that they brown on the other side. Press down again with the spatula.

If there is too much sticking, you can add a little more butter to the pan. Continue to cook in this manner until the potatoes and the corned beef are nicely browned.

4 Stir in parsley, black pepper to serve: Remove from heat, stir in chopped parsley. Add plenty of freshly ground black pepper, and add salt to taste.

Serve with fried or poached eggs for breakfast.

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  1. Colin

    Add chopped bacon & try using diced sweet potato too. The addition of Worcester sauce is good as well.


  2. Jody

    Great recipe! Left a couple pieces for too long so some was alittle too brown. But it ended up tasting great! Potatoes were nice a crispy too! I’m semi new to cooking in a cast iron pan so I am not used to how efficient it is. I will definitely use this recipe again. And I did cook the eggs in little nests too!


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  3. Joe

    Burnt mess of soggy potatoes. My cast iron is back to square one again.


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  4. John Marshall

    This Dish with a few personal tweaks is now a firm family favourite,I marinate & toss the cubed corned beef in 2 tbl spoons of Worcester Sauce,cook the cubed potatoes still with the skin on in a microwave for 5 minutes until soft then follow the remaining recipe,we often add chopped broccoli,Kale or sprouts to introduce some “veg”,It really is a tasty dish topped off with a fried egg and a dollop of HP sauce,This recipe is a Keeper for sure….


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  5. Mark

    Omg. Delicious. First time ever making corned beef hash.
    My daughter and I enjoyed it and only after re reading the recipe did we realize that is serves 4-6. Can’t believe we ate the whole thing by ourselves this morning


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