Red Flannel Hash

A New England tradition, red flannel hash made with cooked potatoes, beets, corned beef, fried up with onions and butter.

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups chopped cooked corned beef
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped cooked beets*
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped cooked potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce (optional, and use gluten-free Worcestershire sauce if cooking gluten-free)
  • 1/4 cup (packed) chopped fresh parsley (optional)
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

*For easy cooked beets, place a few beets in a saucepan and cover with water. Simmer for 35 to 45 minutes, depending on the size of the beets, until they are easily pierced with a fork. Let them cool, slip the peels off, then chop the beets.

Method

1 Cook the onions: Heat butter in a frying pan (cast iron preferred) on medium high heat. Add the onions and cook a couple minutes, until translucent.

2 Add the corned beef, potatoes, and beets. Stir in the pan to combine, and spread out evenly in the pan. Reduce the heat to medium. Press down with a metal spatula to help brown the mixture.

add beets, corned beef, potatoes to the pan with the onions for red flannel corned beef hash browns let the red flannel hash browns get crispy and browned before turning them over in the pan

Don't stir, but just let cook until nicely browned on one side, then use a metal spatula to lift up sections of the mixture and turn over to brown the other side.

If the mixture sticks to the pan too much, just add a little more butter to the pan where it's sticking.

3 When nicely browned, remove from heat. Sprinkle in some Worcestershire sauce, if using. Stir in fresh chopped parsley, if using, and sprinkle on freshly ground black pepper to taste.

There should be enough salt from the corned beef, but if not, add salt to taste.

Serve plain or with fried or poached eggs.