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This is the way my mother made it and I’ve never been able to duplicate it. She had the hand grinder. I’ve got the attachment for KA, what disc would I use? I can’t wait to make this.
Hi, Jani! I would use a medium grind disc. Good luck!
We used to buy organic roast beef hash from Walnut Acres (an organic farm/producer) in Pennsylvania. The organic lean meat and potatoes were chopped finely (not ground). It came with no gravy. We would melt some butter in a pan and add the hash to cook. Meanwhile we would fry up eggs. Then we would put the hash, a piece of cheese and top with a fried egg. Yummm, heaven.
We also used to order from Walnut Acres in Pennsylvania. Was wondering if its still a company that you can still order from. I would make the best whole wheat bread from their flour. I would love to be able to order again.
I have some roast beef and wanted to grind and use so I found this recipe. Going to make today. Thanks for any help. Faye
Natalie, That is exactly how I make mine. For over sixty years I have used a hand grinder. You talk about comfort food, yum yum.
Way too dry for my taste, and NEVER ketchup, use HP Sauce
What is HP sauce?
This was not good. The flavor was not bad but I hated the texture of everything being ground. It’s too similar to the canned stuff from the grocery store. Finely chopping the ingredients is much better in my experience.
Growing up , I spent a lot of time at my German Grandmothers house and always loved when she made hash. I was trying to re-create her recipe and it was very similar to this. I spoke to my 93 year old mother today and she said my grandmother always used Lea & Perrins Worcheshire sauce , and it was always in a milk and flour gravy. Thanks for the basics, going to try again next week. Sometimes just trying to bring back old memories gives you new ones!!!
My mother, added leftover gravy, egg, and saltine crackers were the last item to go through the grinder. And made patties, put in cast iron skillet. A favorite! 65 years ago.
OMG — I so remember growing up and eating beef, or corn beef hash for dinner. This whole post brings back so many memories!! Recently, I was thinking of making hash with left over ham. Thanks for this great post!!
Now, did your mom ever make roast beef salad for sandwiches? I still crave that sometimes, and nobody ever makes it to my knowledge. Most families in the day had roast beef once a week or so, and the beef salad, along with hash, was a common thing.
Now you know you have me drooling, and there will be hash soon! BTW, LOVE YOUR BLOG!!! Melody
Thanks so much Melody! We always had roast beef sandwiches for days after having a beef roast for Sunday dinner. That or hash. Such good comfort food, isn’t it?
My Dad and Mom took us to a skid-row restaurant on Trent Ave in Spokane in the late 40’s. “Scotty’s -they featured hash.
My Mom carried it on and I’ve been doing it 60+ years.
Agree using big dashes of Worchester. I use raw veggies and bake it.
My grandmother was the first to make roast beef hash for me. She always used cooked potatoes because hash was a way to use the left over roast potatoes that where cooking with the roast. Hash was my favorite comfort food. As a kid I looked forward to when we had a roast (usually a Sunday), not for the roast itself but for the hash afterwards.
I have a grinder and prefer it that way than a food processor or anything else. I also like my hash baked in the oven.
My dad would do the same only he baked it.
Just made this with raw potato, shredded carrot, and onion. Cooked it in bacon drippings and served with poached egg. I used a food processor to mince the beef and it was perfect. Cooked until there were crispy parts. Delicious!!
I make hash like my Grandmother did. This recipe is from the 1800s. (that’s not a misprint).
This was the hash chuckwagon cooks made.
Cold roasted beef, slivered fine by hand. Dime sized pieces.
Onions to about half the amount of beef.
Beef juice, if available, or water to cover.
Black pepper, I use a lot, but to taste.
Slowly simmer in an iron pot or skillet until cooked down and the onions are done.
Serve with chuckwagon biscuits, baking powder biscuits (recipe on the can) or stone ground cornmeal cornbread.
How wonderful, thank you for sharing with us!
As my father was a cook in the Army during the Korean War, I had a lot of Army hash in my life. My mother use to use the hand grinder but now she uses the food processor.
She uses left over beef roast, raw potatoes & onions. The amounts varied depending on how many were there for dinner. She used corn oil to cook the hash. Seasoned it with salt/pepper and garlic & added the left over gravy. Then she covered it and cooked it on a low heat/flame stirring every so often.
My only change to her recipe was not to use oil but I used PAM to help prevent the hash from sticking. The gravy also helped it from sticking some. As I just finished a plate of roast beef hash, I was looking up the recipe for a military Hash & found this site.
Made some hash tonight with leftover filet mignon that my teenager never got around to eating. Thanks for the recipe. I couldn’t remember whether the onion and potato were to be cooked before or after going through the grinder. I did it wrong but it still turned out OK. Wonderful childhood memory but Mom always used margarine instead of oil. Can’t eat healthy all the time. So good! (And I agree. Corned beef hash is not the same as roast beef hash. Corned beef hash and eggs is great for breakfast IMO and roast beef hash is great for dinner.)
Make life easy. Bag of frozen hash browns with onions and sweet peppers. Chop beef in cuisineart sort of gizmo and use left over fat from roasting pan. Toss in all leftover juice on top. Big heavy skillet top on at first then keep flipping chunks to get lots of crispies! Extra: pop a poached egg on top. Extra onions also chopped in the gizmo added in the beginning and maybe garlic salt or some lawry’s salt! Better the beef, better the results.
One of my favorite comfort foods!! (My kids think this is disgusting!) Never thought of putting ketchup on it though, and I am not going to start. Love using the meat grinder for this too!
I also grew up on hash. But I am now on a low-carb diet so when I made it the other night I added fresh mushrooms along with the leftover roast, carrots, onions and 1 raw potato. It turned out just as good as one loaded with potatoes. Lowered the carb count and increased the protein.
And I also used my Mom’s grinder, it is the only way to go for hash.
Hi Bonnie, I love the idea of subbing much of the potatoes with mushrooms! What a great way to lighten it up. Thank you.
A must add to this recipe is one table spoon of worcestershire sauce.. One could also add some turnip.. In French we call it Hachis or Chiard…
coming from a traditional irish family, corned beef hash was a regular staple of our diet. but my nana made roast beef as well as ham hash, usually after a sunday dinner. i have found a cafe that makes hash like homemade. i do not really like canned cause it gives me wicked heartburn. my husband never tried any of my hashes cause he said it looked like dog food. oh what he missed.