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Move over corned beef, because there's a new hash in town! If you like hash, you are going to love this version made with ground beef instead of corned. Making a hash is basically a 3-step process: frying your meat and potatoes, adding onions and mushrooms, and then adding quick-cooking vegetables like peppers. But take a look in the fridge and use any ingredients you'd like because in the game of hash, whoever has the most ingredients wins! Top with a cayenne-dusted poached egg and green onions if you'd like.

Recipe Summary

25 mins
25 mins
50 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Cut a 1/4-inch slice off the bottom each potato so it sits flat on a cutting board. Cut some more 1/4-inch slices straight down and then cut potatoes into sticks. Turn sticks and cut across to create a uniform dice. Transfer to a bowl of cold water.

  • Combine butter and olive oil in a skillet over high heat until butter melts. Add ground beef and cook, breaking up with a flat-edge utensil, until crumbly, about 5 minutes.

  • Drain potatoes and add to the beef with a nice pinch of salt. Reduce heat to medium-high and cook, stirring occasionally, until potatoes just start to soften, 5 to 7 minutes. Smooth mixture in the skillet and press against the bottom of the pan to help everything get nice and crusty.

  • Stir in onions and mushrooms and add another pinch of salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions and mushrooms have softened up and taken on some beautiful color, 5 to 7 minutes. Season with black pepper, cayenne, and rosemary.

  • Add bell pepper, poblano pepper, and another pinch of salt. Cook until peppers are tender and the rest of the ingredients are dark and crispy, about 5 more minutes.

  • Stir in green onions and cook for a few more minutes. Remove from the heat and serve.

Chef's Notes:

You can use all butter or all olive oil if preferred. You can use fresh rosemary instead of dried, and green bell pepper instead of poblano.

You can brown the hash for as long as you'd like. I go for severe "crustification" which I believe improves the taste and texture.

To turn this into cheeseburger hash, stir in a nice big handful of sharp Cheddar cheese when you add the green onions.

Nutrition Facts

501 calories; protein 24.1g; carbohydrates 39.7g; fat 27.7g; cholesterol 77.3mg; sodium 102.4mg. Full Nutrition