Corned beef hash

Corned beef hash

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(25 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 4

A traditional storecupboard supper of fried potatoes with thrifty corned beef. Serve with baked beans for a simple lunch or supper.

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal333
  • fat15g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs25g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre3g
  • protein25g
  • salt2.1g
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  • 500g potato, peeled and chopped



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  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped



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  • 340g can corned beef, cut into cubes
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • baked beans and a little curly parsley, roughly chopped, to serve (optional)


  1. Put the potatoes in a pan, cover with cold water and bring to the boil. Cook for about 6-7 mins, then drain.

  2. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan and cook the onion for 3-4 mins over a medium heat. Add the potatoes and corned beef, and push down with a spatula to crisp up, cooking for about 5 mins. Turn the mixture over, trying not to break up the meat and potatoes too much, then add the Worcestershire sauce. Cook for another 5 mins, pushing down to crisp the base again. Season a little, then serve with baked beans and a sprinkling of parsley, if you like.

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Jon Noble's picture
Jon Noble
1st Jun, 2020
Tasty looking recipe, but I prefer a more rustic version with rough bashed potatoes. A country version from Cowbridge Kitchen
30th Aug, 2019
I love this modern version of my mum's that was all mashed up and with carrots. But difficult to brown as mentioned above. I tried adding the beef later. Might work putting it under the grill for a bit? Love the fried egg idea!
Scott MacDonald's picture
Scott MacDonald
7th Aug, 2019
Pretty good, but you gotta have a fried egg whacked on top!
21st Sep, 2017
I thought that this was quite nice, unfortunately my potato didn't really get crispy but the beef did. All in all an ok dish. I would make it again as a quick meal.
8th Jun, 2017
We all enjoyed this dish. It was crispy on top and the only issue was turning it over because it was difficult to get the corned beef crispy and stopping it from getting mushy.
14th Sep, 2014
I would no longer describe corned beef as 'thrifty' have you seen the price of it recently??
29th Oct, 2015
I just paid £2 for an own brand can of corned beef...... last I checked it was about 80p.
africanqueen's picture
21st Jul, 2014
Excellent recipe and very easy to make. Instead of using tinned corned beef I used home cooked pressed salt beef which I bought from our local butchers in Alnwick and very good it was too :-)
26th Mar, 2014
Yummy Yum Yum Yum. Very easy to make and very tasty. Added spinach to mine towards the final minutes of cooking to give a little colour and extra goodness. Severed with broccoli and cauliflower. Can’t wait to make again
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catspaw's picture
30th Aug, 2016
I use my Grannie's old iron to put on top of the hash while it cooks to get that nice crispy outside, also works with BIG burgers
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