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Corned Beef Hash (Cheap meal)

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Serves 4

This is such a cheap meal and goes down a treat with my nephews, and my fiance has it as a cold lunch at work. Goes very far. Just give it a try!

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  • 400g Potatoes cooked and thoroughly mashed.
  • 1 Tin Corned Beef
  • 1 Tin Heinz Baked Beans
  • 1 Medium sized Onion finely chopped.
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Ketchup (Optional) or Marmite!!!
  • Knob of butter
  • Cheese grated
  • You will need the oven at 180C and a medium sized porcelain/glass dish.


    1. Cook your potatoes with a pinch of salt and once cooked mash well. If for children remember no lumps!!! I leave the skins on, not in laziness (Honest). Don't underestimate the skins. When mashed mix in some butter, seasoning and a splash of milk.
    2. Fry the finely chopped onion on a medium heat with the butter, fry for about 5 minutes or when they are turning a golden colour and softening. Meanwhile, open the corned beef tin. I don't get on well with corned beef tins, my key always snaps off!! Chop the corned beef roughly and crumble into the dish. When the onion is ready pour over the top of the corned beef.
    3. Then pour the tin of baked beans over the top, a squirt of marmite or ketchup or even both and mix thoroughly. Once evenly mixed give a quick flatten with the back of your spoon and dollop the mash potato on top! with a fork spread the potato and add texture, presentation is not important! The grate a generous portion of cheese on top, we are a marmite mad family (well I am) so we tend to streak a small amount on top of the cheese at this point!
    4. Bake on the middle shelf for roughly half an hour until the top has started to crisp. Serve with more baked beans, or some beetroot or a salad. Or wait until it is cold and just take it as a packed lunch! It is so easy that you can make it with the kids!

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Stephen Power's picture
Stephen Power
3rd May, 2020
Take the key off the hook on the corned beef tin, and turn it upside down, so that the handle part is facing to the floor. The key never breaks off when I use it that way. :)
2nd Dec, 2018
I make this often. My daughter, 2 loves it. I use reduced salt ingredients. She even helped me tonight. She crumbled the corn beef, stired in the beans, mashed the potatoes and sprinkled the cheese. Thank u.
2nd Nov, 2018
Recipe sounds weird but it amazing, would definitely recommend it. Would probably double it next time because it was so nice it all went!
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12th Sep, 2018
I made this last night for my partner and son; it went down a storm. My partner said it’s the best corned beef hash he’d ever had! I kept the recipe as stated (apart from added a handful of mushrooms sliced and fried) and none of us thought it was too salty. It was quick, easy and delicious!
25th Jun, 2018
This was lovely, so easy to make and cheap too. Great recipie!
22nd Jan, 2017
My bf and toddler both loved this - apparently it is a traditional Welsh dish (I think it's more like a traditional '70s dish lol). I used reduced salt corned beef (as being demolished by a 3 year old) and the cheese on top is a nice touch, meaning no salt was needed in the mashed potato either. Added to the family favourites recipe book.
16th Jun, 2016
Very easy and tasty will definitely make this again.
16th Apr, 2016
Soo tasty and simple to make. Did not add any additional salt, there was no need, used ketchup instead of marmite and also used reduced salt corned beef. Will be making again for sure.
11th Jan, 2016
I made this for dinner this evening, it was a great hit with all of the family, we will definitely be having this again. (It's also easy on the purse strings!)
29th Oct, 2015
I substituted the ketchup and marmite for a good few drops of Worcester sauce - oh my days it went down well !!


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20th Jan, 2019
Made this vegetarian/vegan by mashing 4 defrosted Linda McCartney sausages with a can of drained kidney beans, seasoned with a little salt and pepper, in the place of the corned beef
17th Mar, 2017
Instead of ketchup or marmite, try using guinness sauce, my family loved it!