Diner-Style Corned Beef Hash Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Published: August 4, 2020 Modified: June 25, 2021
Diner-Style Corned Beef Hash Recipe

Tired of the usual classic hash browns for breakfast? Make it special by following this diner-style Corned Beef Hash Recipe! This old-time favorite is perfect for when you find yourself with some extra corned beef brisket after St. Patrick’s Day. Or simply when plain hash browns and corned beef just isn’t cutting it at the family table. And of course, if you just absolutely love corned beef hash browns, that’s reason enough.

If you think you have to go to a fancy diner to enjoy a good meal, then you’re wrong! The dish is so simple that even beginner cooks can make them. And it only takes under an hour to make it! Apart from the fact that you can easily find brisket cuts in the supermarket, the rest of the ingredients are probably already in your fridge. We’ve made this recipe simple and easy to follow, so there are no excuses!

Whether you’re using ready-to-cook corned beef, or cured your own brisket for this dish, rinse it several times. Since you cure briskets with salt to make corned beef, they are salty when cooked. Rinse them 4 to 5 times to make sure that you won’t end up with a too-salty dish. You also want to cook it under low heat for a couple of hours so you get tender slices of meat rather than tough ones.

Tip: Remember to wash the brisket 4 to 5 times before cooking to remove excess salt from curing the meat.

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How To Make Diner-Style Corned Beef Hash

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No need to go to fancy restaurants to have your favorite corned beef hash. Here is a recipe to make it at home!

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 35 mins
Serves:
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Ingredients

  • lb potatoes, (about 3 medium), cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • ¾ cup celery, finely chopped
  • ¾ lb corned beef, cooked, cut into ½-inch cubes
  • tbsp spring onions, minced
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, fresh, minced

To Serve:

  • 2 eggs, cooked sunny-side up

For Garnish:

  • tsp spring onions, minced

Instructions

  1. Place the potatoes in a saucepan, then add water to cover. Bring to a boil.

  2. Reduce heat. Cook uncovered for 6 to 8 minutes just until tender, then drain.

  3. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the butter over medium-high heat. Add the celery and cook for 4 to 6 minutes until crisp-tender.

  4. Stir in the corned beef and cook for 1 to 2 minutes until heated through.

  5. Add the potatoes and cook for 6 to 8 minutes, turning occasionally, until lightly browned.

  6. Sprinkle the hash with cilantro, black pepper, and spring onions. Toss and stir to combine.

  7. Garnish with spring onions, then serve with eggs. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If you prefer bell peppers to be cooked, add them before putting the skillet in the oven, rather than adding them later. You can also use parsley instead.

For the potatoes, you want to boil it long enough that you can easily stick a fork in it. If not, you will have undercooked hash browns for breakfast.

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Commonly Asked Questions

How long can I keep corned beef hash in the fridge?

Corned beef hash is a great make-ahead meal and you can put them in the fridge for up to 3 to 4 days. For it to last longer and to avoid food poisoning, make sure to portion-size them in Ziploc bags or airtight containers, then place in the freezer. Once you are ready to consume, reheat the meal with a spray of oil so it doesn’t stick in the pan. Cook until the ingredients are warmed through.

How can I make corned beef hash without sticking?

If you regularly make corned beef dishes and always end up with a burnt recipe, you’re probably not using enough oil. Especially for recipes that easily stick in the pan, you will need some lubrication on the bottom of the pan. You can use either oil or butter to lubricate the pan. Additionally, you want to heat up the pan first before putting the oil, and wait for it to be really hot before adding the corned beef. You want the oil to sizzle the moment the meat reaches the pan.

How do you know when corned beef hash is done?

For recipes that often require separate cooking for each of the ingredients, it does seem like a common problem to be unable to tell if you’ve cooked the food thoroughly. Let’s use briskets as an example, since this is the cut that is typically used in corned beef. Tough cuts of meat needs longer time to cook. And you can’t tell whether it is done, since the pink color is natural in briskets. The only way to tell is when the brisket is no longer tough and it can easily be pulled apart. The same goes for the potatoes which is cooked through if you can easily poke it with a fork or skewer. 

Conclusion

Make your mornings more bearable with a nutritious plate! Time to sink your teeth into one of the most delicious breakfast meals ever! This Diner-Style Corned Beef Hash Recipe can be served with a soup or rice and can be eaten any time of the day.

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