In September, we had dinner with some friends, who gave us some of the leftover pot roast to take home. I used it to make an easy beef hash that my older son loves. It's a quick, hearty breakfast (or dinner!) for a chilly day.
Start by making a pot roast (I used a recipe similar to this one but I didn't bother with the wine or tomato paste. I used 4 pounds beef tri-tip, trimmed, cooked half by flouring then browning it and cooking in the slow cooker on high for 8 hours with a couple of cups of water; chunks of potatoes, carrots, onion; and seasoning salt. I cooked another 4 pounds of meat--also floured and browned first--with just some chunks of onion, celery, and a few cups water and seasoning salt to use just for hash. Yes, there was a sale on tri-tip. :) And, you can save the stock it makes, if you have any left, to make a simple beef stew! Once you have some leftover roast, and some cooked potatoes (you need about two small to medium ones for this recipe) you can make hash. I got several batches out of the leftover roast. To have ready meals, I chopped all the leftover roast, used some for one batch, then froze the rest for future use.
|This doesn't look pretty, but it tastes good! :) (Copyright 2019 Reina M. Williams)|
Easy Beef Hash
Serves: 2-4 (This feeds my teen son and I with no other food in the meal, but would serve more if you serve with eggs or something else, or if you have smaller stomachs :)
Cooking Time: About 10 minutes
1 cup chopped cooked beef
2 cups chopped cooked potatoes
1 Tablespoon minced dried onion (or use half a fresh chopped onion if you prefer)
1 Tablespoon milk
1/4 teaspoon paprika
salt and pepper to taste
Stir all ingredients together. Heat a 10-inch or larger skillet (I prefer enameled cast iron or cast iron for this, as it produces a crustier product). Add to pan 1 Tablespoon of oil and heat over medium high, then add hash and smooth out into pan. Cook about 4-6 minutes per side, flipping over halfway through cooking time, until browned and crusty. Enjoy for breakfast or any time of day!