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Corned Beef Hash Recipe

Easy Dinner Idea

It's as easy to make corned beef hash for the whole family or just for one or two people. Proper comfort food!

There are 3 ways to cook corned beef hash - if you're busy, read on to find out how to prepare it ahead.

Corned beef hash with a fried egg.
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A relatively cheap, easy and filling meal, you can double the recipe to serve more people.


  • potatoes
  • onion
  • corned beef
  • cheese (optional)

To serve (optional)

  • baked beans 
Ingredients for corned beef hash.

If you don't fancy adding cheese then simply leave it out.

Corned beef hash.

Recipe Top Tips!

  1. First of all, there are 3 ways to cook this - cook ahead version. You can either make ahead as I did in which case you must ensure your onions and potatoes are completely cold before adding the corned beef.
  2. Or, you can add all the hot ingredients and cook right away in which case it won't need as long in the oven.
  3. Or, you can add the cooked onions and potatoes to a large frying pan add the corned beef, then cook on the stovetop whilst stirring gently (otherwise the corned beef will turn to mush) and cook until piping hot. You can still add cheese if you wish.

How to make corned beef hash - cook ahead version

Fry the onions in a little vegetable oil until soft. Allow the cooked onions and potatoes to go completely cold before adding them to a baking dish along with the corned beef.

Corned beef hash in a dish ready for the oven.

Top with cheese.

Corned beef hash with cheese on top.

Cover with foil and put into your preheated oven for about 25 minutes.

Foil covered dish of corned beef hash.

Remove the foil and back into the oven just for the cheese to colour up a bit.

Corned beef hash just of of the oven.

Serve with baked beans and a fried egg.

Corned beef hash with a fried egg on top.

You might like this Potato Hash Recipe - a spicy version without corned beef.  

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Yield: 2-3
Author: Jan Bennett
Corned Beef Hash Recipe

Corned Beef Hash Recipe

To serve more just double all the ingredients and use a larger dish.
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 30 MinTotal time: 45 Min


If you're not going to put it into the oven right away the potatoes and onion must be COLD before mixing with the corned beef.
  • vegetable oil
  • 500g cooked baby potatoes
  • 1 x 340g can of corned beef - cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 medium-sized onions - peeled and thinly sliced
  • a handful of cheese (optional)
To serve - optional
  • 1 x 400g can of baked beans
  • 2 or 3 eggs - fried


Preheat your oven to 200°C / 400°F
  1. Cut the potatoes into bite-sized pieces and add to a pan of cold salted water. Bring to a boil, then turn to a simmer - cook for about 12-15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, add a little oil to a large frying pan and cook the onions whilst stirring now and again. Cook until they're nice and soft - about 10-15 minutes.
  3. Drain the potatoes well and put them into a baking dish. If you're not planning on cooking this right away, you must allow them AND the onions to go completely cold before mixing them with the corned beef.
  4. Once you have the potatoes and onion in your dish add the corned beef and stir gently to mix.
  5. Sprinkle over the cheese and cover tightly with kitchen foil. Put it into the oven on the middle shelf and cook for about 25 minutes. If you're cooking this right away with the ingredients still warm it will only take about 10 minutes - be sure it's piping hot through before serving.
  6. Remove the foil and put it back into the oven until the cheese has melted and coloured up a bit.
  7. Serve with the beans and a fried egg.
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