Corned Beef Hash And Eggs

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Corned Beef Hash and Eggs is a delicious breakfast recipe made from leftover corned beef brisket and baked eggs. It's loaded with diced potatoes, crispy corned beef, buttery eggs and flavorful spices to make a rich and hearty meal!

A plate of corned beef hash and eggs ready to eat.
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What is Corned Beef Hash?

Corned Beef Hash is a chopped dish made by frying beef and potatoes that have been leftover from previous meals. After you've made Dutch Oven Corned Beef for St. Patrick's Day, save some leftover brisket and potatoes to make breakfast hash the next morning!

Canned corned beef can also be used in this recipe, and was originally the meat of choice during World War II, when this dish became popular in America.

Looking for authentic Irish recipes? You'll love this Dutch Oven Shepherd's Pie and Guinness-inspired Dutch Oven Irish Stew.

Why You'll Love It

  • Easy Recipe: making the corned beef ahead makes this recipe super easy!
  • Budget Friendly: using leftovers is an affordable option
  • Great Flavor: loaded with savory flavor that melts in your mouth
  • Quick Cooking Time: make this simple recipe in less than 30 minutes!
  • Versatile Dish: can be customized in many different ways

Recipe Highlights

Corned beef hash and eggs bakes in an ovenproof skillet which creates crispy potatoes and little nuggets of beef that melt in your mouth. The best thing about this dish is everything is already cooked except the eggs, so prep time is easy!

While this homemade corned beef hash recipe is typically made with leftovers, you can use a canned version or buy it at the deli counter in local grocery stores. It makes a delicious breakfast skillet, but it's also a good hash for lunch or dinner as well!

corned beef hash in a black skillet.

Equipment

  • cast iron skillet (or large skillet that is oven-safe)
  • spatula or large spoon
  • cutting board
  • sharp knife

Ingredients

Make this easy breakfast hash recipe with simple ingredients in less than 30 minutes!

  • leftover corned beef - make from scratch or substitute the canned version
  • cooked potatoes - use any type of waxy white or red potato
  • yellow onion - can substitute red onion if desired
  • red peppers - sweet red peppers or green pepper is a great addition to this dish
  • butter or olive oil - keeps everything from sticking
  • hot sauce - just a dash adds a little kick, but it's totally optional
  • garlic powder - a great flavor enhancer
  • black pepper - balances out the saltiness in the beef
  • large eggs - the perfect side for corned beef hash
  • salt to taste - to season the eggs
ingredients needed for corned beef hash recipe.

How to Make Corned Beef Hash and Eggs

Chop leftover corned beef and potatoes into small cubes. Dice onion and red pepper. Place ingredients in a cast iron skillet, which will later be used to bake the eggs.

peppers, onions and potatoes with diced corned beef in a cast iron skillet.

Mix beef, potatoes, onions and peppers together in cast-iron skillet, or use a large skillet that is oven-proof. Sauté mixture with a tablespoon of butter or olive oil.

spatula mixing corned beef hash with onions and peppers.

Add hot sauce, garlic powder, and black pepper to hash mixture. Cook over medium-high heat for about 10 to 15 minutes until potatoes begin to become crispy.

Make 3 or 4 little nests with the back of a spoon in the hash. Crack an egg into each hole.

raw eggs nested on top of corned beef hash in a skillet.

Transfer hot skillet into a 400ºF oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes until eggs are cooked to your desired doneness. If you don't like runny eggs, make sure you bake them a little longer.

Corned beef hash and eggs in a cast iron skillet.

Variations

You can serve this dish in a variety of ways. Try these ideas if you're looking for something new:

Expert Tips

  • A cast iron skillet will create crunch on the potatoes if you resist the urge to flip the hash over too much.
  • Chop the beef into small pieces, or shred it so it's easier to eat.

Recipe FAQS

Where did corned beef hash originate?

Corned beef hash is a classic comfort food that originated in America in the 1800s by Irish immigrants. Even though we often eat this dish to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in America, it's not typically consumed in Ireland.

What does corned beef hash taste like?

This recipe is very tender and juicy, and tastes like salty brisket surrounded by creamy potatoes and veggies.

Corned beef hash and eggs on a white plate.

What to Serve with Corned Beef Hash

Storage and Freezing

Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the refrigerator. Reheat in the microwave or in a cast iron skillet on the stovetop until warm and crispy.

Can you freeze corned beef hash?

Yes, you can freeze this recipe for up to 3 months in an airtight container. Thaw in the fridge overnight. Reheat in a frying pan over medium heat until crispy and warm throughout.

Recipe Card

Corned beef hash and eggs in a cast iron skillet.

Corned Beef Hash And Eggs

Corned Beef Hash and Eggs is a delicious breakfast recipe made from leftover corned beef brisket and baked eggs. It's loaded with diced potatoes, crispy corned beef, buttery eggs and flavorful spices to make a hearty meal!
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Breakfast and Brunch
Cuisine: American, Irish
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings4
Calories: 431kcal

*See notes in blog post for detailed tips, photos and instructions.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups leftover corned beef (diced)
  • 1 cup leftover potatoes (diced)
  • 1 small yellow onion (diced)
  • 3 small red peppers (diced)
  • 2 dashes hot sauce
  • teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 large eggs
  • salt (to taste)
  • chopped chives (optional garnish)

Instructions

  • Chop leftover corned beef and potatoes into small cubes. Dice onion and red pepper. Place ingredients in a cast iron skillet.
  • Mix beef, potatoes, onions and peppers together in cast-iron skillet, or use a large skillet that is oven-proof. Sauté mixture with a tablespoon of butter or olive oil.
  • Add hot sauce, garlic powder, and black pepper to hash mixture. Cook over medium-high heat until potatoes begin to become crispy (about 10 minutes).
  • Make 3 or 4 little nests with the back of a spoon in the hash. Crack an egg into each hole.
  • Transfer hot skillet into a 400ºF oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes until eggs are cooked to your desired doneness. If you don't like runny eggs, make sure you bake it a little longer.
  • Garnish with chopped chives if desired.

Notes

    • Get leftovers by making this fork-tender recipe: Dutch Oven Corned Beef
    • If you don't have leftovers, substitue canned corned beef or use deli style. Use a white potato to cut into cubes if you have no leftover potatoes. 
    • A cast iron skillet will create crunch on the potatoes if you resist the urge to flip the hash over too much.
    • Chop the beef into small pieces, or shred it so it's easier to eat.
    • Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the refrigerator. Reheat in the microwave or in a cast iron skillet on the stovetop until warm and crispy.
    • Will corned beef hash freeze? Yes, you can freeze this recipe for up to 3 months in an airtight container. Thaw in the fridge overnight. Reheat in a frying pan over medium heat until crispy and warm throughout.

Nutrition

Calories: 431kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 1648mg | Potassium: 790mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin C: 109mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition info is an auto generated estimate.

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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I followed this recipe exactly and it turned out great. Loved the flavor of the corned beef and eggs together. Will make again.

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