Corned Beef Hash Recipe - A Delicious Idea For Corned Beef

Have you ever heard someone say: "I have a great corned beef hash recipe," and think eww? Maybe you've seen those oddly shaped cans on the grocery store shelf that say "corned beef," and wondered what in the world anyone would do with it. Maybe this article will help with those questions.

In the United States and Canada corned beef is typically brisket, that has been pickled or brine cured. The "corn" in corned beef comes from an Old English usage meaning to "preserve with salt." Hash is used loosely in Old English as a term for throwing something together.

In the late 1800's corned beef grew in popularity with Irish-Americans. They sought a substitute for their traditional Irish bacon, and was given corned beef by the Jewish community. The way in which it is preserved gives it a long shelf life, and thus added to it's popularity. During colonial America, chuck wagon meals would often be comprised of corned beef hash recipes. The cans would stay preserved on the long trips. It is still a popular staple for cattle drives in the Midwest.

Depending on what area you live in; corned beef hash may be made of basic corned beef and potatoes, or have added ingredients like: eggs, vegetables, or even barbeque. Most places it is typically served as a breakfast food, with eggs and a biscuit or toast. It can be made from a fresh corned beef brisket or the canned corned beef. More than not, it is made from the can.

One of the best recipes is:

One can of corned beef
One large onion
One baking potato
One tablespoon of butter
One tsp pepper
One fresh garlic clove (peeled)
1/4 tsp of dry mustard
1/4 tsp of paprika
1/2 tsp of salt

Dice potatoes and onions into small cubes. In a non stick skillet, melt the butter on med-low heat. Add the potatoes and onion to the butter. Cook until the potatoes are fork tender. Mince the garlic and add to the mixture. Dice the corned beef into small cubes and add to the mixture. Season with paprika, dry mustard, salt, and pepper. Cover and turn the heat to low. Let the ingredients cook for 20-30 minutes.

At this point- you can fry an egg to serve with the corned beef hash recipe. You can serve it over hash browns or stuff inside a grilled bell pepper. You can serve "as is" over a bed of rice or sliced bread. Really, the variations of what you can do with the corned beef hash are endless.

So, don't be afraid of corned beef. The can, look, and texture may be deceiving, but it really is a tasty treat. Everyone should try it at least once.

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