Princes asked me to share a Corned Beef Hash recipe which uses their Corned Beef, as part of their Corned Beef Hash Clash campaign. I have to confess that I always have a tin in my cupboard because thanks to its long shelf life, it is a handy ingredient to keep on standby for those times when I need to get my food shop, but I still need to make a tasty meal for my family. Corned beef is perfect for this because being so versatile and being made form 100% beef, it can transform basic ingredients into delicious meals in next to no time.
As long as I can remember, corned beef features in my childhood food memories. In fact thinking about it, we ate Princes corned beef a lot as a family, because, like me, my Mum always had tins in her cupboard too. Indeed the meals I remember the most were twice baked jacket potatoes filled with corned beef, onion and cheese; sliced corned beef served alongside mash potato and beans or bubble and squeak, and corned beef hash.
The Corned beef hash recipe that I am sharing, is one which my Grandparents cooked for my Mum and Uncle when they were growing up, and it is such a cheap meal to make. Therefore, it is no surprise that this recipe is still going strong in our family 50 odd years later.
Made with just a few ingredients that can be kept in your store cupboard, it is a definite go-to meal when I am either short on ideas, time or fresh food because it can be made and served at the table in under 40 minutes.
Over time it has been adapted by my Mum and by myself. Like the addition of sweetcorn, which is my Mum’s idea (and mushrooms is another, but my OH does not eat them so I can’t add those anymore!). Sometimes I top mine with mashed potato as my boys prefer mash to boiled potatoes sliced.
For the Princes hash clash campaign, however, I am going back to the roots of this recipe and, with the exception of the sweetcorn and gravy granules, this recipe is how my grandparents would have made it.
Furthermore, Princes Corned Beef comes with its own handy key to open the tin. Now I have to be honest, over the years that I have been using corned beef in my meals, I rarely manage to open the tin successfully using the key. Luckily, those kind people at Princes explain the best way to do this it in this step by step guide:
Thanks to this handy guide, I managed to open the tin.
So to make my family version of Corned Beef Hash , as can be seen here, please follow the recipe below or watch it yourself on my video
- 1 large tin of Princes Corned Beef
- 2 tsp oil
- 2 onions, peeled sliced into rings
- 1 tin of chopped tomatoes (optional)
- 1 can of baked beans
- 1 small tin of sweetcorn, drained
- 1 tbsp tomato puree
- 1 beef stock cube
- 1 tbsp beef gravy granules
- black pepper - season to your taste
- 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 pint of boiling water
- 2 tins of new potatoes, sliced
- 50g grated cheese (optional)
- Pre heat your oven to 18oC / 160oC fan
- Open your tin and remove your chilled corned beef, and slice and then cut into bite sized chunks
- heat the oil in an oven proof pan, over a low heat and add your onions and, while stirring occasionally, let them soften which will take about 5 minutes
- Meanwhile make your gravy, by mixing the stock cubes, the gravy granules and the pepper with the boiling water and then stir through the tomato puree and Worcestershire sauce
- Once the onions have gone translucent and softened, pour in your gravy and stir then add the Princes Corned Beef, the tomatoes, the baked beans and the sweetcorn
- bring to the boil and let it bubble away for about 3 minutes
- Remove from the heat and stir in half of the potatoes , then place the remaining potatoes over the top
- Scatter the grated cheese all over the top of the dish
- Place in the oven and cook for 20-25 minutes
- Serve with some peas and crusty bread
- Keep your tin of Princes Corned Beef in the fridge for a couple of hours before you need it, as this makes it come out of the tin easier and slicing it is easier too
Step by Step Photos
Ultimately, my corned beef hash really is a tasty meal, and it goes a long way and it is relatively cheap to make too. In addition, if you have any leftovers, it tastes even better the next day re-heated!
You do not have to add the chopped tomatoes or top with cheese, I often make this without these ingredients too.I also use new potatoes instead of tinned if I have some available at home. Plus you can also make it in your slow cooker. It is a very versatile recipe x
Finally, you can see the video I made showing how to make this recipe step by step on the Princes website where you can also see more #hashclashrecipes.
Princes commissioned this recipe