Corned Beef Hash

Corned Beef Hash

One of the reasons why I love shopping at Trader Joe's is the unexpected finding I come across now and then. You go in for milk and eggs, and you leave with a basket full of new frozen pizza or different flavor ice cream. I found such an item recently, when I came across corned beef that was being sold in the refrigerated section.

I'm sure there are many different ways you can enjoy this, but since I love corned beef and hash, I decided to make my own version for breakfast today. These are the ingredients I used for 2 servings:

  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced jalapeno (optional)
  • 2 cups of finely chopped corned beef (I used 1/2 of above package)
  • 2 cups of chopped boiled potatoes (I used 2 small red skinned potatoes)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 toast (optional)

If you don't have boiled potatoes, start by putting potatoes in a pot of water, let it come to a boil, and cook for about 15 minutes. However, if you already have leftover boiled potatoes, one less step to worry about!

In a skillet (I used cast iron) on medium heat, melt butter. Add chopped onion, sprinkle salt and pepper, and cook until it becomes translucent, about 5 minutes. Add minced garlic and jalapenos and cook for another minute. I like a little spice, so I add jalapenos wherever I can, but of course it's up to you.

Add corned beef and potatoes, mix and raise the heat to high or medium high. At this point, leave the potatoes alone, so that it has time to crisp up. I even pressed down on the mixture with a spatula, so that it can get a little brown on the bottom. You should hear some sizzle at this time.

After a few minutes on one side, check to see how brown it looks. If you like what you see, you can flip in sections so that it will get browned on all sides.  Don't forget to press down with the spatula on the other side as well!

In the meantime, cook eggs to your preference. I like sunny side up eggs, so that is what I made.

Now is also the time to toast some bread, so that it will be ready when the dish is done.

Once everything is nicely browned, season with salt and pepper, place eggs on top, and sprinkle chopped green onion. If you don't have any green onion, you can omit it, but I personally love eggs with green onion.

Nice one pan brunch at home. Less dishes to wash, and who doesn't like that?  If you like hot sauce on eggs, feel free to load it up with hot sauce of your choice (we used tapatios, yum!). Eggs and hot sauce just go so well together.

Runny eggs just make me so happy.  Hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday! 

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