Saturday, September 13, 2008

Hash It Out!

I'm not sure why I became obsessed with making hash, but I did. I've never even had hash of any kind. Basically I was just thinking about some ground chuck in the freezer that I needed to use and I was tired of making hamburgers. I think I heard something about hash on the food network and it just got stuck in my brain. The more recipes I read the more I wanted to make it. Of course the most common type is corned beef hash. I've never had corned beef, but my first instinct is I wouldn't like it. Plus I had ground beef.

I didn't really find a recipe that stuck out, so I came up with my own. Hash is basically just a combination of finely chopped ingredients. However, the common ingredients seem to be meat, potatoes and onions. This would make a great "leftovers meal." I'm not using leftovers, but you totally could.

This meal really turned out great. I honestly wasn't sure if I would like it or not, but I even ate the leftovers the next day. For those who know me, you know this is a big deal. I don't usually like most leftovers. You should definitely give this a try!

Jaime's Hamburger Hash
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
1/2 lb. Ground Chuck
2 medium white potatoes, cubed
1/2 white onion, minced
1 clove garlic, grated
1 small can whole kernel corn, drained
1 can Hot RoTel (If you don't like it hot, you can sub any flavor of RoTel), drained of half the liquid

Heat a large pan over medium high heat. Add the ground chuck and use the back of a wooden spoon to break up the meat. Once the meat is browned, drain off the grease and remove from the pan. Add olive oil to the same pan over medium heat. Add butter. Once butter is completely melted, add the potatoes. Once potatoes have started to crisp up, add the corn and the onion. Saute until onions start to carmelize. Add the ground chuck back to the pan and grate the garlic over the mixture. Add the RoTel and stir to combine. Let simmer about 10 minutes letting the flavors combine.


deLa said...

i do this but i am SO WEIRD about hamburger that i usually leave it out and do potatoes, bacon, onions and other veggies.

although one time i did add fresh corn off the cob, and it dried up into little toothbreaking bb's. remember that for next summer.

oh and i love corned beef. start off small, with like a reuben and then work your way up to corned beef hash

That Girl said...

I'm missing out. I've never made nor eaten hash!