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Easy Skillet Hash With Leftover Roast, Corn Beef, or Brisket

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Brenda is a homegrown Southern woman, mom to three beautiful kids, and wife to the man of her dreams. She loves cooking for her family.

Delicious skillet hash

Delicious skillet hash

A Family Favorite

I have fond memories of my mother making this skillet hash when I was a child. It was one of my favorite breakfasts growing up—and now I make it for my family, as well. It has become my husband's favorites, too.

Skillet hash is an easy recipe that incorporates leftover roast, brisket, or corn beef along with potatoes, onions, and garlic. My recipe uses a cast-iron frypan, but you can use any good heavy frypan.

Optional Additions

This is a basic recipe, but some good additions include:

  • Jalapeños
  • Bell peppers
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Eggs

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  • 2 cups leftover cooked beef (e.g., roast, brisket, or corn beef), chopped
  • 2 large potatoes, cubed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste
  • 1/4 cup shortening or lard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried or fresh parsley


  1. In a 10-inch cast-iron skillet or heavy fry pan, melt the shortening.
  2. Add the onions to the pan and fry until soft.
  3. Add the garlic. Fry until onions and garlic are slightly brown.
  4. Add beef, potatoes, salt, pepper, and parsley. Mix until evenly distributed in the pan.
  5. Cook, stirring often, until the potatoes are soft and browned.
  6. Serve hash on its own or with eggs and toast.

© 2022 Brenda