While this recipe is never going to win any awards as visually beautiful, it will win you over with it’s flavour! It’s easy, quick, filling & tasty and can be made with just a few simple ingredients,
This is one of those throw-it-in-a-pan kind of recipes that can’t quite make up it’s mind what it’s supposed to be! For some, this is a simple hash, whereas for others it more resembles a hotpot. Whatever it is, it’s tasty!
You can adapt the recipe to use whatever you have available. It’s great for using up leftover potatoes too so, if like me you always make too many roasties on a Sunday then here is a great way to use them up!
This recipe doesn’t use many ingredients and makes a lovely supper dish for 2-4 (depending on appetite!) and is perfect served with really crusty bread, such as baguettes, lavishly smothered with fresh butter!
Corned Beef Hash Hotpot Recipe
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 medium onion, sliced
300 grams potatoes
1 large tin baked beans
1 large tin corned beef
1 beef OXO cube
freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon fresh chives, snipped (optional)
To Make Corned Beef Hash Hotpot
In a large frying pan, gently fry the sliced onion in 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil until softened, then remove from the pan.
Chop the leftover potatoes onto cubes and add to the pan with another tablespoon of vegetable oil and fry over a medium high heat until nicely browned. If you haven’t any leftover potatoes to use then peel uncooked and chop into cubes before boiling in salted water for 5-10 minutes until almost cooked through. Then continue with frying them as above.
Add the fried onions back into the pan and stir together.
Next, add in the tin of baked beans and stir well.
Now, crumble over the OXO cube and add in the water and black pepper. Stir everything together and heat until piping hot. This will create a thick sauce but if you would like a thinner sauce then simply add more water.
Finally, just before serving, chop the tin of corned beef into cubes and add into the pan. Very gently stir everything together and allow to heat through thoroughly. If you continue stirring the corned beef will continue to break up and will dissolve into the sauce, which is fine if you would prefer not to have large pieces of corned beef
Finally, serve with fresh snipped chives sprinkled over the top and lashings of fresh crusty bread!
You can add in just about anything you’d like to this very simple dish – some leftover veg perhaps, or maybe use a different tinned meat, such as Spam.
You can also spice it up with the addition of a little chilli or paprika – the joy of recipes like these is that almost anything goes!