Not as bad for you corned beef hash

Napa Mike
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Not as bad for you corned beef hash


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Less bad for you Corned Beef Hash

This recipe is a way to make your own hash with significantly less fat than canned hash. I can't say it is good for you--but definitely not as bad for you as canned hash.

1-beef brisket about 4 lbs (alternatively, you can get a very lean Corned round of beef) with corned beef spice package
12- medium to large Yukon Gold potatoes (around 4 or 5 lbs. total)
1 big sweet yellow onion
2 cloves of garlic

Carefully trim the fat from your brisket and put it in a large pot or Dutch oven
Add enough water to cover the brisket and add the contents of the spice package
Bring the pot to a boil and then reduce to a simmer
While the brisket is cooking, wash and quarter the spuds (peeling optional)
Cook the brisket for at least two hours
Then add your quartered spuds to the pot, right on top of and around the brisket
Add water as necessary and bring the pot back to a boil
Reduce heat to simmer and cook the spuds for only 15 minutes
Remove the spuds and brisket from the pot and put them in the refrigerator to cool
Dice the brisket and potatoes into ¼ inch cubes
Dice your big onion and garlic
Get your largest frying pan and cook the onion (and garlic) until soft
Add equal parts of corned beef and potatoes to the pan
Mix thoroughly: you may have to do it in batches—depending on the size of your pan
You are not really cooking the mixture—just using the heat to get a good mix
Remove the corned beef hash from the stove
I like to vacuum bag and freeze individual servings—either ¾ of a cup or one full cup per serving
When you are ready for breakfast, form the hash into a hamburger size patty and fry/brown each side with just a little oil.

Serve with fried or poached eggs and toast.
Last edited by Napa Mike on Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:50 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Not as bad for you corned beef hash


Post by onwhiskeycreek »

That sounds really good, will have to give it a try with some of our venison. It's been quite a while since we've bought any beef. It feels good now as we have started with this years subsistence gathering. We got a bunch of cucumbers on the low tide the other day for chowder and deep fried. (we started using the cucumbers as a clam substitute with all the PSP the last few years) We picked a bunch of spruce tips for making our supply of syrup and honey, the wife always puts a jar of it and a loaf of her fresh bread in the cabin for our guests. The goose tongue is ready to pick now and the beach asparagus is only a few days away. So many things to gather now and the fresh kings really hit the spot, along with the spot shrimp and crabs. We have a bunch of spring bear in the freezer now from our guests bear hunts, seems as all they really want is the skull and hide. What a great start to the year.

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Napa Mike
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Re: Not as bad for you corned beef hash


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I think the recipe should work well with venison. You will just need to add your own corning/pickling spices.

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