This is my husband's favorite meal. I always had a different version of Corned beef hash until I met my Scottish husband who taught me how it was meant to be made. It is a wonderful casserole type dish that is very filling and perfect for cold nights in. Serve with vegetables or crusty French bread.
When you need a nourishing and comforting dish, little comes as close as a traditional British corned beef hash. This recipe is so simple to make and packs major flavor. It makes for a lovely lunch or a hearty supper dish. And if you happen to have any leftovers (unlikely), it tastes even better the next day.
Unlike in the States, corned beef in the U.K. is more often canned, which is considered the British way. This is not to say that homemade corned beef would not work wonderfully in this recipe; it absolutely will. If you do decide you are going to use the canned variety, buy the best quality option. It is well worth it in the long run, as the results will be so much better in both flavor and texture.
Method for Corned Beef Hash British Style
- 1Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
- 2Place the potatoes in a large pot with just enough water to cover. Bring to a boil and simmer until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and mash, flavoring with milk, butter, salt or however you like to make them.
- 3Pour the baked beans into the bottom of a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish. Slice the corned beef and arrange on top of the beans in an even layer. Season with a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce. Top with mashed potatoes.
- 4Bake uncovered for 25 minutes in the preheated oven. The mashed potatoes should start to crisp up but not yet brown. Top with the cheese and return to the oven. Bake for another 20 minutes, or until cheese is browned.
- 4 large baking potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 1 (16 ounce) can baked beans
- 1 (12 ounce) can corned beef, broken into pieces
- 1 dash Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
January 27, 2017