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Red-Flannel Hash

by in Oct 1997
Red-Flannel Hash
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Yield: Makes 4 servings.

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Red Flannel Hash
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  • 2 cups cooked, diced corned beef
  • 2 cups boiled, diced potatoes
  • 1 cup cooked, diced beets
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • salt and pepper, to taste


Mix together beef, potatoes, and beets. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Melt butter in skillet, add hash and milk, and cook over low heat until one side is brown. Turn and brown the other side.
Updated Wednesday, February 9th, 2005

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3 Responses to Red-Flannel Hash

  1. leo g.king April 7, 2015 at 2:18 pm #

    this is not as i remember red flannel hash.i am 83 yrs old but still have a clear i recall we always had a boiled dinner using a smoked shoulder and when it was cooked it was removed from the kettle and placed on a platter [covered]and then the vegatables were added.first quartered cabbage then carrots,potatoes,rudabaga[sliced[,small pearl onions.cover and cook till fork tender of potatoes.we sliced the shoulder to go with the vegatables for dinner.after that the leftovers were sliced and mixed together with leftover meat pieces,placed in a large castiron skillet that had bacon fat heated and everything was added and cooked turning often till a golden crust was formed,then sliced beets and beet juice added and cooked a few more minutes.this and some real good baking powder biscuits made it a meal fit to be praised to heaven and back.

  2. Marilyn Otterson February 14, 2016 at 8:46 am #

    As I remember from when I was a young person, my aunt and grandmother would make a boiled dinner (corned beef, potatoes, onions, carrots and wedges of cabbage) and all of whatever was left over after a meal would be made into red flannel hash the next day. The meat was removed to make sandwiches, but all of the vegetables would go into a pot with broth from cooking the meat the day before and heated awhile, then mashed all together with some cooked beets to make the concoction red. The “hash” could then be eaten as it was or heated in a iron skillet until browned a bit on the bottom. Then we would all enjoy this leftover treat with a corned beef sandwich on the side.

  3. Sandra March 8, 2016 at 11:23 pm #

    My mother made hash by putting all the leftover potatoes, carrots, cabbage and turnip through a meat grinder with leftover corned beef. She then made patties, which she browned on both sides and served with an egg on top. As kids we couldn’t wait till it was done. My mother was a wonderful cook and this is just one of our family favorites.

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