Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Simple Hash

I love a simple hash for supper. For hubbies, it doesn't get any better than meat and potatoes, and for kids- well- it doesn't get any better than something you can eat ketchup with! :)
1 1/2 lbs ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
6 medium sized potatoes, diced
1/3 cup water
salt and pepper 
Crumble ground beef in large pot. Cook until most of your meat has browned and you have grease in the bottom of the pot. Toss in potatoes and onions. Stir and add water, salt, and pepper.
Cover and allow to cook for 12 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
*You don't really want to use an extra lean meat with this because you need the fat to cook and flavor the potatoes.

*Served here with green peas and slaw.
****We sometimes use other meats in this dish. Leftover pork and ham is cheap and yummy!


Joy said...

Woohoo we can have this!! I'm putting it on the menu for this weekend! My children love ketchup too! My meat however is very lean should I add some fat? If so what would you reccomend?

Donna said...

Lard or just a little extra water might would be fine. ...If you have bacon grease- yummmm-O!

established1981 said...

We call this Harper Hash (its been a family recipe for over 80+ years). I use lean beef and just add more water and I also do 1 pound beef and 8 potatoes, my cooking time is also much longer. I like it with a little butter.

Donna said...

Sounds great established1981!..and your way is a little more frugal- upping the potatoes and cutting back on the beef :)

Dianna said...

That looks really good! I love simple meals. :)

Lindy said...

Looks really great, can't wait to try it.

Donna said...

Thank you Mrs. Mordecai and Lindy!
Hope you ladies try and like it :)

Shannon said...

I made this a couple of nights ago. We really enjoyed it, and I will be making it again. It is definite comfort food, and cheap, er frugal, to boot!

Donna said...

So glad to hear that! Thank you nonnahsMama :)

BitsofMoxy said...

I made this tonight (I just found your blog a month ago). So delicious. Thank you!
*I have seen many hash recipes on the web, but they seemed to involved or commenters said they were bland.for my first hash recipe, I am glad this didn't disappoint.