November 1, 2023Review Recipe
Table of Contents
- Why You’ll Love This Hamburger Hash
- Ground Beef And Potatoes Recipe Ingredients
- Ground Beef And Potato Recipe Substitutions And Additions
- How To Make Ground Beef And Potatoes Hash
- How To Serve Ground Beef with Potatoes
- Potatoes And Ground Beef Storage
- Ground Beef And Potato Recipe FAQs
- More Recipes You’ll Love
- JUMP TO RECIPE
- Popular Dinner Recipes
Our classic hamburger hash meat and potato dish is fast to make and sure to become a family favorite. In just 20 minutes, you’ll have this well-seasoned hamburger potato hash with big, chunky potatoes and juicy ground beef smothered in cheddar.
Why You’ll Love This Hamburger Hash
- COMFORT FOOD: Hamburger hash is the epitome of comfort food. It combines ground beef with potatoes, creating a hearty and filling dish that’s perfect for a cozy and comforting meal, especially during colder seasons.
- ONE-PAN WONDER: Many hamburger hash recipes are cooked in a single pan, which makes it a convenient choice for busy weeknight dinners or when you want a quick cleanup.
- BUDGET-FRIENDLY: Hamburger hash is an economical choice because it uses affordable ingredients like ground beef and potatoes. It’s a great option for those looking to make a delicious meal without breaking the bank.
Ground Beef And Potatoes Recipe Ingredients
This hamburger hash combines tender russet potatoes with savory ground beef, aromatic onions, and garlic, all seasoned with Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
The dish is elevated with a generous amount of sharp cheddar cheese, creating a creamy and indulgent finish.
- 3 medium-sized russet potatoes, peeled and chopped into bite-size pieces
- 1 pound of lean ground beef
- 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
- 1 medium-sized white onion, diced
- 2 teaspoons of garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- ½ teaspoon of cracked black pepper
- 2½ cups of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Ground Beef And Potato Recipe Substitutions And Additions
GROUND TURKEY: Swap your beef for turkey. Lean ground turkey is a great source of healthy protein.
It’s lower in calories and saturated fat than ground beef while having almost the same amount of protein. Lean ground turkey is also rich in calcium.
EGG: Add in an egg, either scrambled to mix in or fried and laid over top. This can help bring out even more flavors in this dish.
VEGETABLES: You can add additional vegetables if you wish to make your hash even more hearty.
Green pepper, celery, or mushrooms would be tasty choices.
SPICE: If you want to spice up your hamburger hash a bit more, add chili powder to your seasoning mix.
How To Make Ground Beef And Potatoes Hash
This hearty dinner comes together in no time in a pan on the stove. Let’s have a look at how to make it.
OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS
Always start your potatoes in cold water. If you add them directly to boiling water, the outsides will cook immediately while the insides will take longer, leaving you with some pieces that are still hard.
STEP ONE: Boil potatoes in water until fork-tender but not too soft or mushy, about five to seven minutes. Drain water, then set potatoes aside.
Use a fork to gently pierce the small chunks of potatoes while they are boiling. When the fork will pierce the potato easily but not break it apart, your potatoes are probably ready.
STEP TWO: In a large nonstick skillet over high heat, brown ground beef until no longer pink. Drain off excess grease.
Put cooked beef in a separate bowl and set aside.
STEP THREE: In the same, now empty, large skillet over medium heat, fry the vegetable oil, onion, potatoes, Italian seasoning, minced garlic, salt, and pepper.
Toss well to evenly coat the potatoes and onions in seasoning.
Cook, stirring often with a wooden spoon or spatula, until the potatoes and onions have started to brown, about five minutes.
To bring out the flavor of your spices, rub them between your palms to break them up before adding them to your recipe. Just make sure your hands are clean and dry first!
STEP FOUR: Add ground beef back to the skillet and stir well to mix. Add cheese and stir while you let the cheese melt. Remove from the stovetop and serve hot.
How To Serve Ground Beef with Potatoes
Serve this perfect comfort dish as a complete meal or as a side dish along with a salad or sautéed vegetables.
Or, if the melty cheesy goodness is what you’re focusing on, try our cheesy pull-apart bread.
Add a spoonful of sour cream on top of the melted cheese for added creaminess. I guarantee the whole family will be asking for more.
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Potatoes And Ground Beef Storage
We’ve got you covered on how to store this meal for maximum deliciousness!
MAKE AHEAD: You can chop your potatoes and store them in a bowl of cold water in the fridge for up to 24 hours before cooking.
As for the cooked hash itself, it’s best enjoyed fresh, but you can brown the ground beef and sauté the onions in advance and keep them in the fridge for up to 24 hours.
Just combine everything when you’re ready to cook for that fresh-from-the-skillet taste.
IN THE FRIDGE: You can easily store leftover potatoes in a sealed food storage container in the fridge for four to five days.
IN THE FREEZER: This easy beef and potato dish can also be sealed away tightly and stored in the freezer for up to three months.
Remember to let it thaw in the fridge before reheating.
With a short cook time and an even shorter prep time, our hamburger hash will become a staple meal for busy weeknights. From the juicy ground beef, hearty golden brown potatoes, and melty cheese, this dinner recipe has a wide variety of tasty flavors.
Ground Beef And Potato Recipe FAQs
This easy recipe is extremely flexible, and you can add whichever vegetables you’d like. Try bell pepper, mushrooms, or chopped celery for great choices.
This simple recipe makes great leftovers and will freeze well in an airtight container for up to three months.
Hamburger hash is hearty enough to be served on its own but would also be great with a fresh salad or vegetables on the side.
Using salt and pepper, onions and garlic, or experimenting with herbs are all great ways to season ground beef.
A dish is typically considered a hash when it consists of diced or chopped ingredients that are cooked together, often in a skillet or pan, until they are browned and slightly crispy.
The term “beef hash” is used to describe a specific type of hash dish that prominently features beef as the main protein ingredient.
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Hamburger Hash (Ground Beef and Potato Recipe)
- 3 medium russet potatoes, peeled and chopped into bite-sized pieces
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 medium white onion, diced
- 2 teaspoons garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper
- 2½ cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- Boil potatoes in water until tender but not too soft/mushy, about 5 to 7 minutes. Drain water then set potatoes aside.
- In a large nonstick skillet over high heat, cook ground beef until browned. Drain off the fat. Put cooked beef in a separate bowl and set aside.
- In the same skillet over medium heat, fry together the vegetable oil, onion, potatoes, Italian seasoning, minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Toss well to evenly coat the potatoes and onions in the seasoning. Cook until the potatoes and onions have started to brown, about 5 minutes, stirring often.
- Add the ground beef back to the skillet and stir well to mix. Add the cheese and stir until melted.
- Remove from heat. Serve hot.
- Always start your potatoes in cold water. If you add them directly to boiling water, the outsides will cook immediately while the insides will take longer, leaving you with some pieces that are still hard.
- Use a fork to gently pierce the small chunks of potatoes while they are boiling. When the fork will pierce the potato easily but not break it apart, your potatoes are probably ready.
- To bring out the flavor of your spices, rub them between your palms to break them up before adding them to your recipe. Just make sure your hands are clean and dry first!
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