Heavenly Hash

What is something that comforts you? A good book? A rainy Sunday? A perfect slice of chocolate cake? There’s a variety of things that comfort us and most of the time we find comfort in a special dish. A recipe can hold sentimental value for some. Maybe it was a dish often prepared by your favorite grandmother or something your mom made for only special occasions. So today I’m sharing one of my favorite recipes. It’s a comforting, simple dish that will be a hit for those meat and potato lovers in your life. Come on, we all have at least one.

potatoesHash is a combination of potatoes and usually a meat like ground beef, ground turkey, sausage or cubed ham. This recipe has a heavenly duo of sweet potato and russet potatoes. The texture of the the different potatoes with the balance of sweet and earthy is divine. Topped off with sunny side up eggs, it’s perfect for breakfast, brunch or dinner.

One of the best parts about this recipe is that it’s all prepared in one skillet. No headaches necessary. It looks like creative genius and tastes like it too, except it’s easy as pie.

Heavenly Hash

Prep: 10 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Total: 35 minutes Servings: 5

• 2 medium sweet potatoes
• 2 medium russet potatoes
• 1 lb. ground beef
• 1 medium onion; diced
• ½ cup shredded cheddar
• 5 eggs
• green onion; sliced for garnish
• 2 tbsp. of cooking oil
• 1 tsp of Old Bay seasoning
• 1 tsp tumeric
• 2 tsp garlic powder
• 2 tsp paprika
• 1 tsp onion powder
• 1 tsp garlic powder
• salt and pepper; to taste

-Set oven to bake at 350 degrees

-Heat a large skillet on medium/high heat, add oil. Once oil is heated, add diced yellow onion and saute for 3-4 minutes. Add ground beef and cook until about 90 % cooked, allowing a small amount of pink. Remove onion and beef mixture from skillet and set aside.

Add potatoes to pan and allow to cook for about 8-10 minutes until almost done but still slightly firm. Now add onion/beef mix to potatoes. Add seasoning and mix evenly.

Sprinkle shredded cheese on top and crack the eggs and place over the hash, careful to not break the yolk. At this point, we are no longer mixing the ingredients or else you’ll have scrambled eggs and although it would still be delicious, presentation wouldn’t be near as beautiful.

Now, let that cook for a couple more minutes on the stove top. After, you’ve done this you are going to place the entire pan into the oven to finish off the eggs, about 5-7 minutes but PLEASE, keep an eye on the eggs because having a runny yolk in the end result is the most delightful part and it is what ties the dish all together.

While that is finishing in the oven, go ahead and slice up the green onion and have it on stand-by for garnish.

Now, pull that scrumptious lil’ creation outta the oven… VIOLA! You just successfully completed a crash course in hash. Congrats!

Side note: If you’re really feeling adventurous, add bell peppers, play around with different meats, potatoes and cheeses. Good Luck!