We made a brisket a week or so ago and even with freezing half of it, we had to be very imaginative in creating dishes to use it up. To cook it, we get the untrimmed brisket, turn the oven to about 250 degrees, plop it in a roasting pan fat side up and let it cook overnight – 8-10 hours, until a big fork slides in and out easily. No salt, no seasoning – nothing – and it comes out perfect every time!
This time I was determined to do something a little different with the leftover brisket and remembered my Mom occasionally making a hash with diced potatoes and leftover roast beef. She never showed me how to make it (I was just a kid interested in Barbie dolls and, later, boys), so I set out to figure it out.
I like the potatoes and brisket chopped pretty small. They not only cook better, but have a better texture when finished. Added a little beef broth to keep the mixture moist, threw in that chopped up bacon and we ended up with a filling, delicious hash! Comfort food at it’s best.
Bret put a little ketchup on his and it was actually not bad that way. I didn’t want to cover up the bacon flavor, though, so just put a little salt and pepper and enjoyed. If you are looking for a quick and flavorful dinner, try this. I think you’ll like it!
- 3 slices bacon
- 2 medium potatoes , chopped
- 2-3 tbsp chopped onion
- 1 1/2 cup chopped leftover brisket or roast
- salt , pepper, garlic salt
- 3/4 C beef broth
In a large skillet, fry the bacon until fairly crisp. Set aside to drain. Pour out all but about 2 tbsp. of the bacon grease and turn skillet on medium-high. Toss in the potatoes and cook until lightly browned and fairly soft - this will take a few minutes. Add the onion and stir until transparent. Add the chopped brisket, and salt, pepper, and garlic salt (or powder) to taste. Pour in the beef broth and let simmer until the broth is pretty much cooked off. Chop up the bacon and stir into the potato/brisket mixture. Serve warm.
Tips and Stuff: I didn't use the onion because Mr. Bret doesn't care for it, but I recommend using it to complete the recipe. Adjust the seasoning to your taste. If your bacon is salty, ease up on the salt and use garlic powder instead of garlic salt. I served it with a side of cantaloupe and the combination of sweet and salty was perfect. You could leave the meat out and it would make a great side dish.