Speedy Beef Hash Recipe

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In Goshen, Kentucky, Sara McCoy relies on frozen hash browns and prepared salsa to hurry along this stovetop specialty. "I'm a registered nurse who likes to spend my free time with my family, so this time-saving twist on ground beef hash is a favorite."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cups frozen O'Brien potatoes, thawed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • Sliced green onions and ripe olives, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 373 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 784mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 6g fiber), 26g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the potatoes, salt and pepper. Cook and stir over medium-high heat for 7-9 minutes or until potatoes are lightly browned.
  2. Stir in salsa. Sprinkle with cheese; cook until melted. Sprinkle with onions and olives if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Speedy Beef Hash in Quick Cooking January/February 2002, p21

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ckbray User ID: 5521724 225362
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2015 Edited May. 5, 2015

"This was very easy and really good. But it is only as good as the salsa you use. So make sure you use salsa you think is really good. I like a fresh made salsa I get at the grocery store. I wouldn't recommend salsa in a jar."

jwagner2401 User ID: 1501198 90683
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2014

"quick, easy and tasty! Perfect for when you need something quick."

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