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Hamburger hash is a super simple recipe that’s hearty, full of flavor, and ready in just 35 minutes. Making it the perfect dinner option for a busy weeknight.
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  1. Quick and Easy Hamburger Hash Recipe
  2. Why We Love Our Hamburger Hash Recipe
  3. Ingredients/Shopping List
  4. How to Make Hamburger Hash
  5. Variations / Options / Add-ins
  6. Frequently Asked Questions
  7. More Easy Ground Beef Recipes
  8. Hamburger Hash Recipe

Hamburger Hash is an easy, hearty recipe that combines potatoes, seasonings, ground beef, and cheese. This old-school classic is easy to make, budget-friendly, and ready in about 30 minutes. 

hamburger hash in a wooden spoon

Quick and Easy Hamburger Hash Recipe

Looking for an easy way to use up leftover potatoes or hamburger? You have to try this delicious Hamburger Hash.

It’s a simple, budget-friendly dish that always hits the spot. It can be served as a side dish with dinner or with fried eggs for breakfast or brunch.

My family absolutely loves this. It’s a hearty, comfort food-style dish that always hits the spot.

Why We Love Our Hamburger Hash Recipe

  • Hearty and filling 
  • Quick and easy to make
  • A great way to use up leftover ingredients
  • Only requires two pans, making for an easy cleanup
  • Can be made in a slow cooker or Crock-Pot
  • Great for busy weeknights
  • Kid-friendly and approved
  • Delicious for dinner or with eggs for breakfast or brunch
hamburger hash in a plate

Ingredients/Shopping List

  • 3 medium russet potatoes 
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 medium white onion
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cracked black pepper
  • 2½ cups sharp cheddar cheese 

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How to Make Hamburger Hash

Our Hamburger Hash is a super easy recipe to make, and it only requires one pot to boil the potatoes and one skillet for the rest of the cooking. Which means, it’s just as easy to clean up as it is to make!

Boil potatoes in water until tender, drain and set aside. 
Pro-Tip 1: When first cooking the potatoes you want them to be tender, but not too soft/mushy. It usually takes about 5-7 minutes to cook them.

boiling potatoes in a pot

Cook ground beef until browned. 

cooked ground beef in a pan

Fry onions and potatoes with Italian seasoning, garlic, salt and pepper in vegetable oil.

onions, potatoes with Italian seasoning, garlic, salt and pepper in a pan

Toss well to evenly coat potatoes and onions in seasoning.
Cook until potatoes and onions have started to brown. 
Pro-Tip 2: When browning the potatoes and onions, make sure to stir the mixture often! This step will usually take about 5 minutes to cook.

cooking potatoes until brown in a pan

Add ground beef back to the skillet and stir well to mix. 

adding ground beef to the pan mix with potatoes

Add cheese and stir until melted.  

adding cheese to the pan

Remove from heat and serve hot. 

Variations / Options / Add-ins

  • CHEESE: You can use any type of cheese that you prefer. I love the punch of sharp cheddar, but you could use mild cheddar instead. I have also used mozzarella and it was delicious! Another option for the spice lovers out there is to use pepper jack cheese.
  • VEGETABLES: A delicious variation to this recipe is to add in your favorite veggies! I love to add mushrooms and peppers with the sauteed onions. Adding canned or frozen corn is also super delicious!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Make Hamburger Hash In A Slow Cooker?

Yep! Hamburger Hash can easily be made into a CrockPot meal.

To do so, place your browned hamburger and cooked onion in the slow cooker with your uncooked potatoes and seasonings. Top with shredded cheese and cook on low for 3 hours, or until the potatoes are tender.

What to Serve With Hamburger Hash

Hamburger hash is great when served with fried or scrambled eggs for breakfast. It’s also delicious for a quick weeknight dinner. For dinner, I like to serve this with a crunchy vegetable side like these Feta and Bacon Green Beans or a refreshing salad side dish like these Wedge Salad Skewers.

How to Store Hamburger Hash

You should store leftover hamburger hash in a sealed food storage container in the fridge for 4-5 days. This is super delicious as leftovers. We usually heat it up and make some fresh eggs to have for breakfast the second day in a row.
That is if there is even anything left! It’s so delicious that it usually gets gobbled up on the first day. 

hamburger hash in a wooden spoon

More Easy Ground Beef Recipes

Stuffed Peppers | Korean Beef Bowl | Creamy Beef and Shells | Oven Baked Beef Tacos | Homemade Meatballs | Unstuffed Cabbage Roll | Salisbury Steak

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Hamburger Hash

Serves — 4
Hamburger hash is a super simple recipe that’s hearty, full of flavor, and ready in just 35 minutes. Making it the perfect dinner option for a busy weeknight.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 3 medium russet potatoes peeled and chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 medium white onion diced
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cracked black pepper
  • cups cheddar cheese shredded sharp

Instructions
 

  • Boil potatoes in water until tender but not too soft/mushy (about 5-7 minutes). Drain water then set potatoes aside.
  • In a large (32cm) non-stick skillet over high heat, cook ground beef until browned. Drain off fat. Put cooked beef in a separate bowl and set aside.
  • In the same skillet (now empty) over medium heat, fry together vegetable oil, onion, potatoes, Italian seasoning, minced garlic, salt and pepper. Toss well to evenly coat potatoes and onions in seasoning. Cook (stirring often) until potatoes and onions have started to brown (about 5 minutes).
  • Add ground beef back to the skillet and stir well to mix. Add cheese and stir until melted.
  • Remove from heat. Serve hot.
  • Store leftovers in a sealed food storage container in the fridge for 4-5 days.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 614kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 814mg | Potassium: 1193mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 733IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 570mg | Iron: 5mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. Ditch the cheese. Not everything has to have cheese on it. Then add the egg on top that hash is supposed to have on it.