Thursday, March 11, 2010

Cheeseburger Hash – What’s for Dinner Thursday

Please see the updated version of this recipe at my new site, Everyday Made Fresh.

This recipe came about from an oops.  I was planning on making meat loaf for dinner, got to the kitchen and discovered we were out of eggs!  So, I began thinking, what can I do with hamburger meat?  We were already planning on having river potatoes for dinner with the meat loaf and I had already peeled and cut up my potatoes and they were soaking in water.  I didn’t have any buns to make hamburgers with.   So I thought about mixing the two together…and thus was born cheeseburger hash!
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What do you need?
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/4 cup of bacon bits
  • 4 peeled and cubed potatoes
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions
  • 3 tsp salt, divided
  • 2 tsp pepper, divided
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • flour for coating
What do you do?
  1. Heat skillet over med high heat with olive oil. 
  2. While the oil is heating up lightly dust your potatoes in the flour. {not too much}
  3. Add potatoes to skillet, stir in 2 tsp salt and 1 tsp pepper.  Cook until potatoes are golden brown, then cover to steam them until they are done.  About 10 minutes or so.
  4. Transfer potatoes to a bowl.
  5. Cook your hamburger meat with the onion, paprika, garlic powder and the remainder of salt and pepper.  When the meat is done add the potatoes back in, heat turned off.
  6. Mix in bacon bits, sprinkle the cheddar cheese over the top and put in the oven under the broiler.
  7. Melt until cheese is bubbly all over.  Allow to cool and enjoy!
This is SO good and so easy.  You could even cook bacon and use real bacon as opposed to the bacon bits.  I didn’t think of that until we were eating it. But the best part about this is it taste just like a bacon cheese burger and fries!!  The kids gobbled this one up.  We will have this again soon!


Kelli said...

Look at you being all super creative and coming out with a great meal. Looks very tasty. I really need to cook more.

hotmama0609 said...

hmm i think you just decided what im cooking for dinner tonight this looks yummy!

Michelle Hoad said...

I'm supposed to make meatloaf for dinner tonight, but this looks way easier!

Diana said...

Looks so good!!