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A hearty and flavorful way to make leftovers into a favorite comfort food

January 8, 2019
Brenda Stanley

One of my favorite dishes is one that I make out of leftovers. Anytime I make a roast, I can’t wait for the following night’s meal. That’s because I always make a large enough roast so I can create one of my all-time favorite comfort foods — My home-style hash.

It is so simple and hearty and has the delicious homey flavors I love. This dish is one that my grandmother made out of necessity. But it’s one I make because it is simply full of slow-cooked tender meat, and the combination of bacon, potatoes, eggs, and other savory flavors. I will even add some of the leftover gravy to make it even more flavorful. It’s a basic dish that has been a family favorite for decades.

Belle’s Homestyle Hash

2 strips of bacon.

1 cup chopped onions.

1 cup sliced mushrooms.

1 ½ cups cooked, chopped potatoes.

2 cups cooked, chopped meat.

2 eggs, beaten.

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese.

Fry bacon until crisp. In the same pan, fry the onions until tender. Add the mushrooms and cook until soft. Add the potatoes and meat and cook until heated and a bit crisp. Push everything to the side of the pan. Add the eggs, and cook until set and then stir into everything. Add the crumbled bacon. Mix well. Sprinkle with the cheese and then cover the pan and let it melt. Serve with leftover gravy or ketchup.

Brenda Stanley is the mother of five children, including two sets of twins and a grandmother of seven. She is a cookbook author and novelist. For more recipes and information, visit her website www.brendastanleybooks.com.

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