Leftover Hash

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READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Sarah Chana

One day with almost no time to get dinner ready and almost nothing in the refrigerator, I tossed together what I could find and ended up with this delicious hash. It ain't haute cuisine, but it was gobbled up by even our pickiest eaters. Feel free to substitute--that's the whole idea.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 12-34 lb cold cuts (mix and match is ok) or 12-34 lb other cooked meat
  • salt
  • pepper
  • water


  1. Saute onion and pepper in oil in a large skillet until soft.
  2. Add the potato cubes and saute another 2 minutes or so.
  3. Cut your meat into bite size pieces (large or small) and saute another few minutes.
  4. Add enough water to cover the food, then cover the pot and ignore it for a while while you try to set the table or make a salad or answer the phone.
  5. After about 10 minutes, stir and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. If it is watery, leave the lid ajar for a few more minutes to let the steam escape.
  7. Serve to the hungry masses, who might want to add mustard or ketchup on their plates.
  8. Congratulate yourself for salvaging your leftovers and your sanity.

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