Prep 10 mins
Cook 26 mins
Adapted from Cooking Light (April 2002).
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons butter
- 1 cup onion, chopped
- 1 cup green bell pepper, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 8 cups frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed (about 1 pound, you can also use an equivalent amount of fresh grated potatoes)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
- 4 ounces ham, diced
- 3⁄4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Heat oil and butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
- Add onion; cook 5 minutes.
- Add bell pepper and garlic; cook 3 minutes. Add potatoes, salt, pepper, and ham; cook 16 minutes or until potatoes are golden brown, stirring occasionally.
- Top with cheese; cook 2 minutes or until cheese melts.
i have been making this dish for almost 20 years.my dad and his brothers are loggers, and they prepare this often because it's so easy to cook over an open flame and it's an entire meal in one skillet.I don't add much salt,but I do prefer more cheese. Not exactly low fat,but definatly yummy comfort food.
Made a good Sunday breakfast when I realized I forgot to buy eggs. I too didn't have ham on hand but I threw some bacon in the oven and chopped that up to mix in and it was tasty.
I gave this 4 stars. I made this for my families Sunday big breakfast. I wasn't worried about cooking light but using what I had on hand. I follwed the directions almost to a T except I made a few changes I didn't have ham on hand but I had pork sausage so I didn't use salt or pepper. I cooked my peppers first till soft then I added my onions and cooked them till soft. Then added the remaining ingredients. This turned out so good. Thanks for posting a really good recipe. Christine (internetnut)