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Homemade Keto Corned Beef Hash

Keto Corned Beef Hash is an all-time classic recipe turned low carb! Homemade corned beef hash is the perfect way to enjoy your leftover corned beef brisket. Add diced Jicama, fried onions, and serve with some sunny side up eggs…your low carb breakfast just became so much better.

Spoonful of Keto Corned Beef Hash

I’m gonna admit something to you guys…I’ve always loved canned corned beef hash. There’s something about those tiny little potatoes mixed with the corned beef that I always enjoyed eating as a kid. 

But as I got older I found out that homemade corned beef hash is not only delicious but actually really easy to make. Corned beef hash is made with your leftover homemade corned beef, potatoes, and onions.

Hold on a second, I know what you’re thinking, and don’t worry my recipe for corned beef hash is keto-friendly and perfect for all you low carb dieters out there. How is that possible though? It’s possible because this recipe is for corned beef hash without potatoes…instead we use Jicama.

You would never even know you are eating a vegetable instead of a starchy potato. Let’s learn how to make keto corned beef hash.

What is Corned Beef Hash?

What exactly is corned beef hash? Well, a hash is a dish that is made up of meat, potatoes, and onions then fried in a skillet and served for breakfast. It originated as a great way to use up your leftovers. 

Corned beef hash has been a popular breakfast dish that dates back as far as the 18th century but became very popular during World War II when food was harder to come by and was being rationed. Since then it’s developed into one of the most popular breakfast dishes.

Is Corned Beef Hash Low Carb?

a bowl and frying pan of Keto Corned Beef Hash

Traditional corned beef hash is not what you would call low carb or keto-friendly. If you have been missing out on one of your favorite recipes then I’m happy to report that we solved that problem. 

Instead of using potatoes in your homemade corned beef hash, replace it with jicama instead. In case you aren’t familiar with jicama, it’s a root vegetable native to Mexico. It has a slightly sweet and nutty flavor while giving you a nice crunch. Jicama makes a great potato substitute and can be used in many dishes. 

For example, our Crispy Jicama Fries are an excellent alternative to regular French fries, and much healthier too!

So all of that being said, let’s talk about the carbs and the difference between our homemade keto corned beef and more of a traditional or canned corned beef. 

1 cup of our Keto Corned Beef Hash, only has 4.2 NET CARBS

Now compared to 1 cup of canned corned beef which has 21 NET CARBS! That’s quite a big difference and it’s a no-brainer which one to choose…choose our corned beef without potatoes.

What Ingredients are in Homemade Keto Corned Beef Hash?

Ingredients for Keto Corned Beef Hash
  • Corned Beef – This is where your leftover corned beef brisket comes into play. It’s a great way to turn those leftovers into a scrumptious breakfast. 
  • Jicama – Jicama is a great potato replacement. Chop them small and they will cook faster. 
  • Bell Pepper – I used orange bell pepper, but you can use yellow, red, or green. Whichever one you prefer. 
  • Onion – Adding fried onions is a must, if you are not counting your carbs then add 1 cup instead of a ½ cup. 
  • Spices – Salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and parsley. 
  • Olive Oil – 2 tbsp for frying the corned beef hash, you want it to get as crispy as possible.

Best Seasonings

When making corned beef without potatoes, I chose to use Salt, Black Pepper, Garlic Powder, and Parsley. Corned beef is already kinda salty so if you have a problem with too much salt, then feel free to omit it. 

Garlic powder in my opinion is one of those spices that goes on most of my dishes. And as far as the parsley, you can use fresh if you have it but dried works just as good. 

A few other spices that you could add are:

  • Paprika
  • Onion Powder
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (for a spicy kick).

Different Variations

This keto corned beef hash recipe is a simple recipe but you can dress it up with other ingredients that you have in your kitchen. A few ideas: 

  • Use cauliflower instead of jicama. Chop the cauliflower into bite-sized pieces. 
  • Add some fresh chopped cabbage. As you know cabbage and corned beef go great together. 
  • Other vegetables: Try adding mushrooms. spinach, or even kale.
  • Herbs: Fresh parsley, chives, cilantro, or thyme. 
  • Cheese: You can add some cheddar or mozzarella.

Tools to Use

Low Carb Corned Beef Hash in a frying pan

You don’t need too many tools for cooking low carb corned beef hash. But here are the ones I recommend: 

  • STOCK POT – This is used to boil the diced jicama. 
  • FRYING PAN OR CAST IRON SKILLET – A regular frying pan will work just fine, but a cast-iron skillet works wonderfully as well. 
  • CUTTING BOARD – A chef’s necessity, you must have a good cutting board. I tend to use a wood cutting board. 
  • SHARP KNIFE – You need a sharp knife in order to cut the corned beef without it becoming stringy.

How to Make Low Carb Corned Beef Hash

Learn how to make keto corned beef hash step by step. It’s delicious and most importantly it’s easy! 

1. To begin making low carb corned beef hash you need to start with the jicama.

raw jicama on cutting board with knife

It’s kind of an odd shape, and the skin is tough and can be more difficult to remove. Cut the ends off, and then using a vegetable peeler, start peeling the outer layers of the jicama. Be sure to peel all the stringy parts off.

2. Cut the jicama in half, and then into half-moon slices. From there you want to dice the jicama, the smaller the pieces the quicker they will cook.

3. Fill a pot with water and place it on the stove. Turn onto high heat and bring to a boil. Once the water has begun to boil, add the diced jicama to the pot. Boil for 10-15 minutes.

This will help to soften them up a bit before baking them. Don’t worry they won’t be soggy, there will still be a crunch to them.

4. Drain the jicama and transfer to a bowl and set aside.

5. While the jicama is boiling you can get started on the corned beef. Hopefully, you’ve followed our recipe for homemade corned beef, and hopefully, you still have leftovers.

Take your leftover corned beef and start dicing it. You want the corned beef to be about the same size as the jicama.

Chopping Corned Beef into cubes

6. Chop the onion and bell pepper and set aside.

7. Add the jicama to a frying pan and drizzle the olive oil. Sprinkle the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and parsley.

8. Cook on medium heat, once the jicama starts to brown up add the chopped onions and peppers.

Continue to cook until the onions and peppers are softened and the onions start to brown. 

9. Finally, add the corned beef. Stir together and let cook for about 5 minutes, you only want the corned beef to heat through. 

Serve with some sunny side up eggs and enjoy your new favorite breakfast recipe.

Best Tips

Corned Beef Hash without potatoes
  • Cut the jicama and the corned beef to about the same size, it will cook more evenly. 
  • To get the corned beef crispy get the pan hot and don’t stir too often. Only flip 1 or 2 times. 
  • If you don’t have leftover corned beef you can find it in the deli section and dice it up.
  • The smaller the jicama the quicker it will cook. 
  • Other spices like paprika, onion powder, or red pepper flakes can be used. 
  • Add in chopped jalapeno for more spice. 
  • Instead of jicama, you can use chopped cauliflower while still remaining low carb.

Making Corned Beef Hash Crispy

In order to get crispy low carb corned beef, you need to fight the urge to stir the hash too much. Leave it in the pan on medium to medium-high heat until ready to flip it over. By doing that it will help it to crisp up. 

The olive oil in the pan will help to prevent the corned beef hash from sticking.

Don’t Dry it Out

You don’t want to overcook this keto corned beef hash recipe because it may become dry. Remember the corned beef is already cooked, so you are just basically reheating it. So make sure you don’t add the corned beef until towards the end of the cooking process.

Give It More Flavor

If you find that the keto corned beef hash recipe needs more flavor, you can add some more spices or herbs to it. Fresh chives, cilantro, and parsley would definitely give you some added flavor you are looking for.

Other Diets This Recipe is Good For

The Best Keto Corned Beef Hash
  • Gluten-Free: Some canned corned beef hashes have gluten in them, so that can cause a problem. Rest easy, this recipe for keto corned beef hash is completely gluten-free. 
  • Dairy-Free: A completely dairy-free recipe. We use olive oil to cook the jicama and the onions and peppers. If you aren’t dairy-free you always could use butter instead.

How to Serve Keto Corned Beef Hash

Serving corned beef hash is the perfect breakfast option. As you know when eating low carb you need to get creative because you can get tired of the same old boring foods. So this keto corned beef hash is gonna be a new favorite recipe. 

Low carb corned beef hash can be served with sunny side up eggs, over-easy eggs, or even scrambled

Sliced avocado also goes great with the hash…oh and don’t forget to brew a fresh pot of coffee to go with it. This is a quick and easy corned beef hash recipe that everyone will love.

How to Store Corned Beef Hash

grey bowl full of Keto Corned Beef Hash

The best way to store Keto corned beef hash is in an airtight container and keep it in the fridge for up to 3 days.

How to Reheat Corned Beef Hash

Reheating your leftover keto corned beef is a sinch. Simply place it in a microwave-safe bowl or plate and pop into the microwave for 60-90 seconds.

Can You Freeze It?

Homemade corned beef hash is a great way to meal prep. You can make a big pan of low carb corned beef hash and freeze it in smaller Ziploc bags. When ready to reheat pull out a bag of corned beef hash and reheat it in a skillet. You may want to add a touch more olive oil when reheating.

Homemade Keto Corned Beef Hash recipe

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They all are Keto-friendly and low carb, and will be a hit at your next party!

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Homemade Keto Corned Beef Hash


  • Author: Stephanie Parlegreco
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 14 Servings (1/2 Cup per serving) 1x
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Keto Corned Beef Hash is an all-time classic recipe turned low carb! Homemade corned beef hash is the perfect way to enjoy your leftover corned beef brisket. Add diced Jicama, fried onions, and serve with sunny side up eggs…your low carb breakfast just became so much better.


Ingredients

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  • 3 cups diced and cooked corned beef
  • 3 cups diced jicama 
  • ½ cup chopped orange bell pepper 
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp dried or fresh parsley 
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

Notes

2.2 NET CARBS PER SERVING 

Cut the jicama and the corned beef to about the same size, it will cook more evenly. 

To get the corned beef crispy, get the pan hot and don’t stir too often. Only flip 1 or 2 times. 

If you don’t have leftover corned beef you can find it in the deli section and dice it up.

The smaller the jicama the quicker it will cook. 

 Other spices like paprika, onion powder, or red pepper flakes can be used. 

Add in chopped jalapeno for more spice. 

Instead of jicama, you can use chopped cauliflower while still remaining low carb. 

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Frying

Keywords: Keto Corned Beef Hash, Low Carb Corned Beef Hash, Keto Corned Beef Hash Recipe, How to Make Keto Corned Beef Hash, Corned Beef Hash without Potatoes, Homemade Keto Corned Beef Hash

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