Classic New England Red Flannel Hash

Made with leftover corned beef, potatoes, and beets, Red Flannel Hash puts a New England twist on this classic breakfast favorite.

By Yankee Magazine

Jul 05 2022

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Red Flannel Hash

Photo Credit : Aimee Tucker

What do you get in New England when you swap out some of the potatoes in a batch of corned beef hash with beets? The result has flannel-esque patches of red, so we call it Red Flannel Hash. Crack in a few eggs and call it Sunday breakfast.

The recipe first published in Yankee Magazine‘s 1972 Favorite New England Recipes.


4 servings


2 cups cooked, diced corned beef
2 cups boiled, diced potatoes
1-2 cups cooked, diced beets
2-3 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup heavy cream
salt and pepper, to taste


Mix the left-over meat and vegetables of a New England Boiled Dinner (amounts may vary), chop coarsely, and moisten with a little cream. Bake in an iron skillet in melted butter in a 350 degree oven for about 40 minutes until browned, or in a buttered skillet over low heat on the stove top until one side is browned. Flip and cook the the other side until browned, then turn out on a hot platter, and serve with the same fixings used for the Boiled Dinner.