I haven’t been feeling all that well the past few days. I’ve been battling a sore throat, heavy head and congestion. I definitely don’t have a cold (yet), but my body is fighting something.

Given how unwell I have been feeling, I haven’t really had the desire to cook. However with a husband and children to feed, I’ve been toughing it out to ensure they all go to bed each night with full and satisfied tummy’s. Surely, I could let my husband take over the meal prep. However. I would rather my food fresh and not served in a take-out container.

A couple night’s ago, I opted to make one of my all-time favorite comfort foods. Hamburger Hash. This meal was commonly found on our weekly meal plan roster during my adolescence. It was an inexpensive, quick and easy meal to throw together in less than 20 minutes.

When I got married in 2007, I begged and pleaded with my Mom to share her recipe with me. She had never written it down anywhere. It was one of those creations that she came up with in her head when she was 19 and I was just a newborn. Finally I gave up on asking her to write up the recipe and wound up crashing her kitchen on a few occasions to learn the ins and outs of this recipe. Hamburger Hash is now MY daughter’s favorite meal, so I think it’s time that I jot down the recipe that my Mom once passed on to me.

Hamburger Hash
1 lb lean ground beef
1 can of Campbell’s Vegetable Soup
1/2 cup of frozen corn (optional)
1/2 cup of rice
a pinch of flour
2 to 3 cups of shells
HP Sauce (optional)

Bring a pot of water to boil. In another pan begin browning your ground beef. Drain off the fat once your meat is browned.

Once the beef has browned, your pot of water should have reached boiling point. Add your shells to the pot of boiling water and cook until al dente.

Add the vegetable soup, rice, frozen corn, a pinch of flour and 3/4 of a soup can full of water to your skillet with the ground beef. Simmer until the liquid has pretty much evaporated.

Once your pasta has reached your desired tendency, drain. Set aside. Mix the pasta into the meat mixture once the liquid in your skillet has pretty much evaporated.

Combine the pasta and meat mixture well. This part is optional, but I like to mix in a couple good squirts of HP sauce. I grew up eating Hamburger Hash excluding the HP Sauce, but I’ve since adapted my Mother’s recipe to include it. It just gives it that extra bit of kick, which I love!


11 Comments on Foodie Friday: Hamburger Hash

  1. Lisa Marie Fletcher
    November 23, 2012 at 1:46 pm (5 years ago)

    Oh, this looks good (and a GREAT comfort food!). So easy too. Thanks for sharing. I might just have to make it soon! 🙂

  2. Cheryl Kirkness
    November 23, 2012 at 1:49 pm (5 years ago)

    Oh yum! This looks delicious and perfect for a cold day like today!

  3. Sny Med
    November 23, 2012 at 1:54 pm (5 years ago)

    My kids love meals like this: with shells and ground beef! It’s great that you finally wrote down the recipe…lots of secret ingredients in there!


  4. Shash
    November 23, 2012 at 2:09 pm (5 years ago)

    I love these kinds of recipes, simple and delish! Thanks for sharing even though you’re not feeling 100%. Get better soon.

  5. Brandi Yee
    November 23, 2012 at 2:35 pm (5 years ago)

    My husband and kids would LOVE this! Anything with ground beef and noodles is a hit in our household hehe 🙂

  6. Mommy Moment
    November 23, 2012 at 3:19 pm (5 years ago)

    Looks easy and delicious! Thanks for sharing…I’m going to pin this one!

  7. Country Mouse, City Mouse
    November 23, 2012 at 9:45 pm (5 years ago)

    Looks very good. I haven’t had a bottle of HP sauce in forever….I must pick one up:)

  8. Paula Schuck
    November 25, 2012 at 8:53 pm (5 years ago)

    I was hopping around looking at Jodi’s designs to see what I want my new design to look like. This is lovely. She did a great job.

  9. Whispered Inspirations
    November 27, 2012 at 5:25 am (5 years ago)

    OH wow, that looks delicious. I can’t say I’ve ever had it but, I have to try it now!

  10. Cheryl
    December 8, 2012 at 5:22 am (5 years ago)

    I have been looking for a recipe like this. My mom made something similar, when I was a kid. She passed away when I was 11, so I never got the recipe, but I imagine this one is pretty close. I don’t remember the pasta shell being in it though. Definitely going to try this and see if it is what I remember. Thank you!

  11. Annie1
    July 16, 2013 at 9:46 pm (5 years ago)

    This really sounds delicious and I know my grandkids would love it! My mom used to make something like this but without pasta.

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