Potato & Sausage Breakfast Hash

A cheap and easy potato & sausage breakfast hash recipe that will save you money and help to use up leftovers! A cheap meal idea to feed your family and be more frugal; the breakfast hash is a winning recipe! 

overhead shot of a breakfast dish cooking with Diced potato, green capsicum, red onion and sausage in a large black frying pan over a gas cook top. the sausage and vegetables are still all still raw.

If you’ve never heard of it, then you need to know all about the delicious meal known as the Hash. A ‘hash’ is a great little dish of chopped up meats, potatoes and onions that are fried up all together in a pan. The name ‘Hash’ actually comes from the French word hacher, which means to chop up. It was long considered a poor mans dish, as it was basically just a way to use up leftovers.

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And that is exactly why you will love this recipe! It’s so cheap and easy to make that feeding the family a good, healthy breakfast (or dinner!) meal is a piece of cake! And you can use up any of those old, forgotten vegetables taking up room in the crisper and avoid the dreaded food waste!

overhead shot of a breakfast dish cooking with Diced potato, green capsicum, red onion and sausage in a large black frying pan over a gas cook top. The vegetables and sausage are golden and crispy looking.

Seriously almost anything can be added to a Hash, but for the recipe that I’m sharing with you today, I’ve kept it quite simple with cheap ingredients; potatoes and sausages being the hero’s. But if you want to elevate this recipe even further, then you can add in any extra veggies, meats or even eggs!

And yes, I know that usually hash recipes don’t call for adding stock but I just love the extra flavour it gives when everything simmers together. And after the liquid has all reduced, the potatoes (or whatever veggies you’re using) still all crisp up on the outside whilst staying fluffy in the middle! Yum!

side angle shot of a breakfast dish cooking with Diced potato, green capsicum, red onion and sausage in a large black frying pan over a gas cook top. the vegetables and sausage are golden brown and crispy looking and the onions are soft.

Making a Hash couldn’t be more simple. Just chop all of your meat and veggies into the same size pieces and fry them up in a pan with some seasoning and oil until everything is tender and cooked! Delicious!

Potato & Sausage Breakfast Hash

  • Servings: 2 Servings
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

2 medium-sized potatoes, washed clean and peeled
1/2 red onion
1/3 green capsicum
1 clove garlic
2 beef sausages
1 tbsp olive or vegetable oil
salt & pepper, to taste
1 tsp smoked paprika
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
200ml beef stock

Directions

  1. Dice potatoes, onion, capsicum and sausages into 3/4-inch pieces. Finely dice the garlic.
    2. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add prepared ingredients to pan and fry off, stirring occasionally until the meat has browned and the onions have softened.
    3. Add paprika, Worcestershire sauce and season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir to combine and allow to cook for 1-2 minutes before adding beef stock and turn the heat to high. Allow to simmer until all the liquid has reduced and the vegetables begin to fry and crisp up.
    4. Once the potatoes are tender, remove from heat and serve.

Notes: You can add almost any vegetables or meat you like to the hash and eggs also make a great addition.

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