Really cost efficient meal for the whole family

Since I was little my mother has made me the dish that I am about to share with you. For years I thought it was corned beef hash, but apparently I was wrong as corned beef hash is more of a stewish soup type meal.

Tinned corned beef recipes

Corned beef one pot recipe Ingredients

The ingredients you will need for this corned beef , one pot recipe are;

A tin of corned beef. The larger the better really, more economical and feeds more people.

Two tins of baked beans, your prefered brand.

An onion

3 lb of white potatoes. I use basic market value potatoes, but if you wish you can change these for more expensive kinds.

Butter, milk, salt and pepper to flavour the m ash potato.

Corned beef one pot recipe cooking instructions

1. Take a deep oven proof dish. Something the shape you may do a trifle in, but make sure it is ovenproof. Open your tin of corned beef and cut in to slices( easier said than done, an hour in  the fridge may help). Line the bottom of the tin with the meat until you have no gaps.

2.  Take your potatoes and wash, peel and cut them ready to place in a pan. Place in a pan of water with a pinch of salt.

3. Peel and chop your onions in to fine pieces and sprinkle over the layer of corned beef.

4. Open the two tins of baked beans and place them over the corned beef and onions, layered in the oven proof dish.

5. Once your potatoes are boiled turn on the oven to around 180 to preheat whilst you mash your potatoes up. Add a knob of butter, milk, salt and pepper to your own personal preference, we all like our mash different ways.

6. Add the mash to cover the bean layer of the pot and then to even out and get a nice finish, take a fork and grate over as you may have seen on Sheperd's pie before. That way, when it has been in the oven the grooves will be crisp and golden. Place your corned beef dish in the middle of the oven for around 24-40 minutes, depending on your oven.

Corned beef with mash

When in an extravagent mood I place grated cheese over the top, around 5 minutes before it is ready to come out of the oven, it really does add a treat to the dish, it is optional however.

This meal will easily feed a family of four and you do not have a sink load of pots from making the corned beef recipe either.

I have eaten this meal since I was a small child and I now make this for my own children. I love adding a dash of brown sauce after serving, that again is an additional extra to the meal and is not required.

The corned beef recipe is cheap to make, quick to prepare and easy to create, a great starter to someone learning to cook or a teenager just starting out.