Irish Skillet Dinner

Posted by on Thursday, March 14th, 2013


I intended to create a corn beef and hash recipe for St. Patrick’s Day, but did not need to pay $20 for a beef brisket cut at the grocery.  Here’s a poor man’s version of an Irish beef dinner called Irish Skillet Beef.  The bacon and cabbage compliment the tanginess of the seasoning and mustard.  All you need is some Irish soda bread and you’ve got yourself a complete meal.

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup fresh diced onion
  • 2 Tablespoons oil
  • 1 pound Ore Ida Hash Brown Potatoes O’Brian
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon course ground black pepper
  • 4 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 4 strips cooked crumbled bacon

In a small mixing bowl, combine the beef broth, apple juice, white vinegar, yellow mustard, worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Whisk to blend and set aside.

In a large iron skillet, brown the ground beef with the fresh diced onion. Drain any excess grease. Add the vegetable oil and hash browns to the beef and onions. Cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes or until hash browns are lightly browned, stirring frequently to prevent sticking. Add the liquid mixture and the shredded cabbage and bacon and cook another 5-10 minutes over medium heat until most of the liquid is absorbed. Serve immediately while hot with some Irish soda bread.

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  1. carolinaheartstringson 17 Mar 2011 at 9:30 am 1

    That is my idea of hash. That looks absolutely wonderful Tara! Cannot wait to try it.

  2. Pam Staffordon 18 Mar 2011 at 4:33 am 2

    Tara, since my family does not like cabbage, I was wondering could I substitute lettuce in place of the cabbage because this looks so good? I can’t wait to try this.

  3. Taraon 18 Mar 2011 at 6:30 am 3

    Hey Pam,

    If I used lettuce I would wait and put fresh lettuce in after you’ve cooked it. It wouldn’t hurt to try it. However, didn’t really notice the taste of the cabbage. I wonder if you could try that cut up broccoli slaw at kroger? Do they like broccoli?

  4. Pam Staffordon 22 Mar 2011 at 4:39 am 4

    Hi, Tara, my kids are so picky, but I might try and cut the broccoli up in small pieces and maybe, just maybe they wouldn’t notice it. I will give it a try! Thanks!

  5. Amyon 10 Mar 2013 at 1:50 pm 5

    Thank you for this recipe! I tried to make corned beef and cabbage a couple weeks ago…miserable fail :-( this is so much more my style, and absolutely delicious!

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  7. Rachelleon 02 Apr 2013 at 8:34 am 7

    Hi Tara, are the hash browns frozen or thawed? I am going to try this! :) Thanks

  8. Taraon 09 Apr 2013 at 9:40 am 8

    I used frozen ones :)

  9. Jen Yon 30 Jun 2014 at 4:37 pm 9

    I tried this for supper today after accidentally buying cabbage last week instead of lettuce – I was in a hurry.

    I used Sam’s beef smoked sausage instead of ground beef at my husband’s request. It’s a big hit & I’ll be making it again. My husband wants me to make it using corned beef the next time.

  10. Taraon 02 Jul 2014 at 5:45 am 10

    Jen I bet it would be fabulous with corned beef or sausage.