12.13.2010

Roast Beef Hash, Ornaments and a Christmas Meme!


I've been making this rather unusual hash for years. Any time we have leftover steak or roast beef, my family loves this dish. Simple to put together, comforting and you can use that tender beef in a casserole instead of sandwiches, or when everyone gets tired of sandwiches. We love the red wine in it and while it bakes, it gets a little crunchy on top. Give it a good stir and all that lovely gravy in the bottom will coat everything.

Haven't a clue where this recipe came from....could have been a friend or even in a magazine back in the 70's. If anyone knows, let me know. I wish I had been more thorough when I entered this kind of recipe in my MasterCook program years ago.

Roast Beef Hash




Ingredients:
4 cups diced roast beef
1/2 cup red wine
4 cups diced, cooked potatoes
4 tablespoons butter
4 Tablespoons chopped onions
1 clove garlic
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon savory
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
Paprika

Method:

Mix onion and garlic with herbs and saute in butter.  Add potatoes and brown slighty. Add all other ingredients and pour into casserole. Bake 350 for 30 minutes.
 




Thought it might be fun to show you my newest ornaments and some decorations. I never can resist.....I am such a sucker for ornaments!





And lastly, earlier this week I came across a Christmas meme that Maggie at Normandy Life had joined.  I thought it would be fun to join in. My answers are in red.

1. Hot Chocolate or apple cider?
Apple cider

2. Turkey or Ham?
Turkey

3. Do you get a fake or real-you-cut-it-yourself Christmas tree?
Real

4. Decorations on the outside of your house?
Yes

5. Snowball fights or sleddin’?
No snow in Florida, but in  the old Michigan days, sledding

6. Do you enjoy going downtown shopping?
Not much

7. Favorite Christmas song?
Baby It's Cold Outside; the Dolly Parton and Rod Stewart version

8. How do you feel about Christmas movies?
Love the old classics

9. When is it too early to start listening to Christmas music?
Before December 1st
10. Stockings before or after presents?
Before

11. Go to someone else’s house or they come to you?
They come here

12. Do you read the Christmas Story? If so when?
Christmas Eve

13. What do you do after presents and dinner?
We have presents, brunch and then eat dinner at 6 PM

14. What is your favorite holiday smell?
Pine from fresh trees and wreaths
15. Ice skating or walking around the mall?
Ice skating (if we had ice)
16. Do you open a present or presents on Christmas Eve, or wait until Christmas day?
Christmas morning
17. Favorite Christmas memory?
I remember that my parents put the tree up, decorated it AND put the presents out all AFTER we went to bed Christmas Eve. Just think about all that work! They probably never went to bed.
18. Favorite Part about winter?
Sitting around a fire in the fireplace....while the snow is blowing outside.
19. Ever been kissed under mistletoe?
Absolutely!
 
 
 
 
Want to play along? Simply cut and paste the questions below.


1. Hot Chocolate or apple cider?
2. Turkey or Ham?
3. Do you get a fake or real-you-cut-it-yourself Christmas tree?
4. Decorations on the outside of your house?
5. Snowball fights or sleddin’?
6. Do you enjoy going downtown shopping?
7. Favorite Christmas song?
8. How do you feel about Christmas movies?
9. When is it too early to start listening to Christmas music?
10. Stockings before or after presents?
11. Go to someone else’s house or they come to you?
12. Do you read the Christmas Story? If so when?
13. What do you do after presents and dinner?
14. What is your favorite holiday smell?
15. Ice skating or walking around the mall?
16. Do you open a present or presents on Christmas Eve, or wait until Christmas day?
17. Favorite Christmas memory?
18. Favorite Part about winter?
19. Ever been kissed under mistletoe?


60 comments:

  1. The roast beef hash looks wonderful! Thanks!

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  2. This hash looks really good Barbara. I'd love to try it. I love those tropical fish ornaments. I think I remember you posting a photo of some like that last year. I've never heard the Dolly/Rod version but like the Natalie Cole/James Taylor version that I've added to my Christmas CD. Great song.

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  3. I am sure that roast beef will be on the menu sometime over the holidays. Thanks for sharing a glimpse into your Christmas tree as well.

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  4. I have so many recipes like this. When I used to commute between the city and the country, I made this black book of recipes so I would have them in both places. It is stuffed with wonderful recipes but most of them have no attribution. Who knew I would need it one day. I feel terrible if I am using a famous one or a favorite family recipe unknowingly, but all I can do is say I don't know. The book is now 20-odd years old... I don't even recognize some of the clippings! That said, great recipe and love those ornaments... bet you have a lovely house for the holidays!

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  5. What a wonderful way to eat "leftovers." Sounds delicious.

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  6. As much as I love corned beef hash, I'm going to have to try this!

    LOVE the wreath, and I'm off to meme.

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  7. I think my husband would like this better than roast beef!

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  8. Very yummy looking! Perfect food for cold days. Nice decorations.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  9. A few comments ;~)

    I love roast been hash with a half cooked egg on top! One of my favorite meals

    Great pictures!

    Great Questions i will try to come back later and play

    I could do without the Baca Raton Weather report... (just being a Midwest sourpuss

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  10. This sounds delicious. Recently I was visiting Denver and had the hash for breakfast at the hotel. It was amazing. I don't think I'd ever had hash freshly prepared. Great ornaments!

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  11. Hi Barbara,
    What an excellent post, something for eveyone.
    Loved seeing all your Santa's and ornaments, there are some very quirky ones in there!
    The elves on your wreath are adorable, they made me smile and the hash will go into my repertoire too from now.
    Glad you enjoyed the meme, it was fun!
    Maggie.

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  12. A comfort dish! Love the blue Santas Barbara..you have quite a collection! makes us little girls again:)Happy Holidays~

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  13. I always cook a large prime rib for Christmas dinner and have bookmarked this recipe for any leftovers. Your wreath is a beauty, Barbara, I love seeing a few of your special ornaments.

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  14. That is a beautiful roast beef hash-wow. It does not matter where this recipe originates-it's part of your family tradition, so the recipe is all yours :-)

    Merry Christmas to you.

    Velva

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  15. Oh how savory & good, I emailed this to myself. A great treat. Nice to learn more about you.

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  16. My kind of meal. Glorious plate of food for sure.

    Bravo

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  17. I like the meal, it is so hearty. i also like the pot in which you cooked it.

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  18. What gorgeous and comforting dish Barbara. Your range of Christmas ornaments is charming and it's so nice you're into the Christmas spirit. These questions sound like fun - I too have a weakness for old Christmas movies and don't much like shopping in the pre-Christmas rush.

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  19. lovely hash, it looks like the perfect thing for a cold winter day.

    i liked your christmas answers!

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  20. Barbara, the beef hash looks so comforting... delicious too. I like all the ornaments. Cool blue santa.
    I cannot wait for Christmas. :)
    Have a great day. Michael

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  21. Love your decorations! And that hash looks so good!

    And I have never even SEEN mistletoe in real life, let alone been kissed under it!

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  22. This is exactly what I want for dinner tonight! But I want someone to make it for me :) Care to come over?? hehe.

    Sues

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  23. I know what I'm making this week! Yum!

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  24. Looks amazing, and perfect for the weather we are having the next few days! Nice, hearty dish!

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  25. Your roast beef hash looks so good! Perfect for a cold night like tonight.

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  26. Funny but I was just looking through my recipe binder that I used back in the day when I still hand-jotted notes!! And it makes me feel OLD!!! I am such a fan of these kinds of dishes - ones that use up leftovers so that nothing goes to waste (but DO go to MY WAIST!) And your collection of ornaments is lovely!

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  27. Barbara, this roast beef hash sounds and looks delicious...so comforting and hearty. And love the answers...nice to learn more about you :-)

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  28. Wonderful holiday cheery post, Barbara. I love your delicious, hearty dish and heart-felt holiday meme post!

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  29. Your description of this dish in the 1st paragraph is so beautiful and totally makes me want to make it. Lovely Q and A and beautiful ornaments too!

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  30. Roast beef sounds like a perfect menu for the holidays.

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  31. i deem this the most sophisticated hash ever. it looks marvelous, barbara!

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  32. We also open presents on Christmas day!

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  33. The has sounds definitely comforting. Interesting addition of soy sauce, and savory, don't think I've ever used savoury before (that's a herb right?)

    Love the ornaments :)

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  34. Your house looks so festive! You can tell that you're a person who loves the holidays! That walrus ornament made me smile.

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  35. Blue Santas!....Oh I gotta find me some of those... so so lovely my friend.

    Thanks for sharing...this little game looks like fun!

    Hugs for a great week.

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  36. What a creative way to jazz up leftovers, thanks!

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  37. Now that's the way to eat leftovers!!

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  38. What a fun post! First, I love the recipe... there is nothing like a good hash recipe, is there. Yours is now tucked away for me to try. Secondly, the ornaments are adorable. Some from my grandmother are my most precious keepsakes. And last - the questions and answer "games" are a hoot!
    I love stuff like this at this time of the year.
    I have copied those, too.
    :)
    Valerie

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  39. Your hash looks delicious, Barbara, what a great use for leftovers. Love your decorations and ornaments, especially the cute underwater ornaments...perfect for Christmas in Florida! I enjoyed reading your answers...I'm a sucker for the old classic Christmas movies too!

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  40. Fabulous post, Barbara! Love the hash.

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  41. You had me at heavy cream. The meal looks fabulous! Merry Christmas!

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  42. What a wonderful holiday post, you've got everything here: great food, some cute ornaments and fun decorations, and little tidbits into your Christmas! Fabulous!
    Have a wonderful christmas daaaaaahling!
    *kisses* HH

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  43. I love that there's actually a sauce to go along with this hash and not just meat and potatoes thrown into a pan! Sounds delicious.

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  44. The roast beef hash casserole looks so appetizing, my friend!

    Great food!

    Oooh,..yes: you love your Christmas ornaments!

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  45. What a beautiful array of unique Christmas ornaments. I could only imagine how lovely everything will be at home for the holidays ;o)

    Flavourful wishes,
    Claudia

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  47. Barbara - I loved reading over your Christmas answers and I especially loved your blue santas! Thanks for sharing.

    My family and I love to make homemade roast beef hash, but I've never made it with wine and/or cream. This recipe will definitely be on my radar the next time I have leftover roast beef.

    P.S. I made Giada's Apricot and Nut cookies and we loved them. Thanks for pointing them out. They were the perfect pick for cookie week at IHCC.

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  48. Your hash looks superb---especially when made with your fabulous standing rib roast!


    Thanks for sharing your holiday decor highlights, and Christmas meme. The memory is the best---no way did your parents get to bed!

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  49. Oh GOOD MORNING BARBARA! I am home sick today with a stomach thing....and yesterday, I did not want to have ANYTHING to do with food!!! But I feel a bit better today and seeing your gorgeous dishes here is making me want to come back to the land of the living gourmet!!! THANK YOU FOR VISITING MY BLOG and yes, isn't Koralee just a pearl? Do you know Rosie? Well the two are great friends, and Rosie is just as marvelous. Thank you for coming and I will put your name in the POT for a chance at the clutch and WAND!!!

    ENJOY EVERY MOMENT! Anita

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  50. Thanks for sharing your beautiful decorations!I love reading your answers!

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  51. I loved reading your meme Brabara!
    ~ingrid

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  52. Loved your favorite Christmas memory, Barbara!
    The hash is great--it looks like a terrific one-dish meal that's not a hassle to make.

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  53. I love, love, love all your ornaments. I think my favorites are the sea creatures!

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  54. oo this looks tasty and love the little santa's cute

    Merry Christmas sweet Barbara

    Rebecca

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  55. Yum-O as Rachel would say. That hash sounds so comforting.

    Love the holly in the julep cup. I have two julep cups that I use on my dining room and I adore them. They are so versatile. Also very Martha, or is it Ina? I think both.
    Sam

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  56. What a collection you have there! And the roast beef looks as awesome. Have a fabulous day, Barbara. Enjoy!
    Blessings, Kristy

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  57. Gosh ,im a sucker too , but this time i got lods for the kitchen so no ornaments!!

    I lovee the quiz ,sooo goooddddd....
    1. Hot Chocolate or apple cider?
    HOT CHOCOLATE:-)with marshmallow fluff

    2. Turkey or Ham?
    TURKEY

    3. Do you get a fake or real-you-cut-it-yourself Christmas tree?
    SOMETIMES REAL/SOMETIMES FAKE:-)for me fake looks real too!

    4. Decorations on the outside of your house?
    YUPPPIEEE

    5.Snowball fights or sleddin’?
    NOne,I MISS SNOW IN MY LIFE:-((

    6. Do you enjoy going downtown shopping?
    ANY SHOPPN =FUN:-)specially with family:-)

    7. Favorite Christmas song?
    ALL THE CAROLS SUNG BY RHEMA MARVANNE, too good!
    Love Celine Dions Special times and Cliff R's Mistletoe and wine too {its my ring tone:-)}}

    8. How do you feel about Christmas movies?
    Love the old classics TOO

    9. When is it too early to start listening to Christmas music?
    Before OCTOBER 1st

    10. Stockings before or after presents?
    ANYTHING IS FINE ,AS LONG AS THERE ARE PRESENTSl:-))

    11. Go to someone else’s house or they come to you?
    CHANGES EVERY YEAR

    12. Do you read the Christmas Story? If so when?
    DOES WATCHING CHRISTMAS MOVIES COUNT???

    13. What do you do after presents and dinner?
    DONT HAVE ANYTHING FIXED ,USUALLY CENTERS AROUND WHEN WE GO TO CHURCH , BUT I LOVE D MIDNIGHT BRUNCH:-)
    AND OPENING PRESENTS UNDER THE TREE=ASAP:-)

    14. What is your favorite holiday smell?
    VANILLA , CINNAMON , SPICE & ALL THINGS NICE.

    15. Ice skating or walking around the mall?
    Ice skating (if we had ice):-)SAME HERE:-)

    16. Do you open a present or presents on Christmas Eve, or wait until Christmas day?
    ASAP

    17. Favorite Christmas memory?
    TOO MANY TO WRITE HERE:-)

    18. Favorite Part about winter?
    LOVEE COLD =HOT CANDY CANE COCO WITH LODS OF FLUFF

    19. Ever been kissed under mistletoe?
    NEVER KISSED:-(((

    I loved this one so muc , must put this up on my blog too:-)))

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  58. Merry Christmas Barbara. I made roast beef and post it on Nomads Cooking Recipe. I had some leftover, is your recipe, roast beef hash can be made from my type of leftover? Cheers' TITUT

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