So, if you’ve read any of my posts or know me in person, you know that I like simple. And not just basic simple, but INSANELY simple.
If you’ve read this post, you know that I had to shift my mindset regarding what meals need to look like. And that I learned to build what I like to call, “meal foundations.”
What came next? HASH
- a dish of diced or chopped meat and often vegetables, as of leftover corned beef or veal and potatoes, sautéed in a frying pan or of meat, potatoes, and carrots cooked together in gravy.
- a mess, jumble, or muddle:a hash of unorganized facts and figures.
- a reworking of old and familiar material: This essay is a hash of several earlier and better works.
A reworking of old and familiar material? Check.
A mess, jumble, or muddle? Check.
A dish of diced or chopped meat and vegetable…? Check, check, and check.
And so, by accident, I found myself consistently resorting to hash to make my kitchen life
easy, simple, and delicious.
They’re my go to for quick, easy, and even those “I’m bored” days. And there are so many different ways to put a hash together.
What you’ll need:
Any ground (pre-cooked is even faster!) meat: chicken, beef, pork, lamb. Whatever you have on hand is fine.
Remember that spice list we talked about here? Grab a few that sound good and get going.
A few vegetables. What do you have on hand? Look in your fridge and pantry and see what appeals to you.
For my lunch yesterday, I made hash. What did I use?
- Sweet potatoes
- And I threw in the leftover ground pork I had made a few nights prior
It took less than 20 minutes start to finish and my 5 year old ate most of the pan before I could get my fill.
Need ideas for other combinations?
Colored carrots, cauliflower, onion, diced greens, broccoli… Quite literally any vegetable will work. And I love to throw diced greens into our meals any chance I get.
Don’t be shy with your herbs, use your nose to guide your palate, and enjoy the process. Smell, taste, and adjust as you go! But mostly, enjoy the freedom that comes from simplicity.
I’d love to hear about any hashes you’ve tried and if you’ve found one your family just loves. Do let me know, will you?
To your wellness,