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Aunt Jane's Baked Hash

This is a budget-friendly meal that features some great farmer's market finds like meat and potatoes. The bonus with this recipe is that it makes for great leftovers! You can serve it for breakfast with a poached egg, or for lunch with a small salad on the side.

This is the third recipe that I've shared credited to Aunt Jane, who was the aunt of my great-grandma Emmy (Mary Emily) Schwengel. Great-grandma said in another recipe of Jane's, "Note: Aunt Jane was one of my favorite aunts and was known for her good cooking!". Check out Aunt Jane's hamloaf here and her Cornstarch Pudding here.

*Get these ingredients at your Illinois farmers market!


1 1/2 pounds diced or thinly sliced fresh potatoes*

3/4 pound minced meat, such as ground beef or corned beef

1 large onion, finely chopped*

1 1/2 cup beef or chicken broth or stock*

Optional 1 clove garlic, minced

Salt and pepper to taste

Optional tablespoon or so of freshly chopped herbs such as thyme or rosemary*


  • Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.

  • Combine all of the ingredients into a well greased shallow long pan or casserole dish.

  • Cover with foil and bake for 50 minutes.

  • Remove foil and cook for another 20 minutes so that the potatoes and meat brown.

  • Serve immediately, garnish with some parsley or fresh herbs or a poached egg if serving for breakfast.

Serving size: about 6-8 servings

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