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Corn-Beef Hash Topped with Fried Eggs and Cheese


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground sirloin beef

  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped or grated

  • 1 large onion, finely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder (about 2 palmfuls)

  • 1 tablespoon cumin (about 1 palmful)

  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce (add more or less depending on how hot you like it)

  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into medium dice

  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced

  • 4 ears corn, kernels removed or 1 box frozen corn (10 ounces), defrosted

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 cup beef stock

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 cup shredded pepper Jack cheese

  • 1/4 cup cilantro (a small handful), chopped


Place a high-sided skillet over medium-high heat with two turns of the pan of EVOO, about 2 tablespoons. Add the meat to the skillet, breaking it up with a wooden spoon or potato masher, and cook until caramelized, 6-7 minutes. Add the garlic, onion, chili powder, cumin, tomato paste, hot sauce, peppers and corn to the pan. Cook until the onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Season everything with salt and pepper, add the stock to the skillet and cook until the liquid has reduced and thickened, about 5 minutes more. While the hash is simmering, place a large nonstick skillet over medium heat and melt the butter. Break the eggs into the pan, spacing them about an inch apart. Season the eggs with salt and pepper and cook, flipping once, until the whites have set, about 4 minutes total.

To serve, fill a bowl with a couple spoonfuls of hash, topping it off with some shredded cheese, a fried egg and a garnish of cilantro.