Corned Beef Bubble and Squeak Recipe

This Corned Beef Bubble and Squeak Recipe is a great way to make use of those wonderful Corned Beef and Cabbage leftovers.  Bubble and Squeak is a traditional Monday lunch in England to take the leftover potatoes and vegetables from Sunday supper and fry it up to enjoy for lunch the next day with eggs, bacon, and/or any leftover meat.  There is no rule for this recipe, other than making good use of potatoes and the additional leftovers.  Any cooked potato will do, mashed, boiled or roasted.  The odd name is said to come from the noises made while cooking it.

In America, this would make a great brunch or breakfast dish.  Fry it up to a nice golden brown color and enjoy!  My Mom used used to cut the ingredients smaller and called this dish Corn Beef Hash!  My Dad liked to pour ketchup on his serving.


Corned Beef Bubble and Squeak



Corned Beef Bubble and Squeak Recipe:
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: Corned Beef Bubble and Squeak Recipe
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely-chopped
  • Leftover cooked potatoes (mashed, roasted, and/or boiled), chopped if needed
  • Leftover vegetables (cabbage, carrots, etc.), chopped
  • Leftover Corned Beef (or left over pork or other beef), chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a medium to large frying pan or skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter.  Add the onion and saute for 2 minutes or until translucent.

  2. Add the potatoes, cabbage, carrots, corned beef, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Press mixture down with your spatula and let fry approximately 8 to 10 minutes to allow browning.  Turn mixture over and press down with your spatula again.  Allow to fry an additional 6 to 8 more minutes or until until the edges are a golden brown.

    Bubble-Squeaked-chopped leftovers
  3. Remove from heat, season with additional salt and pepper (if desired), and serve.

    Frying Bubble and Squeak leftovers
  4. Excellent served with Irish Soda Bread.

  5. Serve many.

  6. Variation Idea:

  7. Make 4 wells in the mixture and crack an egg in each well, cover pan, and cook gently until the eggs are set.

    You could also poach or fry the eggs and then place on top of the mixture.

  8. Excellent served with bacon and eggs or as a light supper dish.


Additional St. Patrick’s Day Recipes:

Irish Colcannon Potatoes – Mashed Potato with Kale and Bacon
Colcannon is true Irish soul food. The dish consists of mashing together buttery mashed potatoes with cooked kale or cabbage and leeks for flavoring.

Corned Beef and Cabbage
My family and I look forward to enjoying corned beef and cabbage dinner as part of celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day every year.  This is a great no-fuss meal to serve on Saint Patrick’s Day or any day that you desire.
Guinness Beef Stew – Irish Beef Stew
Most every pub you visit in Ireland will offer Beef and Guinness Stew on the menu.  Stewing the beef in Guinness stout beer tenderizes the beef and adds a robust, malty flavor to the stew.
Dublin Coddle
A favorite Dublin dish of potatoes, onions, bacon rashers and pork sausages slow cooked together for the ultimate comfort meal.
Irish Soda Bread
Here’s a wonderful traditional Irish Soda bread recipe that can be found in homes and markets all over Ireland.  In the United States, Irish Soda bread is popular to accompany Corned Beef and Cabbage when celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day.
Chocolate Guinness Cake
Chocolate Guinness Cake is a wonderfully dense and moist chocolate cake that is not overly sweet yet the chocolate flavor is still rich with a hint of malt. This is great dessert idea to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day or enjoy any time of the year.



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