Beany Corned Beef Ash

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When I was younger, my Mum used to make Corned Beef Ash almost weekly.

Christine came home with a tin of corned beef and a tin of beans and announced that she was making Corned Beef Ash. With beans in it. WHATTT? Beans? I’ve never heard of it containing beans but she said that most recipes she found online had beans it.

Apparently it’s a thing.

I asked Christine if I could blog the thing.

Christine said, ‘yes, you blog the thing, Corinne.’

And that brings us to today.

Ingredients:corned beef ash

1 onion
2 red peppers
200g tinned corned beef
1 tin chopped tomatos
1 tin beans
2 large potatoes
worcester sauce


1. Chop and fry the onion and peppers with red wine and garlic, just a splash, 2 cloves garlic
2. Cook until soft, then add the diced corned beef, a tin of baked beans and a tin of chopped tomatoes
3. Seasoned with a splash of worcester sauce, season with salt and pepper and leave to cook for 30 mins
4. Put the mixture into a baking dish
5. Thinly slice potatoes
6. Layer them over the mixture and over cook at 180c for 30 mins.


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It tasted lovely and is totally different my mum usually makes it. She would have put peas and carrots in it, not beans and tomatoes. Mum also chopped potatoes and put them in the mix, rather than on top. The two are totally different from each other.

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