Discover the Flavors of Puerto Rican Corned Beef Hash!

Are you looking for a budget-friendly meal that doesn’t compromise on taste? Look no further than Puerto Rican corned beef hash, also known as carne bif! This popular dish in Puerto Rico combines simple ingredients with bold flavors to create a delicious and satisfying meal.

Puerto Rican corned beef hash

What Makes Corned Beef Hash Special?

Corned beef hash is a dish made with finely chopped cooked corned beef, diced potatoes, spices, and sometimes even corn. In Puerto Rican corned beef hash, you’ll find an additional burst of flavor from the use of sofrito, dried oregano, pepper, and tomato sauce. Some people even like to add fried french fries for an extra crunch!

Corned beef hash with potatoes on a wooden spoon

How to Prepare Puerto Rican Corned Beef Hash

To make this mouthwatering dish, you’ll need a few basic ingredients: olive oil, sofrito, dried oregano, pepper, diced potatoes, corn, canned corned beef, and tomato sauce. If you want to add some color, feel free to throw in a packet of sazon or some Bijol coloring seasoning. You probably won’t even need to add salt at the end, as the flavors will naturally come together.

Start by heating your pan over medium-high heat and adding olive oil. Once the oil is warm, add your sofrito, spices, and tomato sauce. Break down the corned beef and mix it all together until it resembles picadillo. Then, add in the diced potatoes and corn.

Unlike a stew, this Puerto Rican corned beef hash is soft and hash-like in texture. You can speed up the cooking process by boiling the potatoes separately beforehand and adding them to the pan. Alternatively, ensure your potatoes are finely chopped and cook everything together. If you’re not in a rush, add a tablespoon or two of water, lower the heat to medium, cover the pan, and allow the corned beef hash to cook until the potatoes are fork-tender.

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Puerto Rican corned beef hash

Serving Suggestions

In Puerto Rico, it’s common to serve this flavorful dish with french fries added at the end. However, for a twist, I decided to fry some platano maduros and serve the corned beef hash over a bed of white rice. If you have any other ideas for variations, I’d love to hear them!

Corned beef hash with white rice on a gray plate

Have you ever tried Puerto Rican corned beef hash? Did you enjoy it with french fries? Let me know in the comments below and tell me your favorite vegetable to serve on the side. As always, mi gente, buen provecho!

📖 Recipe


  • Olive oil
  • Sofrito
  • Dried oregano
  • Pepper
  • Diced potatoes
  • Corn
  • 2 cans of corned beef
  • Tomato sauce


  1. Heat a pan over medium-high heat and add olive oil.
  2. Add sofrito, dried oregano, pepper, and tomato sauce to the pan.
  3. Break down the corned beef and mix it with the other ingredients.
  4. Add the diced potatoes and corn to the pan.
  5. Cook until the potatoes are fork-tender, adding water if needed.
  6. Serve hot with your favorite sides and enjoy!

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