broken fried egg over hamburger hash
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Easy Hash Dinner With Hamburger Patties and Sunnyside Egg


Okay, so this may sound like a no-brainer, but hamburger patties are so versatile when you find yourself low on groceries or have a few extras sitting around. In our case here, I have been making this hamburger patty hash recipe for over twenty years. It’s a budget-friendly, filling dinner that won’t leave the kids clamouring for snacks.

Note: If you have small kids, they may wish to have the egg made a different way. In fact, my lovely daughter refused to eat anything but egg whites for years. Later, she transitioned to a whole egg, but god help you if it wasn’t scrambled. So by all means, mix it up as necessary to keep your kiddos happy. I personally love the rich, warm yolk that oozes out over the hamburger patty hash. It’s a divine food moment that always hits the spot.



This hash recipe is so simple. The main thing is to remember to be patient and let your diced potatoes fully cook through. I’ve rushed and undercooked potatoes before no one likes that. So let them get nice and soft.

The longer cook also allows your other ingredients to pick up some of the spice blend. If you don’t particularly care for the Cajun spice blend, you can use Italian seasoning or just garlic powder, salt, and pepper. You’ll probably make this hamburger patty hash dish again, so try out different seasonings to find what you like most.




I love red peppers not only for their flavour but also for the bright colour they bring to the plate. After all, we eat as much with our eyes as we do with our mouths, so making it look tasty is part of the game. You can use whatever bell pepper you have in this dish, but I caution against the use of green peppers. They tend to have an unpleasant flavour when overcooked.

I used a white cooking onion in this recipe because it’s more pungent than a red onion. You can use green onions or leeks instead if you prefer.


fried egg on hamburger potato hash


This hamburger patty hash was born out of necessity when I was too poor to afford real hamburgers. I bought inexpensive boxed burgers and attempted to find creative ways to use them. Fast forward to now, and it’s a great way to use up patties that you may have made for yourself that lack flavour or aren’t great as hamburgers. 

I won’t mention what store I bought mine at pre-made, but my lord, they were dry and flavourless as compared to our regular homemade burgers. No one was enjoying them, which is why this recipe is such a lifesaver! Rather than throw out burgers and waste the money spent, you can save them for this delicious dinner that disguises otherwise dull patties.

This budget-friendly dinner dish is definitely one to add to your cooking repertoire. I hope you enjoy this dish as much as my family does, and I’d love to hear how you’ve adapted it for dinner.

broken fried egg over hamburger hash

Hamburger Patty Hash Dinner

Amber Bondar
Found yourself with extra hamburger patties and want to use them up? This hamburger patty hash dinner is an easy satisfying meal. This hearty dinner dish is sure to make everyone happy!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 4 people


  • 1 knife
  • 1 Veggie Peeler
  • 2 Frying Pan
  • 1 Tbsp


  • 4 Hamburger Patties You can add more or less depending on what you've got leftover.
  • 4 Large White Potatoes diced small
  • 1 Red Pepper, diced You can use other colored bell pepper
  • 1 Small Cooking Onion, diced
  • 1 Sunnyside Up Egg for each meal
  • 3 Tbsp Cajun Seasoning
  • 3 Tbsp Cooking Oil


  • Peel and dice your potatoes.
  • Add the oil to the fry pan and let heat.
  • Add potatoes to hot fry pan.
  • Dice onion and peppers and set aside.
  • Cut hamburger patties into matching bite sized pieces.
  • Add the Cajun seasoning to the potatoes.
  • Add the Hamburger and let cook with potatoes.
  • When the potatoes are slightly soft you can stir in the onion and peppers.
  • Let cook until potatoes are fully cooked. Remove from heat.
Keyword dinner, entree, hamburger, lunch, meal

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