Breakfast Hash
Not a side dish at all, this is a well-stocked breakfast entrée. Make sure the potatoes are diced—that is, in 1/2-inch cubes. They must be small and evenly sized to cook in the stated time. Skip processed sandwich meat and look for whole, roasted smoked ham at the deli counter. Have the butcher cut it into 1/2-inch slices to make the dicing easier for you.
Servings Prep Time
4-6servings 10minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
4-6servings 10minutes
Cook Time
  • 3tbsp butter
  • 1medium yellow onionchopped (1 cup)
  • 1medium green bell pepperstemmed, cored, and chopped (1 cup)
  • 1medium red bell pepperstemmed, cored, and chopped (1 cup)
  • 1lb smoked deli ham(not thinly shaved), any coating removed, the meat diced
  • 2medium garlic clovespeeled and minced (2 teaspoons)
  • 1tsp dried sage
  • 1tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2tsp celery seeds(optional)
  • 1/4tsp fine table salt
  • 1/4tsp ground black pepper
  • 1lb yellow potatoesdiced (no need to peel)
  • 1 1/2cups chicken broth
  1. Press Saute, set time for 5 minutes.
  2. Melt the butter in a the cooker. Add the onion and both bell peppers. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 4 minutes. Add the ham, garlic, sage, thyme, celery seeds (if using), salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  3. Turn off the SAUTE function. Stir in the potatoes and broth, scraping up any browned bits on the pot’s bottom. Lock the lid onto the cooker.
  4. Optional 1 Max Pressure Cooker
    Press Pressure cook on Max pressure for 10 minutes with the Keep Warm setting off.
  5. Optional 2 All Pressure Cookers
    Press Pressure cook (Manual) on High pressure for 12 minutes with the Keep Warm setting off.
  6. Use the quick-release method to bring the pot’s pressure back to normal. Unlatch the lid and open the cooker. Stir well.
  7. Press Saute, set time for 10 minutes.
  8. Bring the mixture to a simmer, stirring often. Continue without stirring until the liquid boils off and the hash touching the hot surface starts to brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Turn off the SAUTE function and remove the hot insert from the machine to stop the cooking. Some of the potatoes may have fused to the surface. Use a metal spatula to get them up. The point is to have some browned bits and some softer bits throughout the hash.
Recipe Notes

• For a 3-quart cooker, you must use 1 cup broth and halve the remaining ingredients.
• For an 8-quart cooker, you must increase all the ingredients by 50 percent.
• Substitute corned beef for the ham—or get fancy and substitute shredded, skinless boneless duck confit.