If you’re looking for the ultimate comfort food to satisfy your cravings during those late-night munchies sessions, we’ve got just the recipe for you: Cheesy “Hash.” This delightful concoction is a stoner’s dream come true, featuring a medley of flavors and textures that will tantalize your taste buds. Whether you’re enjoying this dish before or after lighting up, it’s sure to hit the spot. So, let’s dive into the recipe and create the perfect cheesy indulgence!
For the Cheesy Mixture:
- 4 tbsp butter
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- A pinch of cayenne pepper (adjust to your spice preference)
- 2 cups frozen hash browns (or fresh, if you prefer)
For the Cheesy Sauce:
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1 can cream of chicken soup
- 2 tbsp Franks RedHot sauce (adjust for spiciness)
- 1 tsp curry powder
- 1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar or your favorite variety)
For the Meaty Topping:
- 1 cup shredded beef (pre-cooked)
- 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
- A dash of salt (optional)
- Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C) to get it ready for the final baking step.
- In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Once melted, add the minced garlic and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Sauté until the garlic becomes fragrant and slightly golden.
- Add the frozen hash browns to the skillet. Cook them according to package instructions or until they reach your desired level of crispiness. This step is crucial for achieving the perfect texture in your Cheesy “Hash.”
- While the hash browns are cooking, prepare the cheesy sauce. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, cream of chicken soup, Franks RedHot sauce, curry powder, and shredded cheese. Mix until everything is well incorporated into a creamy, cheesy blend.
- In a microwave-safe container, heat up the pre-cooked shredded beef along with the BBQ sauce. If you prefer a touch of extra flavor, add a dash of salt to taste. Microwave until the beef is heated through and the sauce has coated it evenly.
- Once the hash browns are done cooking, remove them from the skillet and add them to the bowl with the cheesy sauce. Stir everything together until the hash browns are generously coated with the creamy, cheesy mixture.
- Spray a baking dish with non-stick cooking spray (like Pam) to prevent sticking. Transfer the cheesy hash mixture to the prepared dish, spreading it out evenly.
- Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 30 minutes, or until the top becomes golden brown and bubbly.
- Remove your Cheesy “Hash” from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.
- To make this dish even heartier, you can add some diced bell peppers, onions, or mushrooms to the hash brown mixture for added flavor and nutrition.
- Feel free to experiment with different types of shredded cheese to customize the flavor to your liking.
- Don’t forget to use oven mitts when handling hot dishes, especially when they come out of the oven.
- So, why wait? Whip up a batch of Cheesy “Hash” today and let us know how much you love it!
There you have it – Cheesy “Hash” that’s perfect for those late-night munchies or whenever you’re in need of some serious comfort food. The combination of crispy hash browns, creamy cheese sauce, and flavorful shredded beef with a hint of spice is simply irresistible. Whether you enjoy it before or after indulging in your favorite recreational activities, this dish will surely satisfy your cravings.