Upstate Beef Hash
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Olin R. Phillips' Upstate Beef Hash

Patrick Phillips of Big "O" Que shares his father's recipe for an SC Upstate beef hash that is common around the Union area like they used to serve at Willard's. Midway BBQ is a great restaurant to try a similar BBQ hash today.
Course Main course, Side
Cuisine Barbecue, BBQ
Keyword Barbecue Hash, Beef Hash, Hash, Hash and rice, SC BBQ Hash
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 20 minutes
Servings 10 quarts
Calories 21042kcal


  • 15 lbs Chuck Roast cubed
  • 5 lbs Boston Butt cubed
  • 6-9 lbs sweet yellow onions diced
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper ground
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon Texas Pete
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1-1 1/2 pounds sweet cream butter
  • 2 gallons water


  • Cube your beef and pork into 2-inch cubes.
    Upstate Beef Hash - Cubed Beef and Pork
  • (Use only a cast iron pot or stainless steel pot for cooking hash) for this size recipe. Boil the meat in two gallons of water for at least three hours.
    Upstate Beef Hash - Cubed Beef and Pork
  • Remove meat from the water and allow to cool a bit and string the meat as you would break down BBQ.
  • While meat is cooling, add onions, pepper, salt to the broth and allow to cook as you string your meat. I generally allow my onions to cook for about an hour.
    Upstate Beef Hash - Stringed Meat
  • (Have a gallon of water on standby) Add your meat back to the pot and bring to a boil and then reduce to a slow simmer for an hour or so, stirring from the bottom to keep it from scorching. 
    Upstate Beef Hash - Stirring
  • Stirring is very important, and you may want to have an assistant to help you with this.
    Upstate Beef Hash - More Stirring
  • Get it to the proper consistency by reducing down or adding water. DO NOT ADD WATER UNLESS IT IS NEEDED. You want the hash to be a little soupy but not soaking wet.
    Upstate Beef Hash - Soupy Consistency
  • Add vinegar at this point and cook for fifteen more minutes. 
    Upstate Beef Hash - Vinegar
  • Turn the heat off and add the butter and Texas Pete, still stirring. 
    Upstate Beef Hash - Adding Butter
  • Taste and add more of the dry ingredients and Texas Pete if needed after adding butter.
    Upstate Beef Hash - Dry Ingredients
  • Rest thirty minutes before serving.
  • Cool before storing.


Serving: 3oz | Calories: 21042kcal | Carbohydrates: 214g | Protein: 1759g | Fat: 1466g | Saturated Fat: 738g | Cholesterol: 7518mg | Sodium: 19895mg | Potassium: 33959mg | Fiber: 29g | Sugar: 138g | Vitamin A: 20260IU | Vitamin C: 140.3mg | Calcium: 2462mg | Iron: 177.8mg