Everybody loves a dish that works for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner, right? This super easy and versatile Chorizo and Potato Hash is great any time a day!
As I’ve mentioned before, I worked at an amazing Italian restaurant through much of my college career. I was obsessed with Italian food before, but working at La Scala definitely took that obsession to a new level…and added a deep love of wine to the mix.
What does this have to do with an authentic Mexican dish such as chorizo and potatoes, you ask? Well, see, the funny thing is that the chef/owner of La Scala is from Mexico City. Yep, a chef from Mexico opened an authentic Italian restaurant. And ROCKS at it.
Every year at Christmas time we’d have a big party, and there was always the most delicious, and traditional, Mexican food. One of those tasty treats was almost always sopes, which are kind of like little tart shells made out of masa, lightly fried, and filled with savory goodness like refried beans, meat, and all the toppings. Yum.
It wasn’t until much later that I had sopes filled with Mexican chorizo and potatoes. It took about half a bite to make me a believer! And then I found out that chorizo and potato hash is delicious in other forms, like topped with an egg for breakfast. Or in tacos. Really any way you can think of, it’s GOOD STUFF.
TIPS FOR MAKING CHORIZO AND POTATO HASH:
-Make sure you buy Mexican Chorizo, not Spanish hard-cured Chorizo for this dish. Mexican Chorizo is like sausage seasoned heavily with paprika and other spices. Spanish chorizo has more the texture of hard salami. It’s delicious, but it doesn’t crumble and wouldn’t work well in this recipe.
-You can find Mexican chorizo just about anywhere. I usually get ours at out local international market (local being about an hour away…) simply because they have the brand I know we love. I’ll usually stock up and put any extra in the freezer. You can find chorizo at Wal-Mart or most local grocery store chains, though.
-Go for mild or hot chorizo…whatever you love. We like mild and then we spice it up with toppings.
-Top your hash with goodies like avocado, cilantro, diced onion, a squeeze of lime, and some Queso Fresco (Mexican white crumbling cheese). We also like Valentina Hot Sauce (we get the mild stuff that isn’t very hot, but has awesome flavor). And an over easy egg. Or in a sope shell with refried beans. It’s all good, baby.
HOW TO MAKE CHORIZO AND POTATO HASH:
Peel and wash two large potatoes, and dice into small pieces (like 1/4 inch or so). Crumble the chorizo into a large skillet and start to cook at medium heat. You’ll want to put a slice in the casing and remove the sausage from the casing. Continue to crumble the sausage as it cooks. Add in the onion and potatoes. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes have softened and the chorizo is cooked through. Put it in a tortilla, on some sopes, or on a plate topped with an egg. Garnish with avocado, cilantro, diced onion, queso fresco, and a squeeze of lime.
**This post is sponsored by The Glass Barn, Indiana’s Corn and Soybean Growers, but all thoughts and opinions are my own, ya dig?**
Chorizo and Potato Hash
- 2 Large Potatoes, Peeled and Diced
- 1 Lb Mexican Chorizo
- 1/2 White Onion, Diced
- Wash, peel, and dice the potatoes into a 1/4 inch dice. Dice the onion.
- In a large skillet on medium heat, crumble the Mexican Chorizo.
- Add the onion and potato to the skillet. Stir to combine and cook until the potato softens and the chorizo is cooked through.
- Serve topped with avocado, cilantro, diced onion, a squeeze of lime, Queso Fresco, and hot sauce.