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Southwestern Chorizo Hash with Poached Eggs

Southwestern Chorizo Hash is an easy and delicious versatile hash recipe that is perfect for any meal of the day. The jalapeno and chorizo sausage is complemented with a beautifully poached egg.

A cast-iron dish of Chorizo Hash topped with a poached egg. A second dish sits in the background over a wooden background.I am a firm believer that the food we love is often inspired by the people we have loved and our experiences with them. This Southwestern Chorizo Hash is based on my kitchen memories!


When I was a child, I spent a lot of time with my grandmother. She wasn’t one to let anything go to waste, and was very frugal. I think that is very typical of people that lived through the depression era. She shopped at auctions and never missed a sidewalk sale.

A cast-iron dish filled with Chorizo Hash and topped with a poached egg. A fork full of the hash hovers over the dish and A cast-iron pan of hash sits in the background.I remember once her buying me underwear at one of those sales. I swear they would have fit someone three times as large as me and looked exactly like what she wore! You can’t imagine how mortified I was at the thought of having to wear them! Luckily, they disappeared, probably due to my mother thinking the same thing.

One of my favorite things to do was to help her in the kitchen. When she had leftovers,  she often made hash. Her hash was a combination of anything that needed to be used up, and probably never made the same way twice. She would sit me up on a chair and I got to feed her hand-crank grinder leftover roast, potatoes, and other vegetables. After everything was ground, she would add gravy or stock and heat it all up in a pot. A cast-iron dish filled with Chorizo Hash and topped with a poached egg. A fork full of the hash hovers over the dish and the second dish of hash sits in the background.

I got to thinking about how much I enjoyed that task and decided to make my own version of hash. We usually don’t have a lot of leftovers, and since we love southwestern flavors, I decided to put a spicy spin on the whole thing.

A cast-iron dish filled with Chorizo Hash and topped with a poached egg. A fork full of the hash hovers over the dish and the second dish of hash sits in the background.The Chorizo sausage is spicy and a gorgeous reddish orange color. It added so much flavor to my dish that you don’t need a lot of spices.

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Southwestern Chorizo Hash

Southwestern Chorizo Hash is an easy and delicious versatile hash recipe that is perfect for any meal of the day. The jalapeno and chorizo sausage is complemented with a beautifully poached egg.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 6
Author Hostess At Heart

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Chorizo sausage I had 2 9 oz packages
  • 3 cups Potatoes cooked and diced
  • 1 Jalapeno minced
  • 1 Red bell pepper diced
  • 1 Green bell pepper diced
  • 1 Onion diced (1 cup)
  • 2 tsp Mexican oregano
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 Egg (1 per serving) poached, fried or baked
  • *Garnishes

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, cook Chorizo until cooked through. Remove to a paper-lined dish to drain.
  • Using some of the grease from the sausage, cook diced onion and jalapeno for 3 minutes. Add bell peppers and potatoes. Cook until potatoes are brown. Return sausage to pan and cook together until heated through.
  • *Serve with a topped egg and your choice of toppings such as an avocado, cilantro or cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 488kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 230mg | Sodium: 1009mg | Potassium: 904mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 955IU | Vitamin C: 57.3mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 5.9mg
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
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My son-in-law came to dinner and he and my husband each had two servings. It was so delicious that I will definitely be making this again with no changes. That is a first for me! I also made cornbread muffins, and they went perfectly with this dish.

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A cast-iron dish filled with Chorizo Hash and topped with a poached egg. A fork full of the hash hovers over the dish and the second dish of hash sits in the background.

Recipe Rating




Debra Smith

Thursday 23rd of January 2020

I made this.. It went together well. Very good flavor. I served it with cheese on top and sliced avocado. Minus the egg.

Julie Menghini

Monday 27th of January 2020

Thank you, Debra! We love this one too!

Loretta

Saturday 16th of May 2015

My, my, you've been cooking up a storm here Julie - this looks wonderful, love chorizo and anything Mexican, so will definitely be giving this a try too :). Here again, love your cast iron (or what looks like it) bowls.

Julie Menghini

Saturday 16th of May 2015

It is easy and so delicious Loretta! My husband and son-in-law went back for seconds.

Natalie Browne

Monday 4th of May 2015

This looks wonderful. I had the best hash a few weeks back in Vegas and have been dreaming of it ever since. This brought me right back and now I'm going to have to attempt it myself :)

Julie is Hostess At Heart

Monday 4th of May 2015

Thank you Natalie! I know what you mean when that dish just nags you to recreate it!

Justine @ Born and Bred in Brooklyn

Monday 4th of May 2015

Wow, this sounds delicious! I love the southwestern spin and the story about your grandmother is great. Thanks for sharing :D

Julie is Hostess At Heart

Monday 4th of May 2015

Thank you Justine. She was definitely her own person! Enjoy your day!

Jhuls

Monday 4th of May 2015

This looks so great and super delish, Julie, with a perfectly cooked egg. Mine is always overcooked. :| Have a lovely week. xx

Julie is Hostess At Heart

Monday 4th of May 2015

Thank you Juhls! I get mixed results with those crazy eggs. Have a great week too!