Spicy Chorizo Hash

Spicy Chorizo Hash

Chorizo hash is a savory blend of Spanish chorizo sausage, crispy home fried potatoes and seasoned bell peppers and onions. Top this skillet breakfast with a poached or fried egg and you have a treat that’s fit for any occasion. We love this spicy chorizo hash for special brunches, but it also makes a hearty dinner for any day of the week. It’s easy to make, too.

Signing cards for Father's Day.

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All Dads are different and unique.  Finding a gift that’s perfect for them can be challenging — (how many golf balls do they really need???)  but finding the ideal card was easy! 

I popped into Walmart to pick up the ingredients for my brunch menu and checked out the display of American Greetings cards while I was there.  The selection was enormous!

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other cards and tissue paper.

Not only did I find unique American Greetings cards for all the Dads on my list, but I also picked a few to give as random acts of cardness, because every moment, big or small is worthy of a card.   While I was there, I stocked up on  gift bags, tissue paper and bows.  It felt like a party already and I hadn’t even started cooking…

I feel very fortunate to be celebrating Father’s Day with three fathers who are very dear to me!  Scott, my grandfather and my own Dad!  

setting the table.

To bolster the Father’s Day theme, I wanted to set the table with a masculine feel.  Dark blue tablecloths and patterned blue napkins make my simple white china pop!  Personalized place cards make everyone feel like they have a special place at the table.

creating an atmosphere.

You’ll want to have the table set before you start the hash — because it should be served hot from the kitchen.  Have a platter of fresh fruit and buttery biscuits ready to go.   Arrange your Father’s Day cards and gifts as the centerpiece to the table – because a card is just a card, until it is given in the right moment.

And a few simple words can mean everything and have a greater impact than we realize.

While the guests of honor socialize, I’ll get started on the hash!

collage of kitchen prep for Spicy Chorizo Hash.

Start by par-cooking the potatoes in boiling water with a little salt and vinegar (to help them hold their shape).  While the potatoes cook, slice and cook the chorizo in a nonstick skillet and dice the vegetables.

cooking Spicy Chorizo Hash.

Fry the potatoes with cumin and smoked paprika in the same skillet as the sausage so it can take on the flavors of the chorizo.  Next, saute the vegetables with a little more of the spices.  Combine them all in the skillet and keep it warm over the stove while you prep the eggs.

poaching eggs for Spicy Chorizo Hash.

Because it’s Father’s Day, I fancied it up with poached eggs — but fried would be great too!

Plating Spicy Chorizo Hash.

Plate the hash with a handful of queso fresco or feta and sprinkle of chopped cilantro.  Top with an oozy egg (or two) and serve!

Closeup of Spicy Chorizo Hash.

This is such a hearty meal, with crispy smoky potatoes and tender peppers, not to mention that spicy chorizo.  It’s way beyond the standard bacon and eggs and Dad is gonna love it!

Spicy Chorizo Hash and Father's Day Cards.

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Chorizo Potato Hash

A hearty meat and potatoes breakfast or brunch!  Perfect for weekend entertaining or Father’s Day!
Author: Lisa Lotts
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword hash
Dietary Restrictions Gluten-Free
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6


  • pounds Yukon Gold potatoes cut into 1/2″ dice
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar divided
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 medium bell pepper cut into ¼” dice (I used a mix of red, yellow and green)
  • 1 pound chorizo sausage skins, removed, cut into ½” half moons
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • teaspoon kosher salt divided
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper divided
  • ½ teaspoon cumin divided
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika divided
  • 1-2 eggs per person
  • sprinkle queso fresco or feta cheese
  • ¼ cup cilantro chopped


For The Hash:

  • Bring a medium pot of water to a boil.  Add one tablespoon of vinegar and 1 teaspoon kosher salt.  Add the diced potatoes and cook for 10 minutes until tender.  Strain the water from the potatoes and set aside.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a 10-12″  heavy non-stick skillet over medium high heat.  Add the chorizo and cook until browned and fragrant.  Transfer the sausage to a medium bowl.
  • Add 1 tablespoon oil to the skillet and add the cooked potatoes. Sprinkle on ¼ teaspoon each of kosher salt, black pepper, paprika and cumin.  Stir to combine, then leave them alone.  Don’t fidget with the potatoes — you want them to take on a golden color and crispy edges.  Cook for about 7-8 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Transfer potatoes to the bowl with the sausage.
  • Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the skillet and stir in the diced bell pepper and onion.  Sprinkle on the remaining ¼ teaspoon of salt, pepper, paprika and cumin.  Stir to combine and cook until vegetables are tender, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the heat, add the chorizo and potatoes back to the pan and cover partway with the lid.

To Poach Eggs:

  • Fill a small pot two-thirds full with water.  Add 1 tablespoon vinegar and bring to a boil.  Crack an egg into a small bowl (or measuring cup) with a handle.  When the water comes to a  boil, reduce the heat to a low simmer (not boiling).  Use the back of a wooden spoon to vigorously stir the water in the center of the pan into a circle.  The water will form a vortex.  Slide the egg into the center of the vortex and let it simmer for 3 ½ minutes.  Use a slotted spoon or spider to scoop out the egg.  Transfer the egg to a paper towel lined dish and continue to poach the rest of the eggs.  
  • You can poach the eggs a day in advance and rewarm them the next day. To do this, cook the eggs for 3 minutes each. Transfer them to a storage container and refrigerate. The next day bring a skillet of water to a simmer and slide the eggs into the water. Let them warm for 30-40 seconds, then scoop them out, lightly pat them dry and continue with the recipe.

Assemble The Dish

  • Spoon the hash onto a plate.  Make a well in the center of the hash and add the poached eggs.  Garnish with a sprinkle of cheese and cilantro and a pinch of smoked paprika if desired.


Calories: 524kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 1540mg | Potassium: 889mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1410IU | Vitamin C: 65.1mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 5.4mg

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  1. 5 stars
    I made this today for my family for a Father’s Day brunch but swapped the regular potato with sweet potato, and it’s INCREDIBLE. I could eat this everyday. Definitely plan on making this again

    1. I’m glad you like it Agness! There were no leftovers here! Hope you enjoy!

  2. I love hash and the chorizo in this sounds perfect.

    1. Glad you like it Angela — it’s easy to make and so worth it!

  3. 5 stars
    Oh Lisa I love this. I love the photos of your grandpa and father. They seems so happy 🙂 They are very lucky to have a great cook like you around. This hash looks absolutely divine.

  4. Yum, you had me at chorizo! I’m sure my husband would be pretty pumped to eat this for brunch on Father’s Day, or any day! 🙂

  5. Love the idea of a fathers’ day brunch, and the choice of spicy chorizo hash is perfect – not too complicated to make, so you can spend time with your guests, but so delicious and bound to go down well with all the dads!

    1. Thanks, Kavey! The Dads love meat and potatoes!

    1. Thanks, Liz — everyone loves Hash, don’t you think?

  6. What a beautiful post you have created.perfect! Hash looks so colourful and and amazing.

  7. Luci's Morsels says:

    5 stars
    This looks amazing! As I am sitting here contemplating breakfast this morning, this looks way better than all of my options. It’s time to shop because I must try this one. Thanks for sharing!