Cowboy Hash Skillet

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    Cowboy Hash Skillet with a spicy Chorizo sausage, eggs and potatoes and so perfect for a weekend brunch.


    Let’s talk about breakfast.

    cowboy skillet

    I don’t make a lot of breakfast dishes on this blog. Not because I don’t love breakfast, but mainly because my weekend mornings are my super lazy mornings. I lie in bed until I feel like a pile of worthlessness and then continue lying in it until I force myself to roll out of bed and by then, it’s probably 11am and if I were to whip up breakfast, it’d already be time for lunch. I guess that’s why they call it brunch..

    One weekend I was craving potatoes, eggs, and sausage for breakfast. I was determined to wake up at a decent hour and prepare this. I thought this all through and what I wanted to add in it. It was kind of like a Tex-Mex spin. I also bought super cute mini cast iron skillets at World Market a few days before making this breakfast and I thought it’d be perfect to photograph this rustic dish in them. It turned out great!

    This is actually a fairly easy breakfast dish to put together and you can easily make this recipe for a large crowd. It’s got great flavor and it’s got a spicy kick from the chorizo I added in there :) very filling and I’m sure there will be people lining up for seconds :)

    Cowboy Hash Skillet

    This skillet has spicy Chorizo sausage, eggs and potatoes and so perfect for a weekend brunch.
    Prep Time: 15 mins
    Cook Time: 25 mins
    Total Time: 40 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 4
    Author: Julie Chiou
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    • 3 inch large potatoes, washed and cut into 1/2 cubes (it's up to you if you want to peel them, I didn't because it gives it a more rustic look)
    • 1 medium green pepper, diced
    • 1 medium red pepper, diced
    • 1 small onion, diced
    • 1 lb fresh chorizo sausage, casings removed
    • 4 large eggs, one egg for each skillet hash
    • Salt and pepper, to taste


    • In a large skillet, cook the potatoes with 2 tbsp. of olive oil for 5-7 minutes until they start to get soft and the outsides are starting to brown. Then add in the green pepper, red pepper, and small onion. Cook until they're soft.
    • Add in the chorizo and cook until the meat is thoroughly cooked through and veggies are completely soft, about 10 more minutes. Make sure to mix and stir all the ingredients together so they get coated with the spicy chorizo. Salt and pepper, to taste.
    • While the chorizo is cooking with the veggies, cook an egg sunny side up or however you like it. I cooked mine sunny side up because I liked the runny yolk atop of the hash. Set aside.
    • Once all the veggies and chorizos are done cooking, plate them in a large bowl or individual skillets (if you have them). Top the hash with your eggs.
    • Enjoy!


    You can use any kind of sausage you want. I chose chorizo because I wanted this to be a spicy dish. You may cook your eggs any way you want. Scrambled, poached, etc.

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  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen says:

    I’m super jealous of those adorable mini skillets. I don’t even have a real size one and you have minis! not fair.
    I think about making a breakfast hash all the time on weekends and then the laziness just consumes me and all I can muster are pancakes instead. How about you just send me some of this? sound good? ;)

  • claire @ the realistic nutritionist says:

    I LOVE THIS!!! Perfect for the cowgirl in me :)

  • Sally @ sally's baking addiction says:

    Julie, this recipe looks fantastic! I love the variety of recipes you share. Those mini iron skillets are adorable!

  • Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray says:

    Ahh I am very much NOT a cowgirl, but this looks fantastic–I *love* chorizo. Breakfast hashes are always my fave!

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    I would eat this any time of the day! I’m such a huge breakfast food fan.

  • Tracey says:

    Love these Julie!! I rarely cook myself breakfast on the weekends either, I’m usually too hungry to wait :) I have mini cast iron skillets I’ve been meaning to find a use for though, so thanks for helping me out!

  • amy @ fearless homemaker says:

    sounds fantastic! AND i have the same mini cast iron skillets – how cool is that?

  • cassie says:

    I love lazy mornings but breakfasts like this would definitely get me out of bed. I love the little cast irons!

  • Villy @ For the love of Feeding says:

    Always impressive! And the mini skillets? I want!

  • amanda @ fake ginger says:

    Mmm, love the big chunks of veggies! This looks like the perfect breakfast!

    I’m like you – whenever I want to blog breakfast, I always have to make it at lunch time because I am SUCH a bum in the mornings.

  • Deborah says:

    This is my idea of a perfect breakfast. In fact, I’d be happy eating this any time of day!

  • Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen says:

    I think breakfast may be my favorite meal of the day. I think this comes from being a busy mom and the fact that when they were little, regardless of anything else that might be going on, we were always up early with the kids. Now my husband and I try to go out to breakfast every Sunday and it’s such a luxury. This looks so good Julie! Everything you want all together in one dish. It inspires me to run and extra couple of days in the week so I can indulge on the weekend!

  • Deanna says:

    Weren’t chorizo and potatoes just made for each other? And every food tastes better in miniature (or mini skillets). I’m pretty sure its a scientific fact.

  • Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen says:

    Seriously I want this in my belly.

  • Jackie @ Domestic Fits says:

    I already pinned this! It looks amazing.

  • Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking says:

    This is a great recipe, Julie! Looks so easy and hearty for breakfast. I adore those mini skillets… You just gave me yet another reason to snoop around World Market (my favorite activity)!

  • Kathryn says:

    Love the pictures here Julie, the background works so well with these cute skillets! Plus the dish looks amazingly delicious too!

  • Megan {Country Cleaver} says:

    This is fabulous, Julie dear! I have got to get my hands on those adorable cast iron skillets. Presh.

  • Choc Chip Uru says:

    What a marvelous brekkie – just toss and bake and it comes out so deliciously crispy :D
    Nice one!

    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: Double Nutella Cheesecake Brownies

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says:

    I’m so with you on the lazy morning weekends. That’s why I make breakfast foods for dinner sometimes. Looks like this hash skillet just made the “to-make” list for dinner next week!

    Btw, I’m really loving your cute cast iron skillets.

  • Katia says:

    My weekend mornings are lazy like yours, but I would easily get up smelling those lovely eggs!

  • Rachel Cooks (formerly Not Rachael Ray) says:

    Looks delicious and your photos are gorgeous!

  • Jordan Lynn (Ciao Cow) says:

    Yummm. This looks amazing, especially with my favorite faux chorizo from Trader Joe’s. :)

  • katie says:

    I make a big breakfast every weekend!!! I yearn for lazy weekends–lol. I love this idea–have yet to make a “skillet” style breakfast. I know my husband would love this. I need to find some cute tiny skillets so I can make this stat!

  • Jenny @ BAKE says:

    Your mini skillets are so cute! and this brunch looks delicious!

  • christina @ ovenadventures says:

    this sounds awesome. my bf would LOVE this for brunch. I am so not organized enough to make anything remotely this good for breakfast. :)

    i love the little pans. i still haven’t made it to world market yet but i need to change that.

  • Baking Serendipity says:

    I love the individual cast iron skillets! And, I’m a total breakfast lover. Even though it’s usually at the brunch hour, weekend breakfasts are my favorites. Adding this to the rotation!

  • beti says:

    lets talk about how you make me hungry, I can’t wait for tomorrow to make this

  • Paul Mick says:

    How big is a min iron fry skillet?
    In inches

    Old cowboy from WY

    • Julie says:

      Hi Paul, mine was about 3 1/4 inches.

  • Elaine Mays says:

    Just found this site and love it.

    • Julie says:

      Welcome! I’m so glad :)

  • MeMe says:

    What size mini skillets are those in the photo?

    • Julie says:

      I think they’re 3 inch in diameter.

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