Looking for a simple yet satisfying dish to elevate your breakfast or serve as a hearty side? Look no further than this delectable 3-ingredient chorizo potatoes recipe. Bursting with bold flavors and easy to whip up, this dish is a favorite in Mexican cuisine, perfect for lazy weekends or busy mornings alike.
These chorizo potatoes or chorizo con papas, are a delicious way to add some spice and flavor to potatoes. I love these for breakfast or brunch, and they are even better with a fried egg on top.
This chorizo potatoes recipe is a true crowd-pleaser, perfect for any meal of the day. Whether you enjoy it as a filling breakfast or a flavorful side dish, it's sure to become a family favorite in no time. Try it out, and let us know how you like it!Jump to Recipe
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- Bold Flavors: Bursting with intense flavors from spicy chorizo and savory potatoes.
- Quick and Easy: This simple recipe is perfect for busy mornings or lazy weekends.
- Versatile: Enjoy it as a side dish, main course, or in breakfast tacos.
- Easily Customizable: Add your favorite toppings, like scrambled eggs or refried beans.
- Comforting and Filling: Creates a satisfying and hearty breakfast or side dish that the whole family will love.
Ingredients for homemade chorizo potatoes
- Medium russet potatoes
- Mexican Chorizo
Equipment and kitchen tools
- Potato peeler
How to make savory chorizo potatoes
Peel and dice the potatoes.
Over medium-high heat, melt the butter in the skillet and add the potatoes. Cook for 7-8 minutes until the potatoes are nearly fully cooked.
Make a space in the center of that pan for the chorizo. Remove any casing from the chorizo prior to adding it to the pan.
Cook the chorizo and the potatoes for another 6–8 minutes, or until the chorizo is fully cooked and clings to the potatoes. Stir well to coat all the potatoes.
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- Chorizo and Egg Burritos - These simple Breakfast Burritos are not only easy to make, they are deliciously filled with eggs, chorizo and cheese. These hot and cheesy burritos are the perfect way to start the day.
- Bacon Hash Browns – A delicious and memorable breakfast side dish that has been pinned thousands of times.
- Bacon Sausage Breakfast Tacos – A wonderful breakfast twist on the traditional taco recipe. Great for a breakfast bar!
Tips for the Best Results
- Use medium-high heat to ensure that the potatoes and chorizo cook evenly and develop a crispy texture.
- For extra flavor, add a pinch of garlic powder or black pepper to the potatoes while cooking.
- You can peel and precut the potatoes ahead of time and store them in water in the refrigerator.
- Serve the chorizo potatoes with warm corn tortillas or flour tortillas for a delicious meal.
- Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2–3 days.
Substitutions and Variations
- Substitute olive oil for butter for a healthier option.
- Try different types of potatoes, such as red potatoes or Yukon Gold, for a unique flavor and texture.
- For a vegetarian version, substitute the chorizo with diced green peppers and onions seasoned with your favorite spices, and feel free to add some cheese.
- If you really like spice, add a bit of your favorite hot sauce to the chorizo mixture.
FAQs about this Recipe
Yes, you can substitute ground beef for chorizo if you prefer a milder flavor. Simply cook the ground beef until browned and cooked through before adding it to the potatoes. You could also try ground pork.
Reheat the chorizo potatoes in a skillet over medium heat until warmed through, stirring occasionally.
While it's best enjoyed fresh, you can freeze the cooked chorizo potatoes in an airtight container for up to 2–3 months. Reheat them in the oven or skillet until heated through before serving.
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Chorizo Potatoes Recipe
- 3 medium russet potatoes
- 2 oz Mexican Chorizo
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1. Peel and dice the potatoes.
- 2. Over medium high heat, melt the butter in the skillet and add potatoes. Cook 7-8 minutes until potatoes are nearly fully-cooked.
- 3. Make a space in the center of that pan for the chorizo. Remove any casing from the chorizo prior to adding to the pan.
- 4. Cook the chorizo and the potatoes for another 6-8 minutes until chorizo is fully cooked and clings to potatoes. Stir well to coat all the potatoes.
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