Spicy Chorizo and Apple Hash


Inspired by Food52.com

Apples are the perfect sweet counterbalance to spicy chorizo. The optional poached egg takes this dish to another level.

  • Serving Size
    1 Serving
  • Yields
    4 Servings


  • 1 large tart, crisp apple (Empire apples work well), cubed
  • 1 sweet potato, diced
  • 2 small red potatoes, diced
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (divided, plus more as needed)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 8 ounces raw pork chorizo or spicy soy chorizo
  • 1 onion, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 1 medium jalapeño, halved, seeds and ribs removed, and cut into tiny dice
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 4 poached eggs (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 425° F.
  2. Place apples and potatoes into a medium bowl and drizzle with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, season with salt and pepper, toss to combine.
  3. Spread apples and potatoes onto a rimmed baking sheet in a single layer.
  4. Roast in preheated oven 30 to 40 minutes until tender and beginning to brown on the edges.
  5. Toss them once or twice during roasting to ensure even cooking.
  6. While potatoes and apples are cooking, put a large, cast iron or non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  7. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and add raw chorizo to the skillet, breaking it up with a wooden spoon (if you are using soy chorizo, cooking time will be 5 minutes).
  8. Cook, stirring and breaking up chorizo, until lightly browned and beginning to look dry and crumbly, about 10 minutes.
  9. Use a slotted spoon to transfer chorizo to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  10. Leave the fat in the skillet, adding extra olive oil to bring the volume of fat to about 2 tablespoons, if necessary.
  11. Add diced onion, and diced jalapeño to the skillet in which the chorizo was cooked.
  12. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, about 5 minutes.
  13. Stir in minced garlic and cook 1 minute more. Turn off the heat.
  14. Gently fold in roasted apples, potatoes, and cooked chorizo.
  15. Turn the heat to low and cook, folding gently, until the flavors come together, about 2 minutes.
  16. Serve warm with poached eggs on top (if using).