Breakfast For Dinner: (Soy) Chorizo Skillet Hash

I never know whether a hash works better as a breakfast or as a lazy dinner and it's okay because it's easy to eat anytime. A hash is a pretty no-nonsense affair. All you need is a skillet, leftovers if you got them, some cooked potatoes, and whatever veg you've got lying about. Spice is always nice too. Around Thanksgiving, I always add in some leftover turkey which is delicious - as is any leftover salmon. But this time, I had some very precious soy chorizo that some friends brought back from a recent trip to Bellingham, Washington. You see, it's from Trader Joe's and sadly there are no Canadian locations (boo!), so this soy chorizo has become a bit of a hard-to-come-by cross-border staple in our kitchen.

The soy sausage is kinda weird because it's got orange liquidy fat that looks way too similar to the real meat variety - but maybe that's the part of what makes it taste so yummy. And its delicious in this hash. If you don't have access to soy chorizo, just sub in your favorite meaty chorizo or veggie sausage.

I topped our bowls with a fried egg, but if you're vegan you can leave off the eggs. But really, I LOVE the eggs on top. Cooked so that the yolks are runny they provide an excellent and unexpected sauce for this dish. So eat this up for breakfast or dinner and enjoy!

(Soy) Chorizo Skillet Hash
2 medium-sized potatoes, diced into 1 inch pieces1 large carrot, cut into 1" chunks
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 large onion, diced
1/2 red pepper, diced
1/2 teaspoon dried chili flakes
hot sauce, as much as you like
salt & pepper
1/2 package of soy chorizo
a handful of grated cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon butter
4 eggs

Add the potatoes and carrots to a pot of boiling water and boil until tender. Drain.

Preheat oven to 400F.

In a large oven-proof skillet, heat up olive oil and saute the onion and red pepper until soft. Add in the spices along with the soy chorizo and give everything a good stir. Dump in the potatoes and carrots along with a little hot sauce, if that's how you roll. Let everything get a bit brown on the bottom, about 5 minutes or so and then sprinkle with cheese. Put the skillet in the oven.

Now, fry up a couple eggs in butter to your liking - over medium for me, please! Remove the now melted cheesy skillet and divide the hash mixture onto 4 plates and top each plate with an egg. Breakfast or dinner is served.


Vancouverite, foodie, crafty, freelance designer, Jeannette Ordas from the popular food blog, Everybody Likes Sandwiches joins us every Wednesday enticing us with her hearty and simple recipes!

Jan Halvarson


cafenoHut said...

looks delicious. I love eggs everywhere. Thank you for this recipe.

Vivi said...

lovely & yummy blog ^_^
x f o l l o w i n g x


Sydney Steenland said...

I'm salivating every where right now!

the southern hostess said...

This looks so good! I'll eat anything involving runny yolk.

Lady Grey said...

That looks delicious! We sometimes eat breakfast food for dinner too : )

niceday4asulk said...

oh my... this sounds just perfect, i can't wait to try this at home!

Unknown said...

Oh boy. This sounds so much better than normal chorizo--it's always so full of cholesterol and fat.

Great veggie alternative!

Unknown said...

This looks yummy.Thanks for sharing, will try this for sure :)

sideoats + scribbles said...

This looks so yummy!

I like to use a seitan chorizo by Upton -- it's delicious! Plus I save the packaging to make cards, love the mustache, ha ha!

Kathryn Hansen said...

wow...does that look tasty!! I'm definitely making that for my daughters this weekend..thanks!!

vosgesparis said...

mmmm I used to love chorizo... so this soy chorizo would be soething I really love..
here we got soy ham style pepperoni ;)

Vanessa Griffiths said...

It's delicious but when you look at the ingredients it's pretty disgusting. Soy protein is really hard on the digestion as well.. this gives most people really bad gas.

Sarah said...

Thanks so much for posting on a soysage that I can actually get my hands on without going to a real specialty store! I've tried a few so far that I didn't care for, but the way you described this one as having that "liquidy fat" that real sausage does, I think this one might do.


Micaela said...

i can not wait to make this! heavens above, i had no idea they made soy chorizo!


Heather M. said...

Point of clarification: it is mentioned above the potatoes are already cooked, but not in the recipe. Are the carrots pre-cooked as well? That part is unclear.

Love the combo, thanks.

Bijoux said...

Sounds great to me! I also buy Tofurky sausages from time to time. I've never made hash though and I'm intrigued now to try this out including the fried egg on top. Yum!

Kali said...

Frieda's also does a soyrizo and it's available at Safeway stores and Thrifty stores, so there you go!