Sausage Breakfast Hash has been around for a long time and adapted by almost everyone. It is basically fried potatoes, onion and meat. Many versions are served with a fried egg on top and some include other vegetables as well as cheese. Although sausage is popular some recipes use corned beef or bacon. There are also plenty of vegetarian and vegan recipes to be found. If you like to create this is your kind of recipe.
Today I made my hash with gluten free chicken apple sausage from a local sausage maker. They have an amazing selection of sausages so this is the recipe to experiment with.
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I bought chorizo sausage for a school fundraiser recently so was experimenting with the southwestern flavours I love. For this version I used chorizo sausage in place of the chicken apple. Near the end I folded in some diced tomato, avocado and shredded Monterey Jack cheese. To finish the dish I squeezed chipotle mayo over the top and garnished it with cilantro from my garden. We enjoyed this version for dinner.
My teenage son and his friends love getting together and making breakfast for dinner. They all know how to make breakfast and are learning to accommodate the dietary restrictions in the crowd. Breakfast hash is a new gluten free dish he has added to his repertoire. If you have teenagers get them to try this.
I didn’t make my hash in the cast iron skillet you see in the photo but it’s that time of year. Where I live the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, the Calgary Stampede is on and our city suddenly takes on a western flair. Everyone wears blue jeans to work, often with the same old western shirt they wear year after year. Some go all out and wear cowboy boots and hats. It’s all acceptable and often expected. I pulled out my stash of western things for this photo including a Calgary Stampede branding logo (for food) and added my cast iron skillet.
Breakfast hash is perfect for any meal from camping to a quick weeknight meal. Let me know in the comments below if you made it and if you do breakfast for dinner in your house.
|1 lb sausage (chorizo, chicken-apple or breakfast)|
|1½ lb potatoes, about 3 large potatoes|
|2 Tbsp vegetable oil|
|2 Tbsp butter|
|1 onion, diced|
|1 red pepper, diced|
|salt & pepper to taste|
|GARNISH – chopped parsley|
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