Cowboy Skillet Texas Hash

Published: 8/26/2018 12:00:00 AM


Just because your dude ranch vacation is over doesn’t mean that you can’t still eat like a cowboy at home. Skillet Texas Hash is a popular dish among cowboys since it kick starts the day off with lots of protein and nutrients to provide enough energy for the long day ahead. You may not be rustling up any cattle but everyone whether they spend their days out on the range or in an office can benefit from a hearty morning meal.

This delicious, savoury Texas hash recipe comes together quickly and could even be made ahead and heated up in the morning. Using a cast iron skillet will ensure that your hash will cook evenly, and (if seasoned properly) will give it amazing flavor.

An added bonus is it can all be prepared in just one pan which means less clean-up afterwards. Some people even enjoy this recipe for dinner too.

Skillet Texas Hash


6 to 8 red potatoes cubed

4 strips of bacon (turkey or pork) chopped (can substitute ground chorizo or sausage meat)

1 white onion diced

2 bell peppers chopped

2 cloves of garlic, finely minced

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon ground cumin

3/4 cup prepared salsa (optional)

3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese

sour cream and sprigs of fresh cilantro to garnish

Olive oil

Salt and black pepper to taste



Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium heat. Place bacon ( or chorizo or sausage meat) into the skillet and cook until bacon is crisp, 4- 5 minutes.

Meanwhile put potatoes, onion, bell peppers, garlic, cayenne pepper and cumin into a large bowl and toss to combine. Coat with olive oil and toss again. Add salt and pepper, to taste. 

Pour the contents of the bowl into the skillet. Continually stir potatoes until cooked thoroughly and begin to crisp *approximately 25 minutes*. Stir in the salsa (if using), then sprinkle cheese on top and broil 3- 4 minutes until bubbly. Carefully remove the hot skillet from grill and garnish with sour cream and cilantro. 

Serve while hot.

Yield:4-6 servings

Sounds yummy doesn’t it?

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Happy Trails!


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