Tex-Mex Hash Brown Casserole

Tex-Mex Hash Brown Casserole Recipe
Photo: José Picayo; Styling: Michele Faro
This simple skillet supper uses shredded potatoes as a base. The potato mixture cooks on the stove top first to get it browned and crisp on the bottom.


Serves 6 (serving size: 1 wedge)
Total time: 1 Hour, 15 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 45 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 432
Fat 20.2 g
Satfat 7.5 g
Monofat 9.2 g
Polyfat 2.1 g
Protein 17 g
Carbohydrate 47.1 g
Fiber 4.9 g
Cholesterol 72 mg
Iron 2.9 mg
Sodium 686 mg
Calcium 152 mg


4 teaspoons canola oil, divided
4 ounces Mexican chorizo
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup enchilada sauce
1/3 cup grated white onion
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 pounds Yukon gold or baking potatoes, peeled and shredded
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup chopped avocado
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1/4 cup chopped white onion
6 radishes, thinly sliced


1. Preheat oven to 450°.

2. Heat a 10-inch cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 teaspoon canola oil to pan, and swirl to coat. Remove the casings from chorizo. Add chorizo to pan; sauté for 3 minutes, stirring to crumble. Add garlic, and sauté for 30 seconds. Remove sausage mixture from pan. Combine the sausage mixture and enchilada sauce.

3. Add remaining 3 teaspoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Combine grated onion, salt, pepper, potato, and egg; toss. Add potato mixture to pan, pressing gently; cook for 10 minutes (do not stir). Spread enchilada sauce mixture evenly over potato mixture; sprinkle evenly with cheese. Bake at 450° for 20 minutes. Remove from oven; let stand for 10 minutes. Cut into 6 wedges.

4. Combine avocado and juice; toss gently. Stir in cilantro and remaining ingredients. Serve cilantro mixture with casserole.

Julianna Grimes,

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March 2012
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