Tex-Mex Hash Brown Casserole

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.

Yield: Serves 6 (serving size: 1 wedge)
Total:
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Recipe Time

Hands On: 45 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 432
  • Fat: 20.2g
  • Saturated fat: 7.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 9.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.1g
  • Protein: 17g
  • Carbohydrate: 47.1g
  • Fiber: 4.9g
  • Cholesterol: 72mg
  • Iron: 2.9mg
  • Sodium: 686mg
  • Calcium: 152mg

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 450°.
  2. 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. 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. 4. Combine avocado and juice; toss gently. Stir in cilantro and remaining ingredients. Serve cilantro mixture with casserole.
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