Chorizo Fried Potatoes

These chorizo fried potatoes are so good you almost don’t need anything else with them. I had a batch with breakfast, but you can also use them in tacos or tortillas – just add a little shredded cheese!

Chorizo Fried Potatoes

I love Mexican chorizo. Quite often I mix it half-and-half with ground beef for a more kicked-up dish than using just plain ole beef.

When I first started cooking I kept running into recipes that called for chorizo, but they didn’t say which kind. Now it’s obvious to me, but there’s a mighty big difference between Mexican chorizo (a spicy ground meat mixture) and Spanish chorizo (a dried, salami-like spicy meat). I love them both, though.

Chorizo Fried Potatoes
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Chorizo Fried Potatoes

Great as a side or on tacos or tortillas.
Course Side
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword potatoes, spicy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 287kcal


  • 1 pound Mexican chorizo
  • 1 small white onion diced
  • 1 pound red potatoes cut into 1/4″ dice


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the potatoes and boil until starting to get tender. Remove and drain.
  • Crumble the chorizo into a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook until browned.
  • Remove all but 1 tablespoon of the chorizo drippings. Add in the onion and potatoes and cook until the onions are tender and the potatoes are starting to brown (I like mine with crispy edges).
  • Add the chorizo back to the skillet. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve.


Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 554mg | Potassium: 361mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 411IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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