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Papas con Chorizo (Potato with Mexican Sausage)

Papas con Chorizo (Potato with Mexican Sausage), an easy two-ingredient Mexican dish usually served for breakfast, brunch, or lunch with a side of eggs or refried beans or stuffed inside a burrito or gordita.
Cuisine Mexican
Author Gemma from Everyday Latina


  • 1 lb russet potatoes (or your preferred potatoes), peeled and diced
  • 9-12 oz chorizo
  • salt


  • Add the chorizo to a large frying pan or cast-iron skillet. Use the back of a spoon to break it up into smaller pieces and cook for about 7 minutes until cooked through.
  • Remove the chorizo from the pan and place it on a paper towel lined plate. Remove excess oil, leaving only about 2 tablespoons in the pan. However, if your chorizo did not release much oil, then add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the skillet.
  • Add the diced potatoes to the hot pan with oil and sautĂ© on medium high heat until fork tender. Season with a little salt.
  • Once the potatoes are fork-tender, add the chorizo and mix everything together until well combined.
  • Drain any excess oil. Taste and season with more salt if needed.