Chuck Wagon Recipe

Cowboy Hash  



  • 3 large potatoes, mostly peeled and cut into 1/4 inch cubes
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 large onion, diced
  • 1 to 2 cups cooked meat of choice (ground beef, turkey, sausage, soy crumbles)
  • 1/2 cup of corn
  • 1/4 cup of shredded cheese
  • olive oil
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp dried cumin
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 eggs (or more)


  1. Place diced potatoes in microwave safe cooking bowl with 1/2 cup of water and microwave on high 5 to 7 minutes or until slightly cooked.  Stir halfway through cooking time.
  2. In a large skillet, saute onion and bell pepper in a bit of of olive oil for 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Add another tablespoon of oil to the skillet and turn the heat to medium high.  Add the potatoes, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper and continue cooking.  Stirring the potatoes and onion until they are a nice golden brown color and cooked all the way through.  Reduce heat if the potatoes or onion are getting too brown.
  4. Add corn and cook another minute or two.
  5. Remove potato/meat mixture from heat and top with shredded cheese, keep warm.  In another skillet, fry eggs to desired cooking style. (Sunny side up, over easy or over hard…)

Serve Cowboy Hash topped with fried eggs, Enjoy!


9 thoughts on “Chuck Wagon Recipe

    • Good question, Susan, lol! If I had to guess I’d say add the meat with the onion and bell pepper so they soak up the flavor. Good grief, I didn’t even notice that they’d neglected to mention the meat. Thanks for pointing that out!

  1. Wow, talk about comfort food! Sounds good for breakfast! My mother made fried potatoes once a week using leftovers, and would add whatever meat was leftover, onions, and she’d throw in leftover green beans or peas if we had any, just to get rid of them. Didn’t matter – it was ALWAYS good. The egg looks like a perfect topper. This is why I don’t like making mashed potatoes – sure, you could make potato patties from the mashed potatoes, but boiled potatoes turned into friend potatoes is THE BEST.

    I’ve started on Her Secret Cowboy this morning on the bus – I was so bummed when I had to get off at my stop. It grabbed me from page 1!

    Have a great day, Marin!

    • Hi Hilda–I’m so glad you’re enjoying Her Secret Cowboy–darn that bus driver for staying on schedule 🙂 I love fried potatoes, too. My father makes the best fried potatoes–always throwing in spices I’ve never heard of before. But you’re right about leftover backed potatoes and using them the next day with other leftovers… moms never let food go to waste! Enjoy the rest of your week and stay warm!

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