Pork and Hot Pepper Hash


Kick off your morning with some heat! This breakfast skillet calls for poblanos, jalapenos, and hot sauce for a pork hash breakfast that will surely wake you up.

Pork and Hot Pepper Hash
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Stand Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped

  • 1 poblano pepper*, seeded and finely chopped

  • 1 jalapeno pepper*, seeded and finely chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 ¼ pound ground pork

  • 3 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 pound baby Yukon gold potatoes, halved or quartered

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper and/or crushed red pepper

  • ¼ cup chicken broth (optional)

  • 4 eggs, cooked sunny side up in 1 Tbsp. butter

  • Sliced red and/or green jalapeno peppers (optional)

  • Fresh cilantro sprigs (optional)

  • Bottled green hot pepper sauce

  • Lime wedges


  1. In a large bowl combine cilantro, poblano pepper, jalapeno pepper, and garlic. Add pork and lime juice. Gently mix to combine. Set aside for 15 minutes to blend flavors.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan cook potatoes in boiling salted water, covered, for about 10 minutes or until just tender. Drain.

  3. In a large skillet cook pork mixture until pork begins to brown. Stir in potatoes; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook 5 to 7 minutes more or until pork is cooked through and potatoes are tender, turning occasionally. For moister hash, stir in chicken broth, if desired.

  4. Serve eggs over hash. Top with sliced peppers and additional cilantro, if desired. Pass bottled green hot pepper sauce and lime wedges.


* Hot peppers contain oils that may burn skin and eyes. Wear plastic gloves. If using bare hands, wash well with soap and water.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

500 Calories
33g Fat
24g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 500
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 110mg 37%
Sodium 418mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 111mg 555%
Calcium 78mg 6%
Iron 3.6mg 20%
Potassium 1079mg 23%
Fatty acids, total trans 0.1g
Folate, total 62mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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