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Chorizo, Potato, and Apple Skillet Meal

A skillet meal is an easy way to get dinner on the table quickly and prevent having a big clean-up! Try this unique flavor combination of chorizo, potatoes, and apples for an amazing meal.

Cast Iron Skillet Meal of Chorizo, Potato, and Apples

This skillet meal is easy and offers a unique dinner option!

When we begin thinking about meal options for dinner, the top three meats are Pork, Chicken and Beef. Chorizo is a type of pork sausage, but it’s not a standard cut of meat that we hear of being used in our local area. A few years ago, I found some on sale and decided to give it a try. Now we enjoy it as a break from our standard dinner recipes.

All chorizo is not created equal. Mexican chorizo is seasoned with vinegar and chile peppers while Spanish chorizo is made with garlic and Spanish smoked paprika (sweet and hot options available). Look for the links to use in this recipe, though.

Partially cooking the sausage (Step 1) first makes it much easier to slice later. Once the sausage is partially cooked, blot up any excess water with paper towels to prevent splattering, but do not wipe the skillet clean. When the skillet is deglazed (Step 6), the browned bits from the sausage add wonderful flavor to the final dish.  Chop the apples while the other vegetables are simmering in Step 6 or toss them in some fresh lemon juice to prevent browning if chopping ahead of time. 

Your family will love this flavorful skillet meal. And you’ll love getting dinner on the table quickly with minimal clean-up!

Ingredients to Make the Chorizo, Potato, & Apple Skillet:

  • Chorizo sausage links
  • Water
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Red onion
  • Garlic cloves
  • Russet potatoes
  • Fresh rosemary leaves
  • Fresh thyme leaves
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • Chicken broth
  • Gala apples
  • Fresh parsley
Plated Chorizo, Potatoes, and Apples

How to Make a Chorizo, Potato, & Apple Skillet Meal:

Arrange chorizo sausage links in a large cast iron or other heavy-duty skillet without overcrowding. Add water and turn heat to medium.

Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes, turning once halfway through, or just until the sausage is firm, but not completely cooked through. Remove from heat and transfer the sausage to a large, rimmed plate.

If necessary, gently blot excess water from bottom of skillet with paper towels.
Add olive oil and return to medium heat.

Add the red onion, garlic, potatoes, rosemary, and thyme leaves. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion softens and the potatoes are golden brown, approximately 10-15 minutes.

While the vegetables are cooking, slice the sausage links into bite-sized pieces and return to the rimmed plate. Set aside.

Once the potatoes are browned, deglaze the skillet by adding the chicken broth and gently scraping the bottom with a spatula to release any browned bits. Simmer for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the chopped apples and sliced sausage to the skillet and stir to combine. Cover and cook just until the apples are crisp-tender and the sausage is cooked through, approximately 4-5 minutes. Do not overcook the apples.

Remove from heat and garnish with some fresh chopped parsley right before serving. Enjoy!

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Chorizo, Potato, and Apple Skillet Meal

Chorizo, Potato, and Apple Skillet Meal

Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

A skillet meal is an easy way to get dinner on the table quickly and prevent having a big clean-up! Try this unique flavor combination of chorizo, potatoes, and apples for an amazing meal.

Ingredients

  • 5 large chorizo sausage links (3.5 – 4.0 oz. each)
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large red onion, ends removed, cut in half and sliced root to tip
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 medium Russet potatoes, cubed
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, stems removed
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup chicken broth, preferably organic
  • 2 large Gala apples, cored and chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

Instructions

Arrange chorizo sausage links in a large cast iron or other heavy-duty skillet without overcrowding. Add water and turn heat to medium.

Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes, turning once halfway through, or just until the sausage is firm, but not completely cooked through. Remove from heat and transfer the sausage to a large, rimmed plate.

If necessary, gently blot excess water from bottom of skillet with paper towels.
Add olive oil and return to medium heat.

Add the red onion, garlic, potatoes, rosemary, and thyme leaves. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion softens and the potatoes are golden brown, approximately 10-15 minutes.

While the vegetables are cooking, slice the sausage links into bite-sized pieces and return to the rimmed plate. Set aside.

Once the potatoes are browned, deglaze the skillet by adding the chicken broth and gently scraping the bottom with a spatula to release any browned bits. Simmer for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the chopped apples and sliced sausage to the skillet and stir to combine. Cover and cook just until the apples are crisp-tender and the sausage is cooked through, approximately 4-5 minutes. Do not overcook the apples.

Remove from heat and garnish with some fresh chopped parsley right before serving. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 256Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 430mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 3gSugar: 9gProtein: 8g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 8/13/2021

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A skillet meal is an easy way to get dinner on the table quickly and prevent having a big clean-up! Try this unique flavor combination of chorizo, potatoes, and apples for an amazing meal.

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