Tex-Mex Breakfast Haystacks

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min.


6 servings

Updated: Sep. 12, 2023
I love haystacks and wanted to make a fun Tex-Mex recipe for my family. Adding panko crumbs and cheese to the hash browns before cooking gives them a wonderful golden brown color and crisp texture. —Donna-Marie Ryan, Topsfield, Massachusetts
Tex-Mex Breakfast Haystacks Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 3 thinly sliced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons Tex-Mex seasoning, divided
  • 1 package (3-1/2 cups) refrigerated shredded hash brown potatoes
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 4 cooked bacon strips, coarsely chopped
  • Finely chopped green onions, optional


  1. Combine sour cream, green onions, sun-dried tomatoes, cilantro, and 1/2 teaspoon Tex-Mex seasoning; set aside.
  2. Squeeze hash brown potatoes dry with paper towels to remove excess liquid. In a large bowl, combine potatoes, bread crumbs, cheese, salt and remaining 2 teaspoons Tex-Mex seasoning.
  3. On an electric griddle, heat 3 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat. Drop potato mixture by 2/3 cupfuls into oil; press to flatten slightly. Fry, adding oil as needed, until crisp and golden brown, 5-7 minutes. Drain on paper towels; keep warm.
  4. On same griddle, heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Break eggs, 1 at a time, onto griddle. Reduce heat; cook until whites are set and yolks have begun to thicken. Flip eggs if desired; cook to desired doneness.
  5. To assemble, top each potato patty with an egg, salsa, bacon and sour cream mixture. If desired, sprinkle with green onions.

Tex-Mex Breakfast Haystack Tips

What can I do with the leftover sour cream mixture?

Use the extra mixture as a chip or veggie dip!

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 399 calories, 27g fat (8g saturated fat), 205mg cholesterol, 688mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 14g protein.