Pork with Paprika, Mushrooms, and Sour Cream
A generous amount of Hungarian Paprika makes this Pork with Paprika, Mushrooms, and Sour Cream flavorful and slightly spicy. And this delicious Paprika Pork is really low in carbs; enjoy!
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My fondness for Hungarian Paprika is probably obvious, and this comforting Pork with Paprika, Mushrooms, and Sour Cream is an easy dinner that’s always a hit.
I actually combined two recipe ideas to make a paprika-spiced combination of pork, mushrooms, onions, and tomatoes with sour cream stirred in at the very end. This is not a stew; the meat is browned and then just warmed in the sauce.
What ingredients do you need for this recipe?
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- pork loin
- sweet paprika, preferably Szeged Sweet Paprika (affiliate link)
- salt and fresh ground black pepper
- olive oil
- Cremini or white mushrooms
- Minced Garlic (affiliate link)
- Dried Thyme (affiliate link)
- dried caraway seeds (affiliate link) ground or crushed, optional, but good
- canned petite dice tomatoes
- canned chicken broth (affiliate link) or homemade chicken stock)
- sour cream
How should you serve the Paprika Pork?
You could serve this Paprika Pork over brown rice or cauliflower rice, but I just ate it in a bowl as a low-carb main dish. This will be tasty no matter how you serve it; enjoy!
Is this Paprika Pork an authentic Hungarian Recipe?
With the generous amount of paprika and the addition of sour cream, there’s no doubt this is is a Hungarian-inspired recipe, but I am definitely not claiming it’s an authentic Hungarian recipe. I do recommend the use of Hungarian paprika though, preferably Szeged Sweet Paprika (affiliate link) which has been my favorite for years.
Will the Paprika Pork keep in the fridge?
Pork with Paprika, Mushrooms, and Sour Cream will definitely keep in the fridge well for at last 4 or 5 days, so don’t be scared to make the whole amount even if you’re not cooking for many people. If you’re making more than will be eaten at once, reheat gently so the sour cream doesn’t separate.
More Hungarian-Inspired Recipes to try:
If you like the Hungarian combination of paprika + sour cream you might also like Instant Pot Hungarian Pot Roast, Slow Cooker Hungarian Pot Roast, Al’s Famous Hungarian Cucumber Salad, Goulash Soup, and Al’s Hungarian Summer Squash. And the recipes from my Hungarian friend Al really are authentic Hungarian recipes!
How to make Pork with Paprika, Mushrooms, and Sour Cream:
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- Trim pork chops or pork loin roast, then cut into pieces.
- Put pork cubes in a bowl and toss with sweet paprika, salt, and fresh ground black pepper.
- Brown pork pieces in olive oil over medium-high heat.
- While meat browns, wash and dry the mushrooms, then slice them into thick slices.
- When meat is browned, remove to another dish, add another T olive oil and cook mushrooms until they’re nicely browned and liquid has been cooked off.
- Remove mushrooms to the dish with browned pork pieces, add more olive oil if needed, and cook the diced onions until they’re just starting to brown.
- Add Minced Garlic (affiliate link), 1 T more paprika, Dried Thyme (affiliate link), and caraway seeds (affiliate link) if using and cook about 2 minutes more.
- Add one can petite dice tomatoes with juice and 1/2 cup chicken stock (or broth) and let the mixture simmer 10 minutes, or until it’s slightly thickened.
- Add the browned pork cubes and mushrooms and any accumulated juices, cover the pan, and simmer about 10 minutes more.
- Turn off the heat, gently stir in the sour cream and serve hot. Make sure the mixture is not boiling when you add the sour cream!
- Pork with Paprika, Mushrooms, and Sour Cream can be served over rice or pasta, but I just ate it in a bowl as a low-carb dinner.
Make it a Low-Carb Meal:
This would be delicious served with Cauliflower Rice with Basil, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts, Roasted Cauliflower with Parmesan, Roasted Turnips, Turnip Gratin with Bacon, or Roasted Shredded Brussels Sprouts for a low-carb meal.
More Easy Dinners with Pork:
- Green Chile Pork Taco Bowl
- Pork and Broccoli Stir Fry with Ginger
- Low-Carb Instant Pot Pulled Pork
- Grain-Free Breaded Pork Chops
- Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Sauce
Why is this recipe good for Weekend Food Prep?
Weekend Food Prep is my category that will help you find recipes you can prep or cook on the weekend and eat during the week! Of course, these are also recipes you can make any day of the week and have leftovers for another meal! This recipe makes six servings, and reheats beautifully so you can enjoy leftovers later.
Pork with Paprika, Mushrooms, and Sour Cream
A generous amount of Hungarian Paprika makes this Pork with Paprika, Mushrooms, and Sour Cream flavorful and slightly spicy.
- 1 lb. pork loin, fat trimmed and cut into cubes about 1 inch square (see notes)
- 2 T sweet paprika (use Hungarian or Spanish paprika in a tin for best flavor)
- salt and fresh ground black pepper for seasoning pork
- 3 T olive oil
- 12 oz. Crimini or white mushrooms, washed and cut into thick slices
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 T finely minced garlic
- 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
- 1/2 tsp dried caraway seeds, ground or crushed (optional, but good)
- 14.5 oz. can petite dice tomatoes plus juice
- 1/2 cup chicken stock (I used my homemade chicken stock)
- 2/3 cup sour cream
- Trim all visible fat from pork chops or pork loin roast, then cut meat into cubes about 1 inch square. Put pork in a bowl and toss with 1 T sweet paprika, salt, and fresh ground black pepper.
- Heat 1 T olive oil in a heavy frying pan with a tight-fitting lid. Brown pork over medium-high heat, turning several times so all sides are nicely browned, about 5-6 minutes.
- Remove pork to another dish and add 1 T more olive oil to the pan, add sliced mushrooms and cook until nicely browned and all liquid has evaporated, about 5 minutes more. Remove mushrooms to same dish with the pork.
- Add a little more olive oil as needed, then add chopped onion and cook until just starting to brown, about 3-5 minutes.
- Then add minced garlic, other 1 T paprika, dried thyme, and ground or crushed caraway seeds (if using) and cook about 1-2 minutes.
- Add petite diced tomatoes with juice and chicken stock , bring to a simmer, and cook about 10 minutes, or until the mixture is slightly thickened and flavors are well-blended.
- After 10 minutes add the browned pork cubes and mushrooms back into the pan, cover and simmer about 10 minutes more, or until pork is hot and cooked through.
- Turn off heat, stir in sour cream, and serve hot.
I used 4 thick pork loin chops, but use pork loin roast if you prefer. This can be served over cauliflower rice, rice, or noodles, but I just ate it alone as a low-carb dinner. If you’re making more than will be eaten at once, reheat gently so the sour cream doesn't separate.
Recipe adapted by combining and modifying recipes from cookbooks by Fine Cooking and Martha Stewart; neither recipe was available online.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 349Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 7gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 89mgSodium: 268mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 3gSugar: 8gProtein: 27g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This Pork with Paprika, Mushrooms, and Sour Cream eaten alone would be suitable for low-carb eating plans, including Keto. When the Paprika Pork is made with lean pork and low-fat sour cream, it would be suitable for any phase of the original South Beach Diet; other low-carb diets would prefer full-fat dairy.
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107 Comments on “Pork with Paprika, Mushrooms, and Sour Cream”
Love love love this.
Thank you x
Thank you, so glad you like it!
This was excellent! Highly recommended.
Thank you so much; glad you enjoyed it!
Would this be as good with chicken breast? Thank you. I apologize if someone already inquired.
It might work with chicken, just take care not to overcook the chicken. I haven’t tried it but I’d love to hear how it works if you try it.
Thanks and will do!
Can switch to beef stew meat for pork?
I haven’t made this recipe with beef, and I think beef might need more liquid and a longer simmering time to get tender (before you add the sour cream). But the flavor should be good with beef.
What measurement is a T?
In all my recipes T = tablespoon and tsp. = teaspoon.
We really loved this recipe. I included 1 tsp of smoked paprika as part of the total 2 T. My sauce needed a little more thickening in the end so I added 2 T of cornstarch. Next time I think I will also add a bit more salt and pepper.
So glad you liked it. I like the idea of adding some smoked paprika!
So amazing! My boyfriend was skeptical about the sour cream but when he tried the dish, I got two thumbs up! We don’t have thyme nor caraway so we used oregano instead. Fantastic recipe 🙌🏼
So glad you enjoyed it. Glad to hear it works with oregano too.
This was delicious, thank you!
So glad you enjoyed it!
This was great! I used beef broth. I got cheers from my family!!!
Very fun; so glad you enjoyed it!
Is “ T” a teaspoon or tablespoon measure? Thanks
In all the recipes on my site T = tablespoon and tsp. = teaspoon
Hi is T tablespoon or teaspoon? Thanks 😊
In all the recipes on my site T = tablespoon and tsp. = teaspoon.
Hi there. I’m just finding this recipe, and by all the wonderful comments, I understand why. It sounds amazing!!
However, I’m not the biggest fan of pork, mine always comes out dry and tough. I bought lean pork loin chops to make this. Fingers crossed.
Also, I unsuccessfully searched 2 supermarkets in my area yesterday for sweet paprika. Will “regular” paprika be too bland? I have smoked too, will that work? (Note, we LOVE spicy food in this house.)
Thank you so much!
Hope you enjoy the recipe! Hungarian Paprika is usually labeled “sweet” and “sharp” but those labels aren’t used consistently in the U.S. Regular Paprika sold here is sweet paprika, but I think a pinch or two of smoked Paprika would be delicious in this.
This recipe is so…so good and simple to make. My wife was so happy with dinner, she said she couldn’t wait for leftovers. We had the leftovers the next evening and she stated that it was even better. Sold me on a recipe for repeats.
HI John; I love hearing that! So glad you enjoyed it!
Made this tonight and it was Exceptional. Those were my husbands words. Followed the recipe as written and I wouldn’t change a thing! So much flavor and richness. I served over noodles and added a salad. Thank you for a winner recipe! I will make this for company for sure.
So glad you enjoyed it!
Made this tonight it was AWESOME! My husband, teenager, and I ALL loved it! I had Mine with sojnach, and they ate theirs with qouina and brown rice 🙂
So glad to hear you enjoyed it!
A friend of mine was in Hungary earlier this year and brought back a tube of paprika seasoning for me to try. I looked on Pinterest for some recipes and found this one. I used the paste instead of dried paprika, otherwise followed the recipe. I cooked some shell pasta which I stirred in before serving (some carbs are still in our diets! ☺) and it was a hit. Thanks Kalyn! Best new recipe of 2016 in my kitchen!
Now I want to go to Hungary so I can get Paprika Seasoning! So glad you enjoyed it; love hearing how you adapted the recipe.
Hi just wondering whether the taste is the same as the canned spiced pork cube from china? thanks
I'm not familiar with that, but I can't imagine that the flavor would be at all similar to this freshly cooked pork.
I pinned this post while I was searching for healthy and easy dinners a year or two ago, and it is great every single time. I've made it with pork chops and pork loin both, depending on what's on sale, and it's consistently great. I have to tell you, though, that I get at least two or three people re-pinning the recipe per day, so I think it is safe to say that I am not the only one that loves the simple goodness. Thank you!
Autumn, so glad you have enjoyed it, and thanks for the PIN!