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”
I don't know what happens at your house but at ours its a nightly question of… what do you want for dinner? I don't know… what do you want? Because we are new to this way of eating its been a struggle to find dishes we like as well as ones that are good for us.
My husband always makes nice comments about my cooking… like "oh it's goods"… then he adds tons of pepper or "maybe next time you should"
I made this last night and we both loved it!
As we sat down to dinner, as usual he said … "its looks good" Then the first bite "This is fantastic! Its really good honey. I wouldn't change a thing" Its been a long time since he had this reaction to my cooking.
This looks wonderful, Kalyn! The perfect sort of comforting dish.
I am so sorry to hear about your dad. But how wonderful that so many of your friends and family could be together to celebrate his life.
Amy, I think fat-free Greek Yogurt would work fine to replace the sour cream.
This looks wonderful. I've recently had gallbladder problems and am trying to cut back on fat. What do you think about low-fat greek yogurt as a substitute for the sour cream? Also, sending you and your family supportive thoughts during this time of mourning.
Thinking of you and sending thoughts of comfort. This dish certainly inspires warmth and comfort.
Mushrooms, paprika and sour cream are one of my favourite flavour combinations! This dish sounds so amazingly good!
Lorelle, thanks so much for those kind words. Glad to hear the recipes are working out for you too.
Kalyn, I've made several of your recipes and have loved them all. I've never commented before but I just wanted you to know that I'm thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Lots of hugs..
Thanks for the good wishes.
Yes, I think you could make this with ground pork. It would be quite different, but still good I'm guessing.
Hi Kalyn my heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your Dad.
Do you think ground pork would work in this? I'm going to be moving and I'm trying to use up the meat in my freezer and I have some ground pork left. I figured it would be more "chili" like with the ground pork…which is fine and I would eat it with some Shirataki noodles.
Thanks fort any help.
That looks heavenly, Kalyn! Like a spicy pork stroganoff dish. I can't wait to make this for us and to share with others. 🙂
Thinking of you,
Thanks everyone for the nice thoughts about this recipe and also the kind words about the death of my dad.
Definitely going on my list.
Kalyn, I'm sending you some extra hugs and lots of love. My condolences to you and your family.
It's midnight and I'm salivating. Out with spaghetti for dinner tomorrow night and in with this!
I am so saving this recipe. I'm such a fan of searing and braising and I have pork chops that I was scratching my head over how to prepare. I love paprika and I keep forgetting that sour cream is a perfect pairing for pork and paprika. It's nice to see you settling in. It's been rough for you, and I'm sorry for your loss. Your tributes have been so lovely to read.ca
I make a similar dish with beef. Will try pork next time. Sounds good.
Kalyn, this is definitely going into my recipe folder. I would love to wrap my hands around a big bowl of this right now.
This looks amazing!
That sounds so good. I'll give it a try this winter