Mary's paprika pork in a pot

Mary's paprika pork in a pot

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(48 ratings)

Ready in 55-60 minutes


Serves 4
Delicious and simple paprika pork dish, easy to make, great for home freezing

Nutrition and extra info

  • Can be frozen


  • kcal357
  • fat18.7g
  • saturates7.6g
  • carbs11.3g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre1.3g
  • protein36.5g
  • salt0.52g
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  • 3 onions, thinly sliced



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 600g pork fillet
  • 2 tbsp paprika



    A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…

  • 300ml/½ pint chicken or vegetable stock
  • 100ml crème fraîche (about half a tub)


  1. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan add the onions and fry for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally until softened and lightly coloured.

  2. Cut the pork into sizeable chunks, then add to the pan and stir over a fairly high heat to seal and brown them all over. Stir in the paprika, cook briefly, then add the stock and bring to the boil.

  3. Cover and cook for 30-35 minutes, until the pork is tender. Stir in the crème fraîche and simmer for a further 2 minutes. (You can prepare the dish to this point up to 2 days ahead or freeze for up to 3 months.) If you have a few chives or a bit of parsley handy, snip this over the pork before serving with rice and a green vegetable – broccoli or stir-fried cabbage make the perfect accompaniment to this simple but delicious dish.

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Daniela Farrugia
3rd Jul, 2014
I tried this during mid-week and it was delicious. This is a new favourite and am definitely going to repeat this recipe. Husband loved it!
28th Jun, 2014
I was disappointed by the lack of any type of flavour. I added a generous spoon of each salt and some parsley, but it did not do it for me. Such a shame, as the picture looks so good!
12th Feb, 2014
Really nice - added garlic and mushrooms and served with rice and broccoli as suggested. Now a mid week favourite!
4th Jan, 2014
Made this last night and it was delicious. Used smoked paprika and 4 cloves of garlic, seasoning and chilli flakes and some tomato paste. Stirred in some spinach at the end and served with carrots and roasted squash. The meat came out wonderfully soft and the addition of the creme fraiche made a nice addition. Would recommend to use as a base recipe, just added some of your favourite flavours,
4th May, 2013
this was yummy, i added about 4 garlic cloves to it and used non smoked paprika, i also used pork rib steak. delicious!
3rd Mar, 2013
fab very easy made while having a catch up with my friend. lovely flavor served with steamed cabbage carrots peas broccoli cauliflower and mash. will make again.
15th Nov, 2012
Don't understand the negative reviews, cut pork very chunky and was lovely and tender. Used plain paprika, added mushrooms and chilli powder as suggested. Used a little more creme fraiche than recipe so nice and creamy, but half fat version :) Served with mash and cabbage. Fantastic, tasty winter dish. Having left over sauce with pasta for lunch today...mmm!
21st Sep, 2012
i dont cook often because i tend to do everything wrong but i love cooking, my partner loved it and even wanted me to make it again the day after, i used some of the other suggestions and added garlic and mushrooms to the onions, used smoked paprika which i wouldn't change and chili powder.
7th Sep, 2012
This is one of my all time favourites. I make it with sweet smoked paprika and it has an amazing flavour. It's great with green cabbage and either rice or mashed potatoes.
5th Jun, 2012
I've made this using cream cheese and marscapone on different occasions depending on what I've got in the house and it's always been delicious. I've also been known to add some tomato puree if I decide it needs something extra.


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