Recipe courtesy of Justin Chapple

Pork Paprikash

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Tender cubes of pork tenderloin make this satisfying Hungarian-style dish easy enough to make on a weeknight. Two kinds of paprika—sweet and smoked—gives the sauce extra depth of flavor, while a bit of cayenne lends a subtle kick of heat. Make this a meal by serving it over egg noodles or pappardelle, topped with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of fresh dill.



  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. In a large deep skillet or Dutch oven, heat 2 tablespoons of the canola oil until shimmering. Add half of the pork and season with salt and pepper. Cook over high heat, turning occasionally, until lightly browned but not cooked through, about 5 minutes; transfer to a plate. Repeat with the remaining pork. 
  3. Spoon off the fat from the skillet or Dutch oven, then melt the butter in the remaining 2 tablespoons of canola oil. Add the onion, garlic and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in both paprikas and the cayenne, then stir in the flour and cook until fragrant and the mixture starts to stick to the bottom, about 1 minute.  
  4. Gradually stir or whisk in the broth and tomatoes until incorporated. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until the sauce is bubbling and slightly thickened, 5 to 7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.  
  5. Meanwhile, add the noodles or pappardelle to the boiling water and cook as the label directs; drain. 
  6. Nestle the pork in the sauce and cook, stirring gently, until the pork is just cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the 1/4 cup of sour cream. Serve over the cooked noodles or pappardelle, topped with sour cream and dill sprigs.