Slow Cooker Pork Paprikash

This simple Crockpot Pork Paprikash recipe, prepared with pork tenderloin, spices, and sour cream, is the epitome of lightened-up comfort food.

Slow Cooker Pork Paprikash

Paprikash is a typical Hungarian dinner cooked with pork shoulder and plenty of full-fat sour cream. It’s named “paprikash” because it makes extensive use of the paprika spice, which is popular in many Hungarian recipes. The beef is cooked in a rich sauce for a long period, until it virtually breaks apart (which makes it ideal for slow cooking).

Because this is Slender Kitchen and we prefer healthier meals, I lightened this recipe by substituting out the pork shoulder for a much thinner pork tenderloin cut, as well as a lower-fat sour cream. The rest remains the same.

If you want to make chicken paprikash, this recipe works equally well with chicken breasts or thighs.

How do you prepare Pork Paprikash in the Slow Cooker?

When I say this recipe is simple, I mean it. This can be done in four easy steps!

First, season the pork with salt and pepper. Second, place the pork in the slow cooker and cover with the vegetables and herbs. Third, create a sauce with paprika, caraway, Worcestershire sauce, red wine vinegar, chicken stock, and tomato paste; pour over the pork. Fourth, simmer for 8 hours on low heat, then shred and combine with the sour cream.

If this recipe doesn’t scream delicious, easy slow cooker meal, I don’t know what does.

Side Dishes Idea

If you’re looking for something snug and comfortable, this Swedish Meatballs is the perfect side dish. It’s tasty and healthful.

Garlic Mashed Potatoes complement this paprikash recipe nicely and make an excellent side dish if you’re following a low-carb diet.

A side salad pairs well with almost any dinner and is simple to prepare. Any lettuce or green can be used as a basis, then topped with your favorite vegetables. What? No dressing? Make a basic one by dusting (or spraying) olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper over your greens.

What’s the distinction between goulash and Pork Paprikash?

Both are fun things to pronounce and excellent foods, but they are not the same.

Goulash is another Hungarian cuisine, although it is more of a stew prepared with meat or veal and vegetables. It currently incorporates paprika as its main spice, despite the fact that it was not customarily seasoned with that spice until the 16th century.

As previously noted, paprikash is a Hungarian meal that resembles goulash but does not normally include vegetables such as potatoes, which are commonly used in goulash varieties.

How does paprikash taste like?

Slow Cooker Pork Paprikash has a spicy (from the paprika) and slightly sour (from the sour cream) flavor profile. It smells pretty aromatic and has a great savory flavor, which I believe you will thoroughly appreciate.

Have I convinced you to try this delectable dish? Put this on your Sunday dinner plan; I believe you’ll discover it’s a comfort food dish you’ll return to over and over.

Is this a low carb recipe?

If you are following a low carb diet, such as Paleo or Keto, I recommend serving this meal over cauliflower rice or spaghetti squash rather than rice or regular egg noodles.

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Slow Cooker Pork Paprikash

Slow Cooker Pork Paprikash

This simple Crockpot Pork Paprikash with pork tenderloin, plenty of spices, and sour cream is lightened up comfort cuisine at its best.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 2.5 lbs lean pork tenderloin
  • 1 cup onion diced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp ground caraway
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp. fresh thyme
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream


  • Season the pork with salt and pepper.
  • Combine pork, onions, peppers, garlic, and thyme in the slow cooker.
  • Mix in the paprika, caraway, Worcestershire sauce, red wine vinegar, chicken stock, and tomato paste. Pour over the meat.
  • Cook on low for eight hours. When ready to serve, shred the pork with two forks and add the sour cream.
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