Pork and pepper goulash recipe

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serves: 4
Skill: easy
Cooking: 50 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 250 kCal 13%
Fat 7g 10%
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  • Our pork goulash recipe is perfect if you're looking for a new pork recipe that's full of flavour!

    Our easy pork goulash recipe is perfect for feeding a crowd. It can easily be scaled up or down depending on how many people you’re cooking for. The smoked sweet paprika delivers lots of flavour in this delicious dinner.

    This recipe takes minimal effort to prepare. Taking only 50 minutes to cook, this dish makes a great option as a midweek meal if you’re bored of the same old dinners.

    This pork goulash would work brilliantly paired with a lightly spiced wine to cut through the creaminess. Our goulash has to be one of our favourite pork recipes.

    Once cooled, leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. Reheat thoroughly and ensure food is piping hot before serving.


    • 550g (1lb 4oz) pork fillet (tenderloin) or pork belly
    • 1tbsp sunflower oil
    • 1 large onion, peeled and sliced
    • 200g (8oz) mushrooms (optional)
    • 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
    • 1 tbsp mild paprika (or smoked paprika if you can find it)
    • 600ml (1pt) chicken stock
    • 2tbsp tomato purée
    • 1 large red pepper, deseeded and cut into small pieces
    • 2tsp cornflour


    • Cut the pork into cubes, trimming off fat. Heat half the oil in a large pan and fry the pork over a high heat until browned. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.

    • Add the rest of the oil to the pan and fry the onion and garlic for 5 mins. Stir in the paprika and cook for 1 min then gradually pour in the stock and bring to the boil. Stir in the tomato purée and return the pork to the pan. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

    • Simmer for 15 mins then add the pepper and the mushrooms (if desired). Simmer for 10 mins until tender. Blend the cornflour to a smooth paste with a little cold water and stir in. Simmer for 3-4 mins, stirring, until the sauce has thickened. Scatter with freshly chopped parsley and serve with buttery rice or egg noodles.

    Top tip for making Pork and pepper goulash

    Stir in a dollop of crème fraiche or double cream at the end to give the dish an extra-creamy flavour.

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