Porkolt (Hungarian Stew) Made With Pork recipe 

Tasteful stew Törkölt smells like paprika and bell peppers. Easy to make with minimal pieces. After browning, dice boneless pork chops to save time. Salt can be added to stew from canned tomatoes. Real Hungarian paprika works best. We like noodles, but galuska or rice work too.  

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– 5 slices bacon, diced – 2 large onions, diced – ¼ cup Hungarian paprika – 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder – ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper – 5 pounds boneless pork chops, trimmed – 1 large yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced – 2 (14 ounce) cans diced tomatoes, with liquid – ⅔ cup beef broth – 2 cups reduced-fat sour cream – 2 (6 ounce) packages wide egg noodle


Step 1

In a big, deep skillet, fry bacon evenly for 10 minutes over medium-high heat. Save drain drips. Add onions to bacon and fry until transparent. Remove skillet from heat and add paprika, garlic powder, and pepper into bacon. Place ingredients in a large stockpot.   


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Step 2

Return some bacon drippings to the skillet over medium-high heat. Brown pork chops on both sides in hot drippings in batches. Add bacon drippings to batches as needed. Use a paper towel to remove grease from pork chops on a chopping board. Mix bite-sized chunks into bacon mixture. 

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Step 3

Heat a small amount of the bacon drippings in the skillet; cook and stir the bell pepper in the hot drippings until softened and fragrant; drain on a plate lined with paper towels. Stir the cooked pepper into the bacon mixture.

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Step 4

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Heat beef broth and tomatoes with liquid in a stockpot over medium-high heat. Simmer and lower heat to medium-low. Cook the stew for 90 minutes, stirring regularly, until thickened. Stir sour cream into stew shortly before serving.

Step 5

 Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil; add egg noodles and boil again. Uncover and stir regularly until pasta is cooked through but firm to the bite, about 5 minutes. Drain carefully in a washbasin colander. Serve stew over drained noodles. 

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