Borsos Tokany a Hungarian Pork Stew

Borsos Tokany a Hungarian Pork Stew

prep time: 5 MINUTES

cook time: 1 HOUR 10 MINUTES

total time: 1 HOUR 15 MINUTES

This Hungarian pepper pork stew is called borsos tokany and is a rare Hungarian dish that features no paprika and it tastes amazing!


  • 350g (12 oz) Pork Collar or Blade
  • 125g (4 oz) Thick Slab of Fatty Bacon
  • 75g (½ Cup) Onion
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 1-2 Tsp Black Pepper
  • ¼-½ Tsp Salt
  • 250ml (1 Cup) Water
  • 50g (3 Tbsp) Sour Cream
  • 1 Tbsp Flour


  1. Cut the bacon into batons 5mm (¼”) in profile and 2.5-3cm 1(-1¼”) long.
  2. Add the bacon to a 28cm or 11″ frying pan over a medium high heat and cook for 5-6 minutes.
  3. Cut the onion into a 5mm (¼”) dice.
  4. Chop the garlic as finely as you can.
  5. Add the onion to the pan with the bacon and cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Cut the pork into batons 1.5cm (½”) in profile and 4-5cm (1½-2″) long.
  7. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  8. Add the pork and season generously with salt.
  9. Turn up the heat and fry for 5 minutes.
  10. Pour in the water, add the pepper and reduce the heat to medium-low.
  11. Stir, add a lid and cook for 45 minutes.
  12. Mix together the sour cream and flour.
  13. Stir the sour cream mix into the sauce and cook the flour out for 3-4 minutes.