Adding back some tenderness and flavor to overcooked pork loin to make a delicious meal to save for the future.

Fix Overcooked Pork Loin with Paprika and Sour Cream

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Spring has started and so has grilling season. We grill out as often as I can, but it takes me awhile to figure out the hot spots and the timing when grilling.This past week I overcooked my pork loin. It was okay to eat right off the grill, but it became more dried out after it cooled. I wanted to save the left over pork loin and find a use for it in a dish. Here’s a great meal to fix your overcooked pork loin.


How to fix ruined meat

Meat becomes dry and tough when overcooked when the fat and moisture is too cooked out of the meat. So to fix overcooked pork loin you need a recipe that includes fat and moisture for the meat to settle in. Popping the meat into a soup won’t fix the solution. You will just end up with tough pieces of meat floating in your soup. This is recipe is a simmering hearty sauce that goes great over a bed of thick noodles. All of these ingredients are typically found in the fridge or pantry.  I used my homemade chicken stock, find out how to make your own by following the link.

Pork Loin with Paprika and Sour Cream

Pork Loin with Paprika and Sour Cream


  • 1 cup cooked (or overcooked) pork loin, cubed
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Saute onions until soft, stirring often for approximately 5 minutes. Add minced garlic until aromatic. Add mushrooms and saute for additional 3 minutes.
  3. Add can of tomatoes and chicken stock.
  4. In separate bowl mix together pork loin, sour cream and paprika until well combined.
  5. Add coated meat to saute pan. Simmer all ingredients together for 10 minutes.
  6. Serve hot over noodles or rice.


This sauce thickens and flavors improve with time. Great to make ahead and throw in the freezer or fridge to save for a later date.

This was a terrific sauce over hearty egg noodles but could be served over rice or on a roll. It was devoured by my husband and myself. The kids enjoyed the egg noodles but alas were suspicious of the combination of flavors, textures and colors. That can happen no biggie, they will most likely get another chance to try it once I over cook another pork loin.

Thank you for joining us this tasty Tuesday. What are your favorite ways to fix your food rather than throwing it away?

Adding back some tenderness and flavor to overcooked pork loin to make a delicious meal to save for the future.

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9 thoughts on “Fix Overcooked Pork Loin with Paprika and Sour Cream

  1. What a great way to revive and overcooked dish. I never think of these things. I end up suffering with dry meat if I overcook it. I’m going to file this one in my recipe book for sure. Thank you fr sharing your post in the All For Mamas Link Party Week 8 #allformamas

  2. I’m rubbish at cooking meats, so it’s great to find ways to fix the food I woud usualy break and just mak emy husband suffer through!! #bestandworst

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  3. Whether the meat is dried out from over cooking or not, this looks like a terrific recipe for pork. Pork is much cheaper than beef so its always a great budget saver. Thank you for the recipe.

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