How to Make Spanish Style Pork ‘Secreto’ Simmered in a Rich, Smoky Paprika Infused Sauce


by Papri Spice



Full Recipes:

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes
Ready in: Under 1 hour

Makes 4 main meal servings

When it comes to comfort food, you really can’t go past this recipe! Spanish pork ‘secreto’ simmered in a rich, smoky paprika-infused sauce is the ultimate recipe for enjoying with plenty of fresh bread or mashed potato.

This recipe harnesses a bunch of typical Spanish ingredients and the result is a wonderful, rich, and hearty stew that comes together in under an hour and only requires around 10 minutes of prep work. The quantities in this recipe make 4 large main meal servings, or can easily be stretched out to serve 6 alongside some fresh bread, mash, or rice.

Here’s what you’ll need for this recipe:

1 pork loin fillet (around 21 oz./600 grams)*
1 tablespoon Extra virgin olive oil
1 large onion, diced fine
3 medium carrots, roughly chopped
4 large ripe tomatoes, grated and skin removed (or 14 oz./400g tinned diced tomatoes)
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon Spanish smoked paprika (we used Spanish La Vera smoked paprika)
½ teaspoon white pepper
½ teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
7 oz/200g red Piquillo Peppers, drained and sliced
3.5 oz./100g pitted olives (black or green, up to you)
1 tablespoon capers, drained
7 fl oz./200ml vegetable stock (homemade or store-bought)
1 bay leaf (if making stock)
6 black peppercorns (if making stock)
1 large sprig of fresh rosemary (optional)
Salt and pepper (to taste)

___Equipment Needed___
1 large 12-inch/30 cm skillet
1 medium-sized pot (for cooking the veggie stock)
Collander/strainer and ladle
Sharp kitchen knife and cutting board

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