Instant Pot Bigos

Sliced cabbage mixed with sausage and pork cubes in red sauce

Bigos, also known as Polish Hunter Stew is a traditional recipe from Poland. Bigos is a rich flavorful stew and it tastes better if it is cooked longer.

Sliced cabbage mixed with sausage and pork cubes in red sauce

This time we are making it using the Instant Pot pressure cooker, means we save time and yet get a delicious result!

Can I use chicken?

Yes. You can replace the 1 lb of pork with 1lb of chicken, cut into cubes as well.

How to serve?

Here are some ideas for side dishes:

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Sliced cabbage mixed with sausage and pork cubes in red sauce

Instant Pot Bigos

A warming and hearty dish that’s incredibly flavorsome…
4.80 from 44 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: European, Polish
Keyword: Bigos, cabbage, sauerkraut
Prep Time: 13 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 7 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Corrie


  • ½ cabbage sliced and boiled
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ lb bacon sliced
  • 1 lb pork diced
  • 1 lb Kielbasa sausage sliced
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 cups sauerkraut
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Boil sauerkraut in about 2 cups of water, strain and set sour water aside.
  • Press "Saute" and add olive oil.
  • Add bacon and saute for a few minutes. Take it out and keep aside.
  • Add pork and sausage and saute for 5 minutes until brown. Take it out and keep aside.
  • Add garlic and onion and saute until golden.
  • Add cabbage, sauerkraut, tomato paste, sour water, pork, salt and pepper and chicken stock. Stir well.
  • Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 50 minutes.
  • When cooking time is complete, do a quick release and open the lid.
  • Add bacon slices on top and serve 🙂


Calories: 466kcal Carbohydrates: 11g Protein: 12g Fat: 42g Saturated Fat: 16g Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g Monounsaturated Fat: 19g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 68mg Sodium: 713mg Potassium: 557mg Fiber: 4g Sugar: 5g Vitamin A: 342IU Vitamin C: 19mg Calcium: 47mg Iron: 2mg
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6 thoughts on “Instant Pot Bigos

  1. Oops, Sorry! My eyes totally missed the direction to cook the bacon in the beginning of the recipe 🙂

  2. This recipe looks delicious! However, it doesn’t use any of the Instant Pot features except Sauté. It would be interesting to use the pressure cook function to see what sort of results you’d get...not to mention the reduction in cooking time.

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