Instant Pot Bigos

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.

5 from 3 votes

Instant Pot Bigos

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
Calories 419 kcal


  • 1/2 medium cabbage thinly sliced and boiled
  • 4 cups sauerkraut
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 1/2 lb bacon sliced
  • 1 lb pork diced
  • 1 lb Kielbasa sausage sliced
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil


  1. Boil sauerkraut in about 2 cups of water, strain and set sour water aside.

  2. Put cooking oil, garlic, sausage, onionsand bacon into the Instant Pot and select “Sauté”.

  3. Sauté for about 3 minutes and add diced pork.

  4. Sauté for about 4 minutes and keep aside.

  5. Combine sauerkraut, cooked cabbage, tomato paste, sour water, cooked meats, onions, garlic and spices.

  6. Let simmer for about 1 hour and dish out. 

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