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.

Instant Pot Bigos
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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
  • 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
  • Boil sauerkraut in about 2 cups of water, strain and set sour water aside.
  • Put cooking oil, garlic, sausage, onionsand bacon into the Instant Pot and select “Sauté”.
  • Sauté for about 3 minutes and add diced pork.
  • Sauté for about 4 minutes and keep aside.
  • Combine sauerkraut, cooked cabbage, tomato paste, sour water, cooked meats, onions, garlic and spices.
  • Let simmer for about 1 hour and dish out. 
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2 thoughts on “Instant Pot Bigos

  1. 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.

    1. Thank you! I agree, I think it would work well if you pressure cook it for just 5 minutes. Please let me know how it turns out if you try it that way!

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