Hunters' Stew From Warsaw (Bigos Warszawski)

Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs

The intermarriage of French and Polish nobility was greatly responsible for adding a distinctive French flair to traditional Polish cooking. This recipe is considered "high Polish Cuisine" as compared to - Bigos, Hunters' Stew - the peasant version. Both have been posted by request. *Bigos is made with a only a small amount of added liquid.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown pork in the hot bacon drippings.
  2. Place in a kettle and add sauerkraut, sausage, water and boullion cube.
  3. Cover and simmer until the pork is tender (1 to 1 1/2 hours).
  4. In the meantime, add the cabbage to a pot of boiling water, reduce heat, simmer 20 minutes and drain.
  5. Saute the bacon and onion until golden, add the flour mixed with water and stir until smooth.
  6. Stir into the pork- sauerkraut mixture and add the tomato paste, cabbage, mushrooms, salt and pepper.
  7. Simmer for 10 minutes, add wine and serve with steamed potatoes or crusty rye bread.


Most Helpful

Just the way my Grandmother makes it..I made it as a side dish this Easter, it really should have been the main dish ( as much as i made) Love it, love it..Thank you for putting such a true polish recipe out there...

Gracie0528 April 11, 2007

this was awesome !!! thank you i had bigos from a polish deli in chicago and this was even better than i remember it being , i will cherish this recipe

foodbaa January 08, 2013

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