Bigos (Hunter's Stew)

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READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
YIELD: 1 stew
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 12
    lb pork
  • 12
    lb veal
  • 12
    lb beef
  • 12
    lb lamb
  • 12
    lb venison (optional)
  • 12
    lb mushroom, cooked
  • 1
    large onion, chopped
  • 14
    lb bacon
  • 12
    lb Polish sausage, cut in small pieces
  • 1
    quart sauerkraut, rinsed and drained
  • 12 - 1
    cup water or 1/2-1 cup vegetable stock
  • salt and pepper
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a very large skillet, fry the bacon.
  • Add onion, mushrooms and meat and fry until meat is lightly browned.
  • Add 1/2 cup liquid, cover and simmer until meat is tender, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  • Add more liquid if needed.
  • Add sausage and sauerkraut and cook until the flavors have blended, 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper and serve with steamed potatoes and crusty rye bread.
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