Tastier than borscht and cabbage stew: hearty Polish bigos for lunch and dinner

Iryna MelnichenkoLS Food
Cabbage and pork bigos recipe. Source: Credits

Bigos is a traditional Polish dish based on meat and cabbage. According to the classic recipe, it is made from a mixture of fresh and sauerkraut. Various meat ingredients, smoked meats, dried fruits, and alcohol are added to the dish. It is better to prepare the dish in advance so that it can infuse and taste particularly rich.

Delicious Bigos

The cook shared on Instagram a recipe for a very tasty and satisfying cabbage bigos with meat and spices.

Recipe of the dish


  • 1 head of young cabbage
  • 600-800 g of pork ribs
  • oil
  • 1 piece of onion
  • 100 g of dried white mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp ketchup


  • Mexican hot
  • garlic salt with herbs
  • smoked paprika
  • for stewed dishes

Method of preparation:

1. Fry the ribs, add spices, onions, and pre-soaked porcini mushrooms. Add the water from the mushrooms, and a little plain water, and simmer for 1.5 hours.

Fried meat with onions

2. Finely chop the cabbage, add to the pan, add ketchup, and simmer for another 15-20 minutes.

Ready to eat

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