Bigos (Polish Hunters Stew)

BramleyApples
15Ingredients
610Calories
65Minutes

There are an estimated 500,000 Polish people currently living in the United Kingdom, with many living in London, Birmingham, Bradford and Manchester. In recent years there has been a notable increase in Polish food shops, bakeries and delicatessens. Polish cuisine is a mixture of Slavic culinary traditions and is often rich in meat, winter vegetables and spices. This version of a traditional Polish dish incorporates the Bramley apple, which has been embraced by Britain’s many Polish guests.

Bigos is considered by many to be the national dish of Poland and, as such, has many variations around the country and from family to family. Some recipes use sauerkraut or pickled cabbage. We’ve used fresh cabbage for extra colour. It’s important not to stir the stew too much as it simmers or you will break up the potatoes and apples. Serve it in bowls with rye bread to mop up the delicious juices.

Ingredients

  • 75 grams bacon lardons (smoked)
  • 500 grams cubed pork
  • 1 onion (sliced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (sliced)
  • 200 grams polish sausage (such as wiejska, skinned and sliced)
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 450 milliliters chicken stock
  • 150 milliliters red wine
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons caraway seeds
  • 500 grams potatoes (peeled and cubed)
  • 500 grams Bramley apples (quartered, cored and sliced in half)
  • 175 grams cabbage (cored and sliced)
  • salt and ground black pepper
  • rye bread

Directions

  1. Heat a large saucepan, add the bacon and sauté for 4 minutes until the bacon is crisp and the fat has run. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon to a plate. Add the pork, onion, garlic and sausage to the bacon fat in the pan and sauté for 5 minutes
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to the boil. Season well, with plenty of ground black pepper and just a little salt (the bacon and sausage add their own salt)
  3. Cover and simmer for 50 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Serve ladled into bowls with rye bread

NutritionView more

610Calories
Sodium29%DV700mg
Fat34%DV22g
Protein84%DV43g
Carbs18%DV54g
Fiber32%DV8g

PER SERVING *

Calories610Calories from Fat200
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat22g34%
Saturated Fat7g35%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol130mg43%
Sodium700mg29%
Potassium1770mg51%
Protein43g84%
Calories from Fat200
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate54g18%
Dietary Fiber8g32%
Sugars20g40%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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