Bigos – Meaty Baked Cabbage



This is my attempt at cooking a well know Polish dish – Bigos. It’s stewed cabbage with smoked sausage, mushroom and carrots. I used a Tefal 10 in 1 multi-cooker to get this result but a large saucepan or a Le Creuset Casserole dish will work just as well.

Bigos – Meaty Baked Cabbage

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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If you want to give this recipe ago it's worth seeking out your local specialist Polish delicatessen or Polish shop in order to get hold of some authentic ingredients.

For Christmas I was lucky enough to be the recipient of a Tefal 10 in 1 Multicooker and I’ve been eager to test it out and give it a whirl.

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Anyway! The first meal I’ve cooked with Tefal 10 in 1 Multicooker is one that I’ve wanted to make for a while, but lacked the confidence. It’s a very simplified version of a Polish dish called Bigos.


  • 400g – 500g smoked sausage cut into coins
  • 1 large savoy cabbage cut into thin strips (or a large jar of sauerkraut)
  • 4 large tomatoes cut into eights
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1 large carrot diced
  • 1 tablespoon of sweet paprika
  • 250g of button mushrooms cut into slices
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh dill to garnish


  1. First, fry off the smoked sausage, onion and carrot until the onions are soft and sausage begins to colour. Season with salt and pepper and then add the sweet paprika.
  2. Incorporate the mushrooms into the mix and fry for two to three minutes more.
  3. Add the shredded cabbage (or sauerkraut) and tomatoes into the pot and stir.
  4. Turn onto a medium heat, cover and cook for approximately 35-40 minutes until the cabbage is soft.
  5. Garnish with fresh dill.

To be fair, if you don’t have a Tefal 10 in 1 Multicooker, a Le Creuset Casserole dish or a large saucepan will suffice.

As they say in Poland – smacznego! 🙂




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