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Bigos (Polish Hunter’s Stew)

  • Author: Polish Housewife
  • Category: Main
  • Cuisine: Polish

Description

A hearty hunter’s stew, a Polish classic!


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Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound pork, diced
  • 1/2 pound beef, diced
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 medium onions, sliced
  • 1 pound slab bacon, diced
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 container mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 pounds sauerkraut, drained and rinsed
  • 4 apples, peeled, cored and grated
  • 1/2 cup pitted prunes, quartered
  • 2 pounds canned diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon caraway seeds
  • 12 peppercorns
  • 1 pound Polish sausage, quartered lengthwise and sliced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 pound ham, diced
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine

Instructions

  1. Season the pork and beef with salt and pepper
  2. Add olive oil to a large dutch oven, and saute the meat and onions in batches, cooking until the meat is browned and the onions begin to caramelize
  3. Brown the bacon
  4. Combine all the ingredients, and simmer at least two hours, or overnight
  5. Serve as is, over noodles, or with buckwheat.