Pieczonki is a hearty and flavorful Polish dish that combines smoked meats, vegetables, and sauerkraut in a delicious one-pot meal. Slow-cooked to perfection, this rustic and satisfying dish is perfect for family gatherings or cozy evenings at home.

Get ready to indulge in the rich flavors of Pieczonki, a traditional Polish dish that's sure to become a favorite in your kitchen. With a mouth-watering combination of smoked meats, vegetables, and sauerkraut, this slow-cooked one-pot meal is not only easy to prepare but also incredibly satisfying. Perfect for sharing with friends and family, Pieczonki is a must-try recipe for anyone looking to explore the delightful world of Polish cuisine.

Prep Time

30 minutes

Cook Time

2 hours




  • 400g smoked bacon, sliced
  • 300g smoked sausage, sliced
  • 500g pork ribs, separated
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 4 carrots, chopped
  • 400g potatoes, chopped
  • 1 beetroot, chopped
  • 100g dried mushrooms
  • 1 cabbage, large leaf reserved and the rest chopped
  • 400g sauerkraut
  • 500ml white beer
  • 300ml chicken stock
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste


  1. Line the inside of a large pot with the reserved cabbage leaf.

  2. Add the pork ribs to the pot and cover with half of the sauerkraut. Season with 1 tablespoon of black pepper.

  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the sliced bacon, smoked sausage, chopped potatoes, carrots, and beetroot.

  4. Add a handful of the sausage mixture to the pot, followed by the chopped cabbage. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

  5. Continue layering the remaining sausage mixture, sauerkraut, carrots, and dried mushrooms in the pot, ensuring not to pack the ingredients too tightly.

  6. Pour the white beer and chicken stock into the pot.

  7. Cover the pot with the remaining cabbage leaf and close the lid.

  8. Cook the Pieczonki on low heat for 2 hours. Enjoy!


Use a large pot with a lid for cooking.


We are Slawek Kalkraut and Krzysztof Szymanski, two Polish friends living in Ireland. Over our ten years of friendship, we’ve bonded over a mutual love of braving the elements to create mouthwatering meals. MenWithThePot started as an Instagram page where we shared our outdoor creations with friends and family but quickly snowballed into a passion project that people all over the world began to connect with. Our Tik Tok account took our little project to a whole new level and after designing and selling our very own knife, we decided to go all-in and commit to MenWithThePot full time.