|Course||Hot starter or main dish|
|Place of origin||Poland|
|Main ingredients||Various meats, sauerkraut, cabbage|
Bigos (Polish pronunciation:
The Polish word
bigos is probably of German origin, but its exact etymology is disputed. According to the Polish loanword dictionary edited by Elżbieta Sobol, it may derive from German begossen, meaning "doused" or "basted".
 Jerzy Bralczyk similarly derives the word from archaic German Beiguss, "sauce".