A Real Irish Boiled Dinner Recipe

A Real Irish Boiled Dinner

ginny F Recipe

By ginny F

Both my family and my husbands mother's hailed from Ireland. We have made this traditional Irish dinner for many Sundays and St. Patrick Day dinners. Enjoy!

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45 Min
3 Hr 30 Min


smoked pork shoulder
3 lb
onions peeled and cut in half
5 lb
carrots, peeled and cut into 2 inch pieces
large ruttabegga peeled and cut into large chunks
5 lb
idaho potatoes peeled and cut in half
4 lb
grey corned beef
large head of cabbage

Directions Step-By-Step

In the biggest pot you have, add the smoke shoulder and corned beef.Fill with water to cover meat. On high heat bring the meat up to a boil. Then turn down to simmer for 2 hours. Add ruttabegga and cook for 45 minutes. Then add onions and carrots. Cook for twenty minutes. Then add cabbage. Cook cabbage for 15 minutes and add potatoes. Cook all until vegetables are soft and meat is tender. Add water when necessary to keep meat and vegetables covered.
Serve with mustard or malt vinegar.
Place in multiple serving bowls: Slices of Pork shoulder, carrots, potatoes, cabbage wedges, corned beef, and onions. serve family style with crusty bread. Second day servings are even better when fried with bacon fat or butter!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Pork