Ellen Bales Recipe


By Ellen Bales Starwriter

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Stove Top

Ellen's Story

This is the dish, as far as I can remember, that my mother used to make on New Year's Day for good luck in the coming year.
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1 large
cabbage head
4-5 lb
boneless smoked ham
8 large
potatoes, peeled and quartered
6 medium
carrots, cubed
1 c
chopped celery
1 medium
onion, chopped
1 tsp

Directions Step-By-Step

Put all ingredients into a large, uncovered Dutch oven or soup pot with enough water to cover halfway. Turn heat to medium high and bring to a boil.
Turn the heat down to low, cover, and simmer for at least two hours.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #cabbage, #ham, #good-luck

  • Comments

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  • user
    Cindi Davis CakeQueenRecipes - Nov 18, 2012
    yum i love cabbage this sounds great!!!!!!!!
  • user
    Nancy Allen mawmawnan - Nov 18, 2012
    Love ham & cabbage Ellen! My mother-in-law made this every so often and it was like this. So glad you posted this because I never got her recipe before she passed away.
  • user
    Ellen Bales Starwriter - Nov 18, 2012
    This is the way my mother made it, just plain and simple, nothing fancy about it. And we loved it! I hope you do too.