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new england boiled dinner

a recipe by
Stormy Stewart
Mio, MI

I know traditionally it is done with corned beef but I prefer it this way. It is the last remaining thing I have a an ex who has passed on. Although he was a bit crazy he was a great cook. Here's to you Scotchy (Scott) your legacy lives on.

serves way to many (party size or family reunion)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 3 Hr 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For new england boiled dinner

  • 1
    ham shank
  • 4-6 lg
    sweet potatoes cut into 4 inch chunks (they cook the fastest and so make them larger )
  • 4
    onions cut into half around middle
  • 4-6 lg
    white potatoes cut into 3 inch slices or large chunks
  • 2-4
    rutabaga cut into 2-3 inch chunks
  • 1 lg
    cabbage head or two smaller
  • 1 pkg
    baby carrots (the larger size pk)
  • 2-3
    bay leaves
  • 4-6
    garlic or two tablespoons diced from jar
  • 8-12
    chicken bouillon cubes (i use 12)
  • 1 Tbsp
    italian seasoning or a well rounded teaspoon

How To Make new england boiled dinner

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • 2
    Put all in a turkey roaster and fill with enough water to cover the veggies
  • 3
    Cook 3 1/2 hours or until the veggies are soft.
  • 4
    serve in a lipped plate with a little liquid.
  • 5
    To make the remainder soup Veggie Ham soup Simply chop the leftover ham into bite sized pieces and mash the veggies slightly in the liquid. Makes a lot and freezes well. For split pea soup Using the liquid only (reserve the rest) cook split peas in liquid until soft then add the ham cut into bite sized pieces and put in the veggies and mash with a potato masher until a size you like and reheat and serve