Boiled Dinner with Ham Hocks, Grandma's

Kathie Carr


Grandma loved this boiled dinner with ham hocks. I use ham or corned beef when I make it but I want to post the original for the cookbook I am working on.

If you like old fashioned ham hocks you might like this one.


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20 Min
2 Hr


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potatoes (peeled and quartered)
carrots (cut into 2 inch lengths)
onions, quartered
1 tsp
garlic salt
3 lb
ham hocks, corned beef, or ham
2 tsp
dill seed
1/2 tsp
1 qt
beef broth
1 large
cabbage quartered, and cut in half

How to Make Boiled Dinner with Ham Hocks, Grandma's


  • 1In a 5 to 6 quart stock pot, combine potatoes, carrots, onion, and garlic.
    Place the meat on top of the vegetables; sprinkle with dill seed and pepper. Pour the broth over the all. Meat should be covered. Add water, if needed to raise level of liquid.
  • 2Cover and cook on simmer for 2-2 1/2 hours. Watch level of liquid while cooking to keep all ingredients in simmering liquid. Meat should be almost done, if so add cabbage. (Otherwise cook a bit longer before adding cabbage.) Cook 30-40 minutes more until meat and cabbage are done.

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Course/Dish: Pork

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