Classic Irish Boiled Dinner

Classic Irish Boiled Dinner


"I grew up eating this boiled dinner on Sundays When I visited my Irish Granny. One of the things that makes this recipe special is that instead of corned beef, it calls for Smoked Shoulder. Oh What A yummy smell will fill your kitchen as this cooks!"


1 h 20 m servings 753 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 753 kcal
  • 38%
  • Fat:
  • 40.6 g
  • 63%
  • Carbs:
  • 63.5g
  • 20%
  • Protein:
  • 38.4 g
  • 77%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 130 mg
  • 43%
  • Sodium:
  • 2715 mg
  • 109%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the smoked pork into a large pot and fill with enough water to cover. Season with salt and pepper, cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 30 minutes.
  2. Add the carrots, potato, cabbage and onions; cover and continue to simmer. Use kitchen string to tie the green beans into a bundle. Add them to the pot, cover and continue to cook until the carrots and potatoes are tender, about 25 minutes.
  3. To serve, remove pork to a serving dish. Arrange vegetables around it. Allow the pork to rest about 10 minutes before slicing.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 33 Ratings


This is how I've made my boiled dinner for years (even with my Irish background, I never cared for corned beef). However I don't add green beans and I always get a big smoked shoulder (arox 9 lb...

I grew up on ham boiled dinners.The only thing better is to cut everything up and fry it for hash for leftovers,with a couple fried eggs on the side.Yummy!Yummy!

I actually made this because I tried another kmommyz recipe and loved it...This is another great one!!! the green beans are nice change and the smoked shoulder isn't as stringy or tough as the c...

This is best made with a half ham. The first time I made it to these directions and it was VERY bland! I made it a second time with a half ham, and it was much, much, much better!

I grew up with this!! (Making it this weekend too.) This recipe is awesome. Our family added rutabaga in the pot too!!

Tastes just like the boiled dinner my grandfather used to make. Great comfort food and the leftovers taste even better. I did add some lemon pepper seasoning and other spices to the water. I cho...

I used to eat this all the time growing up. I could never find a recipe untill now. We always called it New England boiled dinner. When I look that up all I find is corn beef recipes. I just wan...

i grew up eating boiled dinner...with ham. made it the same way, but cut up the ham, and added it along with ham stock to water, and veggies (no green beans) and let it cook. and ate it like a...

When I saw this cut of really cheap smoked meat in the market, I knew I had to do something with it. Thanks for the recipe, easy and delish. I just need to buy a bigger pot to fit it all in, a f...