Classic Irish Boiled Dinner


I grew up eating this boiled dinner on Sundays when I visited my Irish granny. One thing that makes this recipe special is that it calls for a smoked shoulder instead of corned beef. Oh, what a yummy smell will fill your kitchen as this cooks!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 25 mins


  • 3 pounds smoked pork shoulder

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 6 potatoes, peeled

  • 1 large head cabbage, quartered

  • 2 large onions, quartered

  • 1/2 pound carrots, cut in half

  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed


  1. Place smoked pork shoulder into a large pot and add enough water to cover. Season with salt and pepper, cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 30 minutes.

  2. Add potatoes, cabbage, onions, and carrots to the pot and continue to simmer. Tie green beans into a bundle with kitchen string. Add to the pot, re-cover, and cook until carrots and potatoes are tender, about 25 minutes.

  3. To serve, transfer pork to a serving dish and arrange vegetables all around. Let pork rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

753 Calories
41g Fat
64g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 753
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 41g 52%
Saturated Fat 14g 71%
Cholesterol 130mg 43%
Sodium 2715mg 118%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Dietary Fiber 14g 51%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 38g
Vitamin C 136mg 682%
Calcium 193mg 15%
Iron 7mg 39%
Potassium 2093mg 45%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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