An easy, budget-friendly slow cooker, all in one pot, meal.

Shez

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
8 hrs 30 mins
total:
8 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place turkey ham flat-side down over a bed of baby carrots and red potatoes in a slow cooker. Drop the garlic in and place the cabbage wedges over the turkey ham. Pour enough chicken broth to cover.

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  • Cook on Low for 8 hours, then stir in the pearl onions, cooking until the onions are tender, about 30 more minutes.

Cook's Notes

This is traditionally served on a plate, without the broth. However, my husband eats this like a soup, in a bowl, with the broth.

Don't rush home to make it on time for 8 hours. I've cooked it for 10 hours on a late day, and it was still wonderful.

Nutrition Facts

312 calories; protein 19.7g; carbohydrates 50.9g; fat 4.2g; cholesterol 54.5mg; sodium 893mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2010
Talk about comfort foods! This was my favorite when I was a kid. The only change I would make is to use a "real" ham. Also, I have never tried a slow cooker for this...but am going to give it a shot. Thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/06/2011
This dish was bland but with added seasonings was ok. We did not care for the cabbage which tasted "off". I put in 4 cups of broth (the recipe calls for 2c.) and it still wasn't enough to cover all like it tells you to. So ingredients/instructions are off there. I will probably not make this again. Read More
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21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2010
Talk about comfort foods! This was my favorite when I was a kid. The only change I would make is to use a "real" ham. Also, I have never tried a slow cooker for this...but am going to give it a shot. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2011
Made this yesterday and I used a real ham but other than that didn't change a thing and it was perfect. Reminds me of my grandmothers cooking. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/13/2010
I couldn't actually find a 1-lb turkey ham, so I used the 2-lb one... and I'm glad I did. We ate it all and it was fantastic! The 'soup' and veggies that we didn't finish with the first meal, we added some corned beef to a couple of days later to make an improvised corned beef and cabbage. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2014
To clear up some questions- I'm from Boston MA (originally) and we ate this often. layered flavors " comfort food kind of dishes. I use Turkey Ham because the pork ham leaves the dish a little greasy for me and the turkey ham seems to become a little more fall-apart tender to me. I put the garlic cloves in whole. They become sweet and tender without over-powering the dish. I always serve with a pat of butter. Sorry that I forgot that. I've begun adding caraway seeds from time to time which is a yummy addition and will top with some sour cream next time that I do. Great idea! Thanks! I like my cabbage super soft but for the people who find the flavor too strong or the person who found the cabbage flavor "off " adding it at the end is a great idea! I also love the polish kielbasa idea. We'll have to try it. I'll bet it adds another wonderful layer of flavor! The beauty of these Old-World dishes is that you get to alter them in very small ways to make them your own. We even substitute parsnips turnips and/or cauliflower for the potatoes sometimes and its super yummy! I hope that cleared some things up for you all and I hope it's continued to be enjoyed! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/26/2010
I would use turkey sausage for this. Yum. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/07/2011
The most important thing about this recipe is to remember using a turkey ham is different then using a regular ham. I have tried boiled dinner in a slow cooker with a regular ham and it did not work out as well for me as the reviewer "Alilaw" who seems to of had great results. This is a recipe even I can't mess up (too much) we'll see next time. I will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/06/2011
This dish was bland but with added seasonings was ok. We did not care for the cabbage which tasted "off". I put in 4 cups of broth (the recipe calls for 2c.) and it still wasn't enough to cover all like it tells you to. So ingredients/instructions are off there. I will probably not make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/02/2013
I used regular ham and I honestly thought the flavor was kind of cooked out of it. I also added some polish kielbasa and it was great! Next time I will skip the ham and only use kielbasa. I also used pearl onions but I think regular would have been just as good if not better. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/29/2011
Over-all good. I did find the ingredients and preparations was somewhat laking. For instance the garlic cloves are they crushed? Thrown in as is? Are they chopped or minced? It does make a difference in the taste and precise instructions would be greatly appreciated in future postings. -dsd Read More
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