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!"
Classic Irish Boiled Dinner Classic Irish Boiled Dinner
Classic Irish Boiled Dinner Classic Irish Boiled Dinner
  • Serves
  • Prep
    15 m
  • Cook
    55 m
  • Ready In
    1 h 20 m
  • Difficulty
  • Nutritions


  • 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.


  • 3 pounds smoked pork shoulder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 large onions, quartered
  • 6 potatoes, peeled
  • 8 ounces carrots, cut in half
  • 1 large head cabbage, quartered
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
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