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New England Boiled Dinner Recipe

It’s more than just corned beef and cabbage. New England Boiled Dinner is a one-pot comfort food that can be served year-round.

By Yankee Magazine

Mar 08 2022

Stockpot of New England Boil

New England Boil of corned beef, cabbage, carrots and potatoes

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You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy this staple. An easy meal that doesn’t sacrifice heartiness, New England Boiled Dinner is a blend of flavorful vegetables and salty corned beef that will be sure to gather a crowd around your table.

For another boiled dinner recipe, seeEasy Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe.

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8 servings


4 pounds corned beef
15 peppercorns
8 whole garlic cloves
1 bay leaf
8 small beets
2 turnips, cut into pieces
16 small new potatoes, peeled
16 baby carrots
8 small white onions
1 head cabbage, cut into 8 wedge-shaped pieces


Cover beef with water and simmer 10 minutes, covered, in a large kettle. Skim off and discard the residue that forms on top of water. Add peppercorns, cloves, and bay leaf. Cover and simmer 3 hours or until meat is tender.

Put beets in separate pan with a little water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until tender, about 30 minutes.

Add turnips, potatoes, carrots, and onions to kettle with meat. Simmer, covered, 15 minutes longer.

Add cabbage and cook, covered, 15 minutes more.

Remove meat, cut into serving pieces, and place on platter surrounded with well-drained vegetables. Serve with Irish Soda Bread.