Smoked pork shoulder for a New England Boiled Dinner
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New England Boiled Dinner

This is more of a traditional Irish meal than Corned Beef, likely because of beef being a more expensive dish.  Pork is and always has been more prevalent.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Irish
Servings: 8
Calories: 392kcal


  • 5-7 lb Smoked Pork Shoulder
  • 1 lb Carrot peeled cut in 1 inch chunks
  • 1 Head of Cabbage cut into 6 or 8 wedges depending on size
  • 2 lbs. Red Bliss Potatoes cut in ½
  • 1 Onion large, cut in ¼’s


  • In Large stock pot, place shoulder, cover with water
  • Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer, simmer for 2 – 3 hours with lid on
  • Once meat is tender, (Internal temperature of 195), remove the meat, add vegetables
  • Cook until tender Remove vegetables, place on platter for service
  • Serve Sliced shoulder with vegetables and sauce or with whole grain mustard


Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 211mg | Potassium: 1500mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 192% | Vitamin C: 69.1% | Calcium: 10.3% | Iron: 20.4%