Do you have leftover ham from the holiday weekend? New England Boiled Dinner may be just what you’re looking for to use it up in a tasty way (though, we agree, the recipe could use a more tantalizing name). We like the taste of juicy ham combined with the mild flavor of cabbage and potatoes. Serve it as a complete meal or with Apple Gingerbread just for fun.
New England Boiled Dinner
Fix-It and Forget-It Christmas Cookbook, page 149
Makes 4 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 3-6 hours
Ideal slow cooker size: 3- to 5-qt.
2 lbs. boneless smoked ham piece
1 lb. potatoes, halved
1-lb. bag baby carrots
1 lb. cabbage, cut in wedges
¼ cup water
1. Place meat in slow cooker. Fit vegetables around meat. *
2. Add water.
3. Cover. Cook on Low 6 hours or on High 3 hours, or just until meat and vegetables are as tender as you like.
*If using leftover ham, first place the vegetables in the slow cooker without the meat. Stir in leftover pieces of ham in the last hour of cooking to avoid over-cooking the meat.