New England Boiled Dinner

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 2-3/4 hours


10 servings

Updated: Oct. 20, 2022
I enjoy fixing this dish on chilly days. I also use this recipe on St. Patrick's Day since all the ingredients are appropriate for that traditional meal.


  • 1 corned beef brisket (3 to 4 pounds)
  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon
  • 6 medium carrots
  • 1 to 2 medium turnips, quartered
  • 6 medium potatoes, peeled and halved
  • 2 medium onions, quartered
  • 1 small head cabbage, cut into quarters


  1. Place brisket and enclosed seasoning packet in Dutch oven with enough water to cover. Simmer, covered, about 1 hour. Add bacon; simmer 1 to 1-1/2 hours longer or until beef is tender.
  2. Remove brisket from Dutch oven and keep warm. Discard bacon; strain stock. Return stock to Dutch oven. Add carrots and turnips; simmer for 10 minutes Add potatoes and onions; simmer for 15 minutes more. Add cabbage, simmer for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Return brisket to stock; heat through. Place meat on a large platter with vegetables around it.