Dot's Ham, Cabbage, and Potatoes Recipe -
Dot's Ham, Cabbage, and Potatoes Recipe
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Dot's Ham, Cabbage, and Potatoes

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"This was a recipe my Mom had and we ate it every St. Patrick's Day. An alternative recipe for St. Patrick's Day for those who don't care for corned beef and cabbage. Cooked together in one pot and boy is it juicy! My mom is Irish and hated the traditional corned beef, potatoes, and cabbage version. She got the basis for this recipe from her Italian Mother in Law. Add a nice warm crusty roll, butter, and a pint of Guinness or Pinot Noir and you got yourself a hearty meal to celebrate the Irish!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 20 mins

    1 hr 30 mins


  1. Place smoked pork butt in a 6-quart pot with enough water to cover; season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 1 hour.
  2. Stir in potatoes and cabbage. Simmer until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.
  3. Remove pork from soup and cut into quarters; return pork to pot until ready to serve. Season with more salt and pepper, if needed.
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Dec 11, 2012

This is a good basic recipe and was a favorite of mine as a child. Over the years, I've experimented with and now I add two quartered onions and use chicken broth instead of water....Incredible!

Mar 14, 2012

I would love to know where I can find the pork butt..years ago in Calif we had them and they were wrapped in a red colored cellophane like package, then I moved to Oregon, where not one butcher knew what I was talking about..same here in Arizona, can't find them.

Nov 19, 2014

Can you do this in a crock pot ?

Mar 10, 2012

My family loves ham and cabbage. This is a great basic recipe. The only thing I would do is add a tablespoon of caraway seed for flavor. Yum!

Oct 03, 2012

Thanks for sharing - this is exactly how I've been making it for years. It's excellent the next day (actually prefer it on day 2)! I slice the potatoes and ham and add fry it until the cabbage gets a little brown color on it. Yummy! NOTE to the reviewer who can't find pork butt in her state - pork butt is actually the port shoulder - so maybe if you ask for that you'll have better luck. It's always sold in my stores here in NJ near the ham slices - but I can still get the one labeled 'butt' in the red cellophane! Good luck!

May 27, 2014

I have always wanted to try this, my late Fiance'e was the Irish Chef at his job. I made it all for ME. Super easy, I just threw in the ham hock from Easter & cooked around it. Linda, you can use any ham slices

Mar 27, 2015

Going to try this one tomorrow.I went 4* as a temp measure till i try it because site made me rate it. Going to skimp on the potatoes myself to make it a bit more low card friendly. In response to someone above the pork butt and shoulder are actually the same cut of meat(from the shoulder even though it's called 'butt' in some areas)


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  • Calories
  • 472 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 53.5 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 20.6 g
  • 32%
  • Fiber
  • 11.2 g
  • 45%
  • Protein
  • 22.7 g
  • 45%
  • Sodium
  • 1490 mg
  • 60%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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