Sunday Suppers #1: New England Boiled Dinner

Sunday Suppers: New England Boiled Dinner #cornedbeef #realfood #onepotmeal

Some of the most important conversations I’ve ever had occurred at my family’s dinner table. ~ Bob Ehrlich


One of the the traditions I would love to see make a comeback in our country is time spent around the table at dinnertime. Wouldn’t it be great if cell phones were put away, the TV was turned off and families paid attention to one another? There are many things that have fallen by the wayside in this technological, social media age. It is an easy trap to fall into and I have not been without my share of shortcomings. I want to get better.

With this in mind I am starting a new series on Sunday Suppers. Each recipe will be simple to prepare without a lot of fuss to make sitting down as a family easier and more enjoyable.  I will post each Sunday Suppers  recipe on Saturday in hopes that it will give you inspiration and a little extra push to take at least one meal out of the week to enjoy with your family without distraction.

Do you have a tradition for meal time in your family? 

What is your trick to keep your family engaged during dinner time?

Blessings to you and your family and enjoy your Sunday Supper.


Sunday Suppers: New England Boiled Dinner #cornedbeef #realfood #onepotmeal


4.5 from 2 reviews
New England Boiled Dinner
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Serves: 8
  • 1 (3-4 lb) Corned Beef Brisket
  • 6 carrots, scrubbed well and cut in half
  • 3 large turnips, peeled and cut into bite sized chunks
  • 1 cabbage, cored and cut into 6 wedges
  • 1 large onion, cut into 6 wedges
  • 6 medium potatoes, scrubbed and quartered
  • Sea Salt to taste, optional.
  1. Place brisket into large dutch oven, add seasoning packet and cover with water. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer 2½ to 3 hours, until tender.
  2. Add carrots, turnips, cabbage and onions and more water, if necessary. Simmer additional 30 minutes.
  3. Add potatoes, cover and simmer until vegetables are tender.
  4. Season with sea salt, if necessary.
  5. Remove brisket, thinly slice across grain. Place on platter with vegetables.
  6. Serve hot.

New England Boiled Dinner adapted from The Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook: New England Boiled Dinner

New England Boiled Dinner shared with:

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  1. says

    I totally agree with you! I make sure that we eat dinner together as a family every single night. Dinner time is sacrosanct-no TV , no phones, no distractions!

    Thanks for sharing your post at the Say G’day Saturday linky party. I am featuring it at my Friday Favorites post tomorrow.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz
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    • says

      Thank you Natasha. You are so sweet to feature my recipe. I am honored and good for you that family dinner is a priority; it will pay huge rewards for you in the future!

  2. says

    Even as a southern girl, I love corned beef and cabbage. I cook mine in the crock pot so it’s super easy, too! I also agree with you about family dinners. Before the kids left home, we had a sit-down dinner together every night possible. However, now that it’s just Mr. E and I, we gravitate toward the couch during dinner. I know this is a bad habit, for multiple reasons, but I haven’t gathered up the willpower to break it yet. Great post!
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    • says

      Thanks Miki. It is the same with hubby and I though we are working to break the habit. Sometimes it seems this is the only face to face time we carve out. Working on being more intentional. Thanks for the kind words and coming by to share them.

  3. says

    Oh yes – we value time around the table as a family and as our children have grown up (with some still growing up), we’ve found it not quite as easy as it once was. Having a delicious meal that everyone is looking forward to doesn’t hurt either. I’m looking forward to your series and putting the New England Boiled Dinner on our new menu! Thanks for sharing.
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  4. says

    This brings back so many memories. My mom used to make corn beef brisket exactly like this with the cabbage and veggies, which is one of my favorite meals. I make this meal every now and then and it reminds me of her.
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  5. says


    Your corn beef supper recipe looks delish! I grew up eating corn beef and cabbage which is cooked just like this without all the other yummy vegetables. I think your way would be much better. The other vegetables would absorb all the seasonings from the corn beef package and be delish.

    I believe family are stronger and bond together better when they cook together, eat around the table together and share God Word together.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Diane Roark

  6. says

    Shari, you are hitting the target with this scrumptious recipe and the push for dinners together as a family. It is SO important and worth the effort it takes. Thank you for the recipe and the inspiration. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

  7. says

    I agree — completely — about the importance of sitting together, as a family, at dinner! We try to do so every night, and have a no cell phone policy at the table. The exception is Friday nights, when we watch a movie or a TV show while eating dinner. It’s a fun “treat” and not an every day occurrence.

    Your New England boiled dinner looks easy and satisfying! Take care!
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    • says

      Good for you. When my kids were young we worked hard to sit at the table for dinner. I hope to instill this habit into our grandkids as well. I have no doubt your kids see Friday as a special treat and will be a favored memory as well. Thanks for stopping by and taking a moment to share.

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