Po’ folks boiled dinner is a quick, easy and inexpensive alternative to corned beef and cabbage. Here’s the recipe.

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Po’ Folks Boiled Dinner

Po’ Folks Boiled Dinner can be made on the stove, in the oven or a crock pot … either way, it’s delicious, nutritious and a great year ’round dish. What I really like is the recipe is easily adjustable.

Po’ Folks Boiled Dinner Recipe

You will need:

  • Large pot
  • 2-3 lbs of polish sausage (Kielbasa)
  • 6-8 medium potato’s, peeled and cubed
  • 2-3 medium onions
  • 1-2 bags baby carrots (or 1 lbs regular carrots, peeled and sliced)
  • 1 & 1/2 heads of cabbage, washed, cored and cut in wedges
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder (optional)
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 can chicken broth (optional)


Slice sausage at angle in 1″ chunks, place in pot and cover with water (or/and chicken broth). Bring to boil over medium heat, reduce to simmer and cook about 1/2 hour. Slowly add carrots, potato’s and onion, salt, pepper and garlic. Continue cooking on simmer until carrots are almost done. Add cabbage, cover and cook until cabbage is fork tender. Place in serving bowl and enjoy!

I serve this with skillet corn bread and apple cider vinegar on the side. It’s also one of those dishes that is fantastic the next day!

Optional veggies to add are parsnips, turnips, Rutabaga, celery … whatever you enjoy the most.