Cottage Roll /Cottage Ham

"I have made cottage rolls often but couldnt find a recipe here on Zaar so I thought I would post my old standby. It is like a corned beef flavour wise but it is a ham made from pork shoulder. It is much cheaper than pork roast, ham or corned beef usually."
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Ready In:
3hrs 10mins


  • 1 (3 lb) cottage ham (Cottage Roll)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 5 carrots, peeled and sliced in 2 inch lengths
  • 5 medium potatoes, peeled and cut in quarters
  • 2 cups largely chopped cabbage (optional)


  • Place cottage roll in roasting pan or crockpot.
  • Surround it with potatoes, carrots, onion and cabbage if you like.
  • You can add as many as will fit or what you need for supper or use any size cottage roll that will fit.
  • Sprinkle with pepper and cover roast 3/4 with water.
  • cover and Bake at 300 degrees for 3 hours or in crockpot on high 6 hours or low 8-10 hours.
  • Cottage roll should fall apart like a pot roast.
  • Serve with mustard (dijon is my favorite).
  • The leftover stock can be spiced up as a gravy or makes a great bean or pea soup base.

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  1. Actually made this in the crock pot on low for 8 hours using a whole head of chunked cabbage & 3 peeled quartered potatoes, and the rest as directed it was a nice fall comfort food type dinner. Thanks for posting!
  2. I rember this as the poor man's dinner because the cottage ham was very inexpensive (not anymore though) This is just like my grandma's and I'm grateful to have the recipe to make it again! Thank you so much Tara!
  3. delicious. At home we called this Maggie and Jiggs. Turnips taste great in this as well. If you buy the precooked roll, you can make this in less than an hour.
  4. I love it.. In New England it is called "Boiled Dinner and usually served on Sunday..


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