Pork Cottage Roll & Cabbage

"This is a very basic recipe I am posting by request; it is one of my family's favorites."
photo by Ivansocal photo by Ivansocal
photo by Ivansocal
photo by Baby Kato photo by Baby Kato
photo by Baby Kato photo by Baby Kato
photo by Ivansocal photo by Ivansocal
photo by Ivansocal photo by Ivansocal
Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • Put cottage roll in large pot or dutch oven; add onion, carrots, bay leaves, and peppercorns.
  • Cover with water.
  • Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat and simmer for 1 to 1-1/2 hours, depending on the size of the roast.
  • Remove meat from liquid and place in a baking pan; brush with honey mustard and brown sugar mixed to a paste. Reserve the liquid to cook the cabbage.
  • Place roast in the oven, just on "warm" while you cook the cabbage.
  • Thinly slice cabbage and cook in the liquid that the roast was in for approximately 10 to 15 minutes until desired tenderness.
  • Good served with boiled new potatoes.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Patticolw
    What is a cottage roll?
  2. Heather B.
    Is there a nutrition content list


  1. Ivansocal
    really delicious! the glaze really makes the pork outstanding.
  2. Judith D.
    Grew up eating this, as we're from Northern Ireland. Kind of a go-to...comfort food meal. My husband and son love it as well!! Can't go wrong! We did not put cottage roll in the oven though... I boil ours it in the net it comes in with the actual cabbage in a huge stock pot. Then carve it down.
  3. Nancy D.
    Not being from Ireland, I have no idea what is a cottage roll. Can you enlighten me?
  4. Teresa Joudrey
    I grow up eating this. We did not put it in the oven but we added the cabbage and the potatoes directly to the pot 1/2 hr before end of cooking time. Cook until the potatoes are done. This may take longer than 1/2, depending on how large your chunks of potato are. This gives the potatoes a yummy, salty ham flavor. No need for butter but always a welcome addition on the plate. Serve with brown mustard on the side. Now we are talking 5 stars!
  5. Debbie M.
    Just made it .will let you know


  1. Baby Kato
    We love this recipe. I've been making it since 2004 and it tastes just as good every time. I have tweaked it a bit towards family preference. I add turnip and parsnip pieces and add apple juice or apple cider with the water when covering the cottage roll. Thanks again for sharing this wonderful recipe. Which we are currently getting ready to enjoy.


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