Old Timer's Roasted Potatoes and Cabbage

Slow cooking doesn't have to take a long time, but detailing a blog can. One woman you really have to admire is Stephanie over at A Year of CrockPotting who tried a new crock pot recipe everyday for a year. She even organized a crock pot diet which seems like too much effort, but a worthy idea. I found her recipe looking for more cheap cabbage recipes after the pork chop sauerkraut went bad. Right on time for St. Patrick's day, Slow Roasted Potatoes and Cabbage, an hommage to our famine fleeing heritage! So potatoes, garlic, white cabbage and some oil is all you need and is pretty hearty and tasty. You don't even use water, the roasting is a neat effect!


  • A medium head of white cabbage
  • 12 smallish or baby red potatoes
  • 10 whole peeled cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 2 tblsp of balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper


I wonder if roasted brocolli would work? Maybe that would be delicious. I don't know how meat roasts in a slow cooker, but I'm sure it could be adapted. I would have used a bit more balsamic, or at least stirred the veggies a bit more often.


  • Chop potatoes into cubes.
  • Slice cabbage into wedges.
  • Mix cabbage, potatoes and garlic.
  • Combine balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper and stir well.
  • Toss potatoes and cabbage with dressing, making sure everything is coated in balsamic.
  • That's it, cook on high for 3 or low for 4-6.
I really liked this. There is no denying it's simplicity, affordability, and heartiness. I would maybe use a bit less oil, or more vinegar, or mix it up an hour and a half into the cooking time to spread it out a bit better. Could easily be used as a side to some meat (would pork be most appropriate?) but this is generally a good veggie or even vegan option. Cheers!

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