Delicious Dinners

Modern Twist on Traditional Irish Bacon and Cabbage

Traditional Truly Irish Breakfast (Serves 4)

1 Truly Irish Bacon Joint
  1/4 cup maple syrup
  2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon minced garlic
Salt and black pepper to taste

1 small head of green cabbage, sliced

1 pound baby potatoes, halved

3 carrots, peeled and cut into chunks

  1 red onion, sliced

Fresh parsley for garnish




  1. Preheat the Oven:

   Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).


  1. Prepare the Maple Glaze:

   In a small bowl, whisk together maple syrup, Dijon mustard, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, minced garlic, salt, and black pepper. Set aside.


  1. Prepare the Truly Irish Bacon Joint:

   Place the Truly Irish Bacon Joint on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush the bacon joint with a generous amount of the maple glaze, making sure it’s well coated.


  1. Roast the Bacon Joint:

   Roast the bacon joint in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes, or until the bacon is cooked through and has a nice caramelized glaze. Baste the bacon with the glaze every 10 minutes for an extra flavorful coating.


  1. Prepare the Vegetables:

   While the bacon is roasting, toss the sliced cabbage, halved baby potatoes, carrot chunks, and sliced red onion in a large bowl with a bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper.


  1. Roast the Vegetables:

   Spread the seasoned vegetables on a separate baking sheet and roast in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until they are tender and slightly crispy at the edges.


  1. Serve:

   Once the bacon and vegetables are done, slice the bacon joint into thick slices. Arrange the roasted vegetables on a serving platter, place the sliced bacon on top, and drizzle any remaining maple glaze over the dish.


  1. Garnish:

   Garnish with fresh parsley for a burst of color and added freshness.