Easy as traditional boil up recipe NZ style, with pork bones, dumplings and lashings of both root and leafy vegetables.
Create a hearty and warming meal that is healthy, easy to make and delicious to eat.
Dumplings, also known as “doughboys”, usually accompany the boil up to soak up the soupy goodness of what some do call pork bones soup.
What is a Boil Up?
A boil-up is a a one pot meal where starchy vegetables such as sweet potato, potatoes, greens such as puha, watercress or cabbage leaves, are boiled together with meaty pork bones.
It is a traditional way of cooking most commonly associated with the Maori people of New Zealand.
The end result is similar in texture to a thick soup or a thin stew.
Try this delicious and healthy one pot meal, you can whip up and let the stockpot do all the hard work! Enjoy traditional Māori kai (food) using this hearty Boil Up recipe. When shopping, try to get the freshest and best quality produce and ingredients you can. This post contains affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something we may earn a commission. Thanks.
You can make it the day ahead because it’s even better the second or third day re-heated.
Boil Up Recipe
Create a healthy and warming meal made with inexpensive cuts of meat, starchy vegetables and leafy greens.
NZ Boil Up Ingredients
Boil Up Doughboys Ingredients
NZ Boil Up Instructions
Boil Up Doughboys Instructions
Finish It Off
This pork bones soup is one of those dishes that seem to taste even better on the second or third cook.
What To Eat With Boil Up
Here's some ideas on serving your meal and what to eat with your boil-up.
Let the butter melt through and enjoy.
Boil up ingredient Substitutions
For the ingredients, they are easily found at your local fruit and vegie market and butcher.
If you are having a hard time finding particular ingredients, then here are some substitution ideas.
Kumara is simply the Maori word for (Purple)sweet potato. You can replace with any root vegetable you like.
Pork chops or Pork ribs, such as spareribs are a good substitute for this recipe.
You can substitute with most kinds of meaty bones including beef, lamb, mutton or goat.
Smokey bacon or pork neck can be a substitute for bacon hock in this recipe.
Substitutes for Watercress could be Puha, Bok Choy, Spinach, Silverbeet, Kale or Nasturtium Leaves.
For a healthier Maori Boil Up
This recipe is already healthy but you can always;
Eliminate salt from boil up ingredients.
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Nutrition InformationYield 6
Serving Size 1
Amount Per ServingCalories 621Total Fat 24gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 149mgSodium 689mgCarbohydrates 48gFibre 5gSugar 5gProtein 51g
Enjoy traditional Māori kai (food) using this hearty Boil Up recipe.
When shopping, try to get the freshest and best quality produce and ingredients you can.
This post contains affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something we may earn a commission. Thanks.