How to cook pork neckbones

Although pork neck bones may be viewed as unappetizing to some, they are common fare in many cultures. In American soul food, neck bones might be simmered in rich gravy and served as a main course, or added to side dishes like beans. In Italian cuisine, neck bones are often stewed in tomatoes and garlic. In Latin kitchens, the meat is cooked in soup with spicy peppers. Pork neck bones can be tough if they aren’t cooked properly. The low and even heat offered from a slow cooker will break down the meat until it falls from the bone, creating a tender and juicy treat.

Sprinkle the neck bones with salt and pepper on all sides. Add a thin layer of vegetable or canola oil to a large frying pan and heat on medium-high.

Place the neck bones on a single layer in the pan. Work in batches if they do not all fit on a single layer. Cook the neck bones, flipping with tongs as needed, until they are a rich brown color on each side. Set the meat aside and brown the next batch, if needed.

Plug in your slow cooker and turn it on low. Use a slow cooker large enough to fit your neck bones and other ingredients.

Add your ingredients to the slow cooker. If you want to bolster the dish, set the neck bones atop a layer of root vegetables, such as onions, potatoes and celery. Pour the cooking liquid gently over the neck bones. Add any desired dried herbs and seasonings.

Cover and cook for about seven hours, or until the meat is falling off of the bones. Serve hot.


Andra Picincu, CN, CPT


Gord Kerr

How to Cook Pork Neckbones

Although pork neckbones generally only have a small amount of meat on them, they can add flavor to broths, sauces and soups. When prepared correctly, boiled neck bones can be an economical standalone entree, a side dish or used to spice up greens, beans, peas and other vegetables.

Pork neckbones taste best when simmered or slow-cooked. Serve them with veggies or add them to soups, broths and stews for extra flavor and nutrition.

Slow Cook Pork Neckbones

Pork neckbones are an affordable ingredient in many traditional comfort food recipes. Neck bones and potatoes pair well with other vegetables, such as carrots and Italian green beans.

Boiling tougher cuts of meat in liquid is a simple cooking process that’s widely used for tenderizing. Simmering the bones over low heat will help break down the collagen, or connective tissue in the meat. It also draws out marrow that contains minerals, such as calcium, according to the U.C. San Diego Health.

The key to getting all the meat off is to slow cook pork neckbones. Although you can make boiled neck bones on the stovetop, slow cookers retain heat better and maintain a more constant temperature.

To make pork neck bones in a slow cooker, place a small amount of oil in the bottom of the pot to prevent sticking. If you’re adding potatoes and other vegetables, place them at the bottom of the pot because they cook more slowly than meat in moist heat, according to the University of Wyoming.

By adding vegetables, the resulting broth will add nutrients to your meal. For example, adding tomatoes and carrots will provide phytochemicals, such as lycopene and carotenoids, notes the U.C. San Diego Health. Plus, the acid in the tomatoes will help tenderize the meat.

Adding some chopped ginger to your broth can also help tenderize the meat from the pork neckbones. According to a February 2016 study published in the Journal of Livestock Science, ginger rhizome contains a powerful enzyme that acts as a tenderizing agent for tough meat. Additionally, ginger exhibits antioxidant properties.

When you’re ready to add the neckbones, rinse them first to remove loose particles, excess cartilage or fat. Fill your slow cooker with water, broth or sauce to no more than two-thirds full.

The University of Wyoming recommends cooking on high heat for the first hour to quickly reach the minimum safe temperature of 135 degrees Fahrenheit and then turn the dial to low and let the temperature continue to rise slowly. The surrounding liquid should maintain a temperature of 180 to 190 degrees F to kill microorganisms.

For maximum flavor, add whole herbs and spices instead of ground forms during the last 30 minutes of cooking. Pepper, cayenne and Tabasco sauce tend to become bitter when cooked for longer periods of time. Some good herbs to use include garlic, curry, Italian seasoning and coriander.

The Nutritional Benefits of Neckbones

Pork neck bones are a good source of protein and minerals. Each cooked neckbone delivers 85.5 calories after the bone is removed, according to the USDA. Neckbones don’t contain any carbohydrates, fiber or sugar. They provide 1.2 grams of saturated fats and 32 milligrams of cholesterol per piece (about 1.6 ounces).

Some important minerals in pork neck bones include:

  • Calcium: 6.6 milligrams
  • Iron: 0.5 milligrams
  • Magnesium: 9.4 milligrams
  • Phosphorus: 117 milligrams
  • Potassium: 158 milligrams
  • Zinc: 1.5 milligrams
  • B vitamins, including thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, B6, B12 and folate

Ounce for ounce, pork neck has fewer calories than chicken necks. Pork necks deliver 0.9 grams of total fat per ounce. Chicken necks contain 3.6 grams for the same amount, but chicken necks have slightly more protein. Per ounce of beef neck bones, cooked with the bone removed, 33 calories consist of 2 grams of fat and 3.3 grams of protein, according to the USDA.

But guess what? I got my taste for neckbones back again.

Nowadays, most grocery stores and supermarket are making available smoked neckbones just like those delicious smoked ham hocks. I’ll give you my ham hocks recipe later on, that is if you behave yourself.

Over the years my mother adapted the basic neckbone and rice recipe. This recipe calls for green beans and white potatoes to be cooked up with the meat and served on a bed of rice. I definitely prefer the adaptation over the basic recipe. Here is the recipe for your enjoyment.

Neck Bones Recipe

  • 2 to 3 pounds pork or beef neckbones, small to medium sized with meat
  • 2 cups rice
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon black Pepper
  • 1 can italian green beans
  • 1 can white potatoes

Cookware and Utensils:

  • 1 Dutch Oven or large boiling pot

Remember, the key to great cooking is being prepared and to use quality ingredients.

    You can typically find neckbones at your local grocery store in neighborhoods where blue collar workers shop. Don’t expect to find them in upscale and well-established stores. Pick out neck bones that are small to medium sized with plenty of meat on the bones.

Start off by rinsing your meat under running water. Add meat to a large pot or Dutch Oven. Cover Meat with about three inches of water. Bring water to a boil. Skim the foam from the meat once foam forms. If necessary remove meat, clean pot and add fresh water.

Add cover to pot and reduce heat to simmer for about 1-1/2 hours. After simmering for 1-1/2 hours the meat should be tender. At this point add your canned green beans, white potatoes, salt, garlic powder and black pepper. Simmer for an additional 20 minutes, until beans and potatoes are tender.

Cook your rice according to the package instructions.

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Serve your neckbones, green beans and potatoes on a bed of rice with corn bread. Again, this recipe will work well with pork neckbones, as well as beef neck bones.

Enjoy your NeckBones, Green Beans, Potatoes and Rice.


Fred Decker

Some cuts of meat, like some actors, are destined for supporting roles. Lacking the glamor of sizzling steaks or juicy roasts, inelegant cuts such as pork neck bones are seldom at the center of a meal. Instead, these stubbornly tough and bony pieces are used to lend rich flavor and body to a variety of traditional slow-cooked meals. Like smoked hocks, smoked neck bones can provide the base flavor for rich soups, bean dishes or slow-cooked, Southern-style greens.

How to Cook Pork Neckbones

Neck-Bone Soup Broth

Any number of soups from around the world rely on a piece of smoked pork for their base of flavor. Smoked hocks and ham bones are common choices, but the neck might just be the best of all. Its heavy pieces of bone, thick cords of connective tissue and dense muscle are all packed with natural collagen, which gives your broth a rich mouth-feel and body. Simmer the pork neck for hours with onions, celery or other aromatics to suit your taste, until the flesh is falling from the bones. Strain the broth and chill it, and then remove the hardened fat from the top. Pull the luscious neck meat from the bones, and use it in your soup or another dish.

With Beans and Lentils

Legumes such as peas, beans and lentils are flavorful and superbly nutritious in their own right, but they have a remarkable affinity for pork flavor. Tucking a few pieces of neck bone into your favorite dish of lentils, black-eyed peas, navy beans, garbanzos or even slow-cooked green beans utterly transforms the end result. Your beans will absorb the rich, smoky pork flavor from the neck bones, while their collagen enriches and slightly thickens the broth. Shred the meat from the bones once it’s tender, and either return it to the pot or reserve it for a second meal.

A Mess o’ Greens

Sturdy greens — from cabbage to collards and kale — benefit from long, slow cooking, which breaks down their relatively tough fibers and leaves them meltingly tender. Adding the greens to a pot that already contains simmering smoked neck bones ups the ante, infusing the greens with flavor and their cooking liquid with rich body. That liquid, or “pot liquor,” is a cherished side benefit. Mopping up the pot liquor with a piece of cornbread marks the end of a satisfying meal, and the leftovers are excellent for cooking rice or vegetables.

Choucroute Garnie

In the European tradition, smoked neck bones often accompany sauerkraut. The acidic tang and crunch of the pickled cabbage subsides to a smooth flavor and tender texture after long, slow cooking; again, the neck bones impart both richness and flavor. Deluxe versions of the dish — “choucroute garnie,” a French term — generally also include caraway seeds or juniper berries, and several other kinds of fresh and smoked meats added throughout the cooking time.

Slow cookers retain heat better than pots and maintain a constant temperature for hours, just what you need to make pork neck bones useful. Neck bones need hours of slow cooking to melt their abundant connective tissue into the gelatin that gives stocks and broths their body and sauces and soups their richness. Give pork neck a few hours in the slow cooker with some tomatoes and aromatics and you’ll be rewarded with tomato sauce that would make any Italian grandmother proud, or simply add water and mirepoix for broth that works with nearly any type of soup or stew.

Tomato Sauce

Add 1 or 2 inches of battuto, or Italian mirepoix, to the slow cooker for a base flavoring. Battuto comprises minced garlic, onions, carrots, celery and green peppers in varying amounts depending on the mood of the cook or the ingredients on hand.

Lay a couple pounds of neck bones on the battuto and cover with a few cans of peeled stew tomatoes or a few pounds of roughly chopped fresh tomatoes.

Add aromatics to the slow cooker. You can add a couple aromatics or several; bay leaves, black peppercorns and fresh herbs to taste make the difference between mediocre tomato sauce and a signature tomato sauce.

Add few splashes of stock and a healthy spoonful of tomato paste to help everything homogenize then season to taste. Cover the slow cooker and set it to high.

Cook the neck bones on high for about 3 hours and remove the neck bones and bay leaves if you used them. Pick off any clinging meat from the bones and add it to the sauce.

Adjust the consistency if needed with stock and use the sauce as is if you like it rustic and chunky. Puree the sauce in a blender and pour it through a mesh strainer if you like it smooth.

Neck-Bone Broth

Add a couple inches of mirepoix to the bottom of the slow cooker and lay the neck bones on it. Mirepoix comprises about twice as much chopped onions as chopped carrots and celery by volume. You don’t have to chop the mirepoix neatly, as you’ll strain it out later.

Cover the neck bones with 1 to 2 inches of cold water or stock per pound. For example, if you have 2 pounds of neck bones, cover them with 4 inches of cold liquid.

Add aromatics to the slow cooker. You can add a couple aromatics or several. Bay leaves, black peppercorns and fresh herbs give broths a backbone of flavor and aroma without getting in the way of the main ingredient.

Cover the slow cooker and set it to high. Cook the neck bones for about 3 hours and remove them.

Strain the broth through a mesh strainer and into a bowl. Let the broth cool to room temperature and place it in the refrigerator covered and let it cool overnight.

Lift the solidified fat off the pork broth the next day and discard it. Disturb the broth underneath as little as possible when removing the fat. Use the broth within 2 or 3 days.

In our Stone Ridge shop, we typically keep bones in our retail freezer, not in our vending machines. This means that when you come in to shop for bones, we get a chance to chat with you. Some of you know which bones you want and exactly what you’ll do with them (the current bone broth craze is real and shows no signs of dying down!). But we also answer a fair amount of questions re how to use bones, in which recipes, and why. Specifically we get a lot of questions about pork neck bones.

We love pork neck bones because they’re inexpensive, easy to work into a number of dishes, and full of flavor. They also have a small amount meat on them, which can fall off the bone after a few hours of cooking and add a special something to whatever dish you’re making. Try this with a pot of beans and you’ll know exactly what we mean. If you have a slow cooker, they do very well in there. Or they cook equally well on the stove top or in the oven. Here are five great ways to use pork neck bones.

How to Cook Pork Neckbones


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Gravy and rice is filling and cheap—think of it as the South’s answer to mac n cheese. Recipe: Food52

Pork neck bones and pigs’ feet are muscular and sinewy, but when cooked slowly, they are surprisingly succulent and rich in flavor. These inexpensive cuts often packed together and categorized as variety meats, and are staples in the southern states where they are served with collard greens, rice or hot buttermilk cornbread. Serve neck bones and pigs’ feet with plenty of napkins because the sweet, juicy meat tends to be sticky.

Step 1

Rinse the pigs feet and neck bones thoroughly, then pat them dry with paper towels. Season the meat with salt and pepper.

Step 2

Cover the bottom of a Dutch oven or large, heavy pot with bacon drippings or cooking oil. Heat the oil and cook the neck bones and pigs’ feet, turning occasionally, until they are brown on all sides.

Step 3

Transfer the neck bones and feet to a plate. Chop onions and garlic and fry them in the hot oil until the vegetables are soft but not brown. You can also add chopped green bell peppers, if desired.

Step 4

Return the neck bones and feet to the pot, then add enough liquid to cover the meat by about an inch. Although you can use water, beef and chicken broth add more flavor. You can also add apple cider, beer, wine or a can of crushed tomatoes.

Step 5

Cover the pot and simmer the neck bones and feet on medium low for at least 2 to 3 hours, or until the meat is tender and falling off the bones.

Step 6

Season the neck bones and feet with additional salt and pepper to taste, then serve.

The neck is an often forgotten cut of meat because it tends to be muscular, sinewy and tough. However, slow cooking dissolves the collagen, leaving a surprising amount of tender meat with an outstanding flavor. Taken from beef or venison, or from a smaller animal such as lamb, the neck is a rich and flavorful budget-stretcher. Serve neck meat in bowls with warm bread on the side, or incorporate the meat into soups or stews.

Step 1

Rub the neck with cooking oil, then sprinkle it generously with salt and pepper.

Step 2

Coat a roasting pan lightly with cooking oil. Place the neck in the pan.

Step 3

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the pan in the oven and roast the neck, uncovered, for about 2 hours. Turn the neck occasionally so the meat browns evenly on all sides.

Step 4

Remove the pan from the oven and add about 1 inch of liquid such as broth, cider or beer. Cover the pan securely. Return the neck to the oven and lower the temperature to 325 F.

Step 5

Add vegetables such as sauteed onions, leeks, garlic, or carrots, if desired. You can also add fry bacon and add it to the roasting pan.

Step 6

Cook the neck until the meat begins to fall off the bone, approximately 4 to 6 hours, depending on the size of the neck. Check the neck at least every 2 to 3 hours throughout the cooking time and add more liquid to replace evaporated liquid. Don’t allow the level of liquid to drop below 1/2 inch.

Step 7

Transfer the neck to a plate. Let the meat cool for about 5 minutes, then use a fork to pull chunks of meat from the neck bone.


A.J. Andrews

Sometimes it’s not the ingredients you use in a dish but how you treat them that makes a dish superb. Pig’s feet, for example — which “set foot” on nearly every surface on a farm — are about as humble as food gets. But when treated with finesse, pig’s feet — also referred to as trotters — yield some of the most flavorful, silky-smooth meat you’ll find on a pig. Slow-cooking the trotters with gelatin- and marrow-filled neck bones produces a full-bodied broth that can stand on its own as a rich soup or as a base for sauces and stews.

How to Cook Pork Neckbones

Things You’ll Need

Cold water, stock or broth

Flavoring ingredients, such as garlic, chilis or whole herbs and spices

Step 1

Place the pig trotters and neck bones in a heavy-bottomed stockpot and add cold water or cold chicken or pork stock. Use a ratio of 1/2 quart of liquid for every 1 pound of trotters and neck bones.

Step 2

Bring the stock to a low simmer, or about 180 degrees Fahrenheit. Add 1 part mirepoix — 2 parts chopped onions to 1 part each chopped carrots and celery — to the stockpot, or 1/2 pound of mirepoix for every 5 pounds of trotters and neck bones.

Step 3

Skim the froth as it accumulates on the surface of the broth using a spoon as it comes up to a simmer.

Step 4

Add pungent and flavorful ingredients to the broth. A few crushed garlic cloves, some chili peppers and a spoonful or two of grains of paradise pairs well to the meatiness of trotters, along with any fresh herbs you prefer.

Step 5

Simmer the broth for about 1 1/2 hours, skimming as needed. Add the delicate fresh herbs and whole spices that wouldn’t make it through two hours of simmering. The standard aromatic ensemble of a sachet d’epices — a few black peppercorns, a palm full of parsley stems, a few sprigs of thyme and a couple bay leaves tied up in a small cheesecloth packet with twine — is just what you need to finish the broth.

Step 6

Simmer the broth for another 30 minutes and transfer the trotters to a plate. Remove the neck bones, vegetables, herbs and spices and discard them. Strain the broth through a sieve into a food-storage container and let it reach room temperature before placing it in the refrigerator.

Step 7

Pull the bones out of the trotters and discard them when they’re cool enough to handle. Slice or dice the meat, picking out any remaining pieces of cartilage or connective tissue as you do so. Set the trotter meat aside on a plate.

Step 8

Add a few spoonfuls of the reserved broth and some freshly chopped herbs along with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste; mix it with the trotter meat if you want to use it as a topping for a warm salad, crostini, pasta, pizza or any dish that benefits from a flavorful dose of pork.

Step 9

Cook rice, lentils or another absorbent starch using the reserved broth and mix the trotter meat with it to make a dish that takes advantage of both the neck and feet.

Step 10

Use the reserved broth as the base for a sauce, soup or stew and add the trotter meat in the last 15 minutes of cooking, just long enough to heat it through to 165 F. You can also add the trotter meat to the broth and season to taste for a quick soup.

Step 11

Braise other meat dishes using the reserved broth as the braising liquid. Just about any type of braised meat benefits from the addition of pork broth.

Pig trotters you buy at the market have already been scalded and had the hair removed. However, if you find a stray hair, singe it off with a lighter or torch.

How to Cook Pork Neckbones

Some of the toughest cuts of beef, such as the bony neck neck, are also the most richly flavored. They require long, slow cooking to tenderize the dense muscles and stringy connective tissues, but that’s a good thing. It gives plenty of time for the bones to lend flavor to the sauce and for the collagen from the connective tissues to melt, imparting body and a rich mouth feel. You can use beef neck bones in any recipe calling for shanks or oxtail, but most involve simmering them in a sauce or other cooking liquid.

Step 1

Heat a heavy skillet or Dutch oven on your stove top, then add a small amount of oil. Sear the beef neck pieces on each side, browning them deeply. This step is optional, but adds a great deal of flavor.

Step 2

Transfer the neck bones from your skillet to a stew pot or casserole dish, or leave them in the Dutch oven. Add any spices or aromatic vegetables you like, such as onions, garlic, celery and carrots.

Step 3

Pour in beef broth, water, thinned tomato sauce or any cooking liquid you prefer. Keep the flavors consistent, using Italian spices with tomato sauce, chiles and cumin for Southwestern dishes, ginger and garlic with Asian dishes and so on.

Step 4

Cover the pot or casserole dish, and simmer it at low heat on the stove top or in your oven until the meat on the bones is fork-tender. That can take three to six hours, depending how thickly the neck bones are sliced.

Step 5

Remove the neck bones from the pot once they’re tender. If you cooked them in a thin liquid, strain the liquid and boil it down to a thick sauce. If you cooked them in a sauce, use a slotted spoon to remove any pieces of bone.

Step 6

Shred the meat form the bones, once it’s cooled enough to handle, and serve it with the sauce.

Things You’ll Need

Heavy skillet or Dutch oven

Stew pot or casserole dish

Onions, garlic, celery, carrots or other aromatic ingredients to taste

Beef broth, water, thinned tomato sauce or other cooking liquid

If you simmer the neck bones in water, they’ll make an excellent broth for beef soup or stew. Add vegetables after you remove the bones from the pot, and then finish the soup with the shredded beef.

Shredded neck meat makes wonderful ravioli or other stuffed pasta, and if cooked with appropriate seasonings, it’s also good in tacos.

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This recipe is based on one given to me by Carolina Henderson, the chief cook and bottle washer and the old blues song expert at ZZ’s juke joint in Ferriday, Louisiana. For Carolina’s recipe, click here.
I used a Lodge 2-quart Camp Dutch Oven, # 8CO. The recipe feeds three people. For four to eight people, double the ingredients and the size of the pot.

I made this recipe as simple as possible. When you cook over an open fire miles from nowhere, you want few steps and few ingredients. I didn’t even use pork neckbones. I used a chunk of backbone from a wild hog and two turkey necks left over from Thanksgiving. The meat for this fine meal cost me zilch. The entire meal cost me perhaps 50¢.

NOTE: Use chicken instead of pork neckbones and make a fine chicken and rice!

  • 1 to 1 1/2 lbs non-smoked pork neckbones (or any other kind of neckbones or backbones)
  • 1 cup rice
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 to 1 bunch green onions, chopped (or a small to medium onion, chopped)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp black pepper

Sorry about the smoke.

15 minutes after adding the rice.

25 minutes after adding the rice. It’s almost ready to eat.
I began by dumping the meat in the pot and then dumping the chopped green onion and the spices on top of the meat. No browning, no nothing. Just dump ’em all in there. Start with frozen meat if you want. I did. In this photo you can see the chopped green onions in the center of the pot, and at the four o’clock position you can see the spices in a pile on a frozen turkey neck. Add the water and start the pot to boiling.

  • When the pot starts boiling, put lid on pot, then reduce heat and simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  • Test meat with fork. If meat pulls easily from bones, it’s done.
  • Let pot cool slightly, then skim off fat.
  • Add rice. With lid off pot, simmer for 20 to 30 minutes or until liquid has evaporated or been absorbed by the rice. Stir occasionally.

You won’t believe something so inexpensive and so easy to cook can taste so good.

This recipe also works with chicken necks, duck necks, goose necks, deer neckbone, deer backbone, or any boney red meat your culture considers fit for human consumption. Tell y’all what. Try neckbones and rice just once, and you’ll start saving those necks stuffed up inside frozen turkeys and chickens.

If you don’t worry about cholesterol, finely chop the heart, liver, and gizzard also stuffed up inside that frozen turkey or chicken and add them to the pot at the beginning of the process. You’ll then have a delicious dish called “dirty rice.”

Update 8-01-11

    I added 1/2 of a chopped red bell pepper.

I drained and de-boned the neckbones.

I measured the drained liquid and added a little water to make the volume = exactly the 2 cups of liquid needed for 1 cup of rice.

Using de-boned neckbone meat + the exact volume of liquid needed for 1 cup of rice + the red bell pepper made this the best batch of neckbones & rice I’ve ever cooked. The de-boning also eliminated gristle and bone fragments, etc.

The batch you see here was served with two cathead biscuits, a big ol’ dollop of turnip greens with a double dash of homemade pepper sauce, and a glass of ice cold buttermilk.

If I owned a soul food restaurant I’d serve pork neckbones & rice prepared exactly like this. However, I’d leave the meat on some of the neck bones and include one with each serving. For color, I’d place a raw stalk or two of green onion across the rice.

Side dishes would be turnip or collard greens with pepper sauce and/or a baked sweet potato and/or candied yams or banana pudding. You’d have a choice of homemade biscuits with real butter and/or sugared or sugarless cornbread, also with real butter. For drinks, you’d have a choice of sweetened or unsweetened strong tea, ice cold milk or buttermilk and several choices of ice cold dry white wines. My favorite chilled wine, Mouton Cadet Rosй, would also compliment this wonderful meal.

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You can save money without sacrificing flavor or texture by buying inexpensive pork neck fillets and cooking them properly. Although the fillets are too tough for pan-frying or any quick-cooking methods, if you cook them low and slow, using indirect grilling methods or by slow and gentle moist braising, you can create a succulent main dish without spending as much as you would for pricier cuts such as tenderloins.

Grilling Pork Neck Fillets

Step 1

Set your grill up for indirect cooking. If you’re using a charcoal grill, place a drip pan in the middle of the grill with an even amount of coals on either side. If you’re using a gas grill, preheat the grill with all the burners on high before turning on one burner for a two-burner grill or the middle burner for a three-burner grill.

Step 2

Pat the pork neck fillet dry with paper towels before drizzling it with cooking oil and seasoning it with your favorite spices. In addition to salt and pepper, you can add ground cumin, garlic or any of your favorite herbs. Rub the seasonings over the pork neck fillet.

Step 3

Place the fillet on the unheated part of the grill. Cook the pork for roughly one hour per pound, turning the fillet once.

Step 4

Check the pork neck fillet for doneness by inserting an instant-read thermometer in the thickest part. When the internal temperature reaches at least 145 degrees Fahrenheit, the pork is safely cooked.

Step 5

Remove the pork neck fillet from the grill and place it on a platter. Cover it loosely with foil and let the pork rest for roughly 20 minutes before slicing and serving.

Braising Pork Neck Fillets

Step 1

Grab a heavy-bottomed pot that can accommodate the pork neck fillet. Place it on the stove and turn the heat to high. Once you can feel the heat by passing your hand over the bottom of the pot, add your cooking oil.

Step 2

Season the pork with salt and pepper and add it to the pan once the oil is shimmering. Brown all sides of the pork, which usually takes roughly 10 to 15 minutes.

Step 3

Pour wine, broth or another type of cooking liquid into your pot. There should be enough liquid to reach the top of the pork.

Step 4

Add any aromatic vegetables or herbs that you’d like to use. Some examples include onion, garlic, juniper berries or bay leaves.

Step 5

Bring the pot to a simmer before covering it and turning the heat to low. Let the pork cook for about 3 to 4 hours, turning it occasionally.

Step 6

Remove the pork from the pot once it is very tender and an instant-read thermometer reads at least 145 degrees F.

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I just bought a few pounds from the local meat cutter. I have some ideas of what to do with them (I’m assuming you can braise them with a mix of veg and just dump the whole mess into a bowl or over some noodles or biscuits), but I’m also curious if anyone has any ethnicity-specific ideas, like pork and sauerkraut, or something with a more latin flair, or anything that can easily be made as a one-pot meal?

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GAMJA TANG! -> korean pork neckbone soup (directly translated means potato soup)
absolutely delicious, i agree with the first posters 🙂

I ended up soaking them for an hour in cold water. don’t know why this is needed, but the video about the Korean soup said to soak so I soaked even though I didn’t make the soup.

I browned them, then added some chopped onion and garlic, some chicken broth and a few squished up canned tomatoes. I also added a couple of pinches of thyme and a bay leaf.

I let this simmer for a couple of hours and then took out the neck bones and let them cool a bit, pulled off all the meat from the bones which was quite easy and put them back into the sauce. Cooked it for a few more minutes and served with some linguini as a sort of ragu.

This was absolutely delicious. The meat was tender and flavorful and I am going to add pork neck bones to my regular repertoire. AND they’re cheap. Next I’m going to try some soul food type dish using them with greens.

Until fairly recently (past 30 to 50 years) Korean meat markets were open air markets. No refrigeration and usually no cases or packaging.
The initial soak and rinse is to loosen congealed blood and any caked dust/dirt/grime.
The initial boil and subsequent rinse is to remove the loosened matter, bone dust/fragments that embed in meat from cutting, and insect leavings.

Hopefully the neckbones will stay cheap, they really are very good.

Bumping this post. I just saw The Kimchi Chronicles on PBS and Marja investigate and cook Gamjatang, so, happening to drive by our local H Mart after a meeting, I ducked in and bought a pack of meaty, not too fatty looking pork neck bones. $3.77 for what should be 4 servings with veg, potatoes, etc.

They look clean and really nice, though I’m soaking them for a bit to see if any blood releases, I’m really not sure that I’ll have to do this at all – the H Mart packaged meats are butchered and packed like those at any American supermarket, and these neck bones look really clean and nicely cut (no hanging bits, bone dust, etc.). Cannot wait for a big spicy pot of stew on this incredibly windy, cold Michigan day.

Update – after 1 hour of soaking, the nice, clean H Mart neck bones have released a small amount of blood. I changed the cold water and will soak a bit longer. Not at all like the photos I’ve seen on some recipes of very red water – these are nice quality and don’t seem to require much soaking at all.

The soak probably isn’t needed in most cases with today’s cutting practices.

Neckbones are really one of the best “cheap” cuts you can get. They are versatile and can be used any number of ways. I am partial to Korean cooking, but they can be used in many stews, soups, and braises from just about any origin with really good results.

My best friend’s Grandma was a tremendous cook, very ‘country’ by our standards (my mom was a fan of convenience food), but everything Grandma Madden made was wonderful She used to sear off neckbones that had been salted & peppered, and then simmer them for hours in a few cans of sauerkraut. She served the neckbones & kraut with cornbread and it was wonderful.

I love pork neckbones. Smoked pork neckbones, especially, have become part of my basic kitchen arsenal in the last ten years, since they’re always available super cheap around here. I always keep a package in the freezer and use them when making beans. Awesome.

I use them in my italian sauce recipe. They are so very delicious!

What I do is season the water I boil them in then when there done,I take them out put bbq sauce on them pop them in the oven 20 min. In that broth I add greenbeans and white potatoes onions. Oh Boy!! Don’t forget the cornbread.

I never heard of neckbones till I met my husband. They are good with sauerkraut, mashed potatoes and warm applesauce with cinnamon. Dip neckbones in horseradish. Yum!

I just got some pork neckbones from WalMart, I was thinking about boiling or baking them..Which is better? How long should they cook for?

Thanks for helping?

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How to Cook Pork Neckbones

I am with the first person, but I have had Southern US soul food with them stewed and serve with lima beans, here in Toronto Canada they are popular with the Korean people in town, they make a spicy soup with them adding bean sprouts, kimchi and noodles at the end, more for the stock, but the put a few pieces of bone with meat in the bowls to, they do not have much meat, but you could slow cook them and add some BBQ sauce, I like pig tails and smoked hocks with sauerkraut, they would do nice that way, they would be cooked after browning and slow braising in 1 -2 hours.

How to Cook Pork Neckbones

Normally pork or beef neckbones are used to build a stock for a soup. If you roast them first to brown the outside (I would do 400 degrees until nice and crisp on the fat) and then put them in the water, bring to a boil, turn down the heat, and simmer for 1 hour, you will get more flavor out of the meat for your soup base.

Hope that helps.

STEWED PORK NECK BONES Pork neck bones vegetables Partly cover neck bones with seasoned boiling water. Simmer covered until tender, about 1 1/2 hours. Vegetables may be added to the stew for the last 1/2 hour or so of cooking.

Although not common practice in North America, it’s customary in many other parts of the world to use all parts of an animal for meal preparation. Using parts, such as the internal organs and cuts from less-common areas, helps to reduce waste and saves money. Lamb neck is one cut that you can use to make flavorful stews and casseroles with the same methods as most other cuts of lamb.


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Remove any fat from 1 lb. of the boned lamb’s neck with a sharp knife and discard it. Cut the neck into bite-sized cubes.

Slice 1 lb. of onions into rings and 1 lb. of carrots and potatoes into rounds.

Cover the bottom of a baking or casserole dish with one layer of the potatoes. Spread the lamb’s neck, onions and carrots over top of the potatoes.

Pour 1 ½ cups of chicken or lamb stock over the mixture and place the dish into the oven. Roast the necks for 1 ½ hours, until they are cooked through. Add more stock at the 45-minute mark if the lamb and vegetables are drying out.


Add 2 tbsp. of olive oil in a pot over medium-high heat.

Add 2 lbs. of lamb’s neck, cut into sections with the bone intact. Sauté the lamb, turning frequently until it’s browned on all sides.

Squeeze the juice of one lemon over the lamb, and toss about six sprigs of fresh thyme into the pot. Pour 1 to 2 cups of water, chicken or lamb stock over the meat and bring it to a boil.

Reduce the heat and cover the pot. Let the liquid simmer for about an hour, until the lamb neck is tender. Lift the lid periodically and give the lamb a stir as it cooks.

Southern Pork Neck bones And Rice

How to Cook Pork Neckbones

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A recipe for perfectly crispy, double-dredged fried chicken. Just like my grandmother used to make. Very tender, very flavorable. Will be cooking again! This is a simple recipe! Came out very tender and flavorful..

Recipe by: Sandi Brown. What’s cooking in Nashville? Jamie’s sweet, tender sauerkraut and pork loin. My husband is from Calif and he claimed he did not like pork neck bones: Soooo I got some put them in the I really liked the flavor but there wasn’t enough meat on the bones to make it worth the trouble.

Follow our easy, step-by-step, photo illustrated recipe to make this old Southern Pork Neck Bones with Gravy recipe. Printable recipe included. Pork Neck Bones with Gravy Recipe:. Pork neck bones are often an over looked item in the grocery store, that is, IF your favorite store even carries them at all. They use to be one of the really cheap packages of meat in the meat counter, but now, like everything else, their prices are going up.

Soul Food Style Pork Neck Bones

How to Cook Pork Neckbones

Pork neck bones have great flavor, and if cooked right, can be as tender as slow cooked ribs., Soul food recipes. You need minimal ingredients for this old fashioned southern dish.


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How to Cook Pork Neckbones

Turkey necks are an often overlooked cut of the bird, as they have little substance compared to meatier cuts like breasts and wings. However, they are a welcome ingredient in many different dishes, and are adept at providing a deep and comforting flavor to many meals. Try this economical cut of meat to boldly season a dish or as an inexpensive main course, and be amazed at the taste explosion that a neck packs. Cook turkey necks slow and long to enhance their tenderness.

Smothered Turkey Necks and Gravy

Buy a package of turkey necks to have them smothered them in gravy, a filling dish best served over rice. Brown the turkey necks in a couple tablespoons of bacon grease in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Remove the necks from the pot and set aside. Saute a mix of onions, celery, red bell peppers or other aromatics until they become tender. Make a roux by adding some flour and mixing it well with the vegetables. Incorporate chicken stock, stirring well to prevent lumping. Add the turkey necks back to the pot, cover and simmer for two hours, or just until the meat is falling off of the bones.

Greens With Turkey Necks

Turkey necks are often used to help flavor long-cooked collard greens. If you have smoked necks, add one to a pot of water, and bring to a boil. If you have fresh turkey necks, brown them in a bit of oil first before bringing a pot of water to a boil and adding the greens. Turn the heat down, and allow the greens to simmer for several hours until very tender. Season with salt and pepper, then serve.

Turkey Neck Soup

Turkey soup is commonly made from the carcass of a cooked turkey, however turkey necks can be used in much the same way. Brown the turkey necks in a pot to bring out their flavor, then remove and set aside. Saute a mix of aromatics, like onions, celery and carrots, until tender, and add the turkey necks back into the pot. Cover everything with a generous portion of water, and allow them to simmer for two to three hours, or until the meat is tender. Remove the turkey necks and let cool. Once they’re cool enough to handle, remove the meat from the necks, and return it to the pot. Season the soup with salt and pepper. Add rice or noodles if desired.

Turkey Neck Gravy

Turkey necks make a great economical gravy. One neck is more than enough to season a large serving dish of gravy. Brown a fresh neck in a small pot with a little oil, then cover it with water. Simmer for about two hours, until the meat is falling off of the bones. Remove the neck and, when cool enough, remove its meat, and return it to the pot. Create a slurry by mixing water and flour together in a small bowl in equal proportion; add in a cup of broth from the pot, and mix well. Add this slurry back into the pot, and simmer for a few more minutes until thickened. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder.

How to Cook Pork NeckbonesThis combination of Greens & Neck bones along with Cornbread brings back precious memories. I’m sharing these recipes with you. Hope you enjoy.
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A little once used chicken grease is good to add to your corn bread mix as well. And smoked pork neck bones are good for greens.

Exactly what I’m cooking this weekend barbecued spare ribs greens neckbones and cornbread and sweet potatoes

Where have you been hiding ? This is the first time I have saw you on. Boy I bet you can make a wonderful turkey and dressing. God bless.

Your daughter looks very lovely plus you cooking got me so hungry much love to both of you

Beautiful job young lady with ur cornbread wish I could have a slice

those greens look amazing im not a pork eater what other meat would you suggest.

how many times did you wash turnips and what did you use

Thanks so much I’m a better cooker because of you!😆

Thank you for the recipes

Hey Ms. Dee! Cooking me some greens today! Thanks for the video!
It looks like your pot is made of aluminum. I just wanted to mention that aluminum is a VERY BAD metal to cook with. It leaches into the food and accumulates in your brain. Aluminum is found in the brain tissue of Dementia/Alzheimer’s patient—I know this for a fact. Please use stainless steel, ceramic, cast iron, etc. if your cookware is aluminum. We need to keep you healthy Ms. Dee!

Were the neck bones fresh or smoked?? Ty! That cornbread is beautiful. Yum

Hi Ms Brenda! I learned basic country cooking years ago from my dear boyfriend’s (shoulda married him LOL) sweet mother who was a WONDERFUL cook from South Georgia. She used no recipe/measurements, but could tell me how and let me watch her cook. Listening to you and watching you and your daughter cook is like sitting in her kitchen. This is how you learn to cook! I’m 51 and still a foodie 😆 who loves learning ways enhance my cooking skills. Thank you so much.


New subscriber here! Thanks for cooking turnip greens—Most of the recipes online are for collards. I was raised in Arkansas and my parents grew all sorts of greens including dandelions!

Sad I had to make sure the person cooking was black. Especially some greens huni.

I’m sorry can’t watch this anymore, the vid moved so much I feel dizzy.

You go girl that’s how I make my cornbread.

I made me some today….🤗

I so glad to see someone cookiing my favorite greens instead of collards collards collards..

Great great great great video,, I cook my Greens and ribs, neckbones, and cornbread the same way,, and I’ve been cooking for 41 years to.

Now that’s some down home good cookin for real thank you for sharing I am a new subscriber 😉❤️

Best Methods for Preparing the Scarcest Snails of the Sea

Regulation and overfishing have made abalone a prized catch and contributed heavily to its exorbitant price and market rarity: One pound of dried abalone costs well over $300, and purveyors are few and far between. After you reconstitute abalone, you can use just about any method to cook it, but you might want to consider braising to get your money’s worth.

Abalone’s flavor doesn’t really “pop”; it has a touch of butteriness and a natural saline quality from seawater, but nothing out of this world. That said, you want to make the most of your investment, and braising gives you the most bang for the buck. Braising ultimately imparts the utmost depth of flavor to the relatively neutral abalone. Whether you braise, grill or sauté your abalone, you first have to give it a lengthy soaking and scrubbing.

Reconstituting Abalone

Soak the abalone in cold water for 24 hours. No need to change out the water, just let the abalone soak in the fridge for at least 24 hours, and then drain it.

Scrub the abalone. Using a stiff shellfish brush, scrub the abalone under cool running water until its free of debris.

Boil the abalone for 15 minutes. After boiling, let the abalone sit in the water until it cools to room temperature.

Scrub and soak the abalone a second time. Scrub the abalone again to remove the impurities brought out during boiling. Cover the abalone in cold water and soak it in the fridge for at least 12 hours. Reserve this water if you plan on braising the abalone.


Start with a rich, flavorful broth. A mix of chicken and pork stock works, but for something as rare as abalone, nothing competes with supreme stock. Made from pork spare ribs, trotters, stewing hen, Chinese ham, dried shiitake mushrooms and aromatics, supreme stock has a near gravy-like consistency and flavor you could serve as a meal on its own, and you don’t even have to make it separately.

To braise abalone in supreme stock, add 2 pounds of of spare ribs to the bottom of a Dutch oven. Lay the abalone in an even layer on the spare ribs and top the abalone with around 2 pounds of skin-on stewing chicken pieces.

Add a small piece of smashed ginger, 3 or 4 smashed garlic cloves, 1 pound of diced Chinese (or Virginia) ham, a few scallions, a few black peppercorns, a dried shiitake mushroom and about 1/4 cup of Shaoxing wine to the pot. Add the reserved water along with enough fresh water to cover everything. Simmer 10 for 12 hours, seasoning to taste during cooking as needed. Discard the aromatics, and reserve the stock, chicken and pork for another use.

Grilling and Sautéing

You can grill or sauté abalone, but you still have to simmer it for about 10 hours to tenderize it first. You don’t have to go to the extent of preparing a supreme stock, but you should use a flavorful chicken or pork broth along with a few aromatics, such as onions, garlic and ginger.

Grill whole abalone just until heated through and grill-marked, about 2 minutes on each side. Alternatively, slice the abalone into 1/4-inch-thick strips, thread onto skewers and grill for about 2 minutes.

To sauté abalone, slice it into 1/4-inch-thick strips. Sauté the abalone in a few tablespoons of olive oil until just heated through, about 2 minutes. You can also add it to stir fries at the end of cooking.


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The thick, gelatinous broth in veal stock, the rich, meaty taste of stew and the complex pork flavor of soup beans all come from a thick soup bone. The best soup bones have a little meat attached, but clean bones will still add flavor. Use a raw bone, such as a ham hock or veal shank, straight from the butcher, or a bone left over from roasted meat or baked ham.You have to simmer soup bones low and slow to extract the most flavor and gelatin from them.

How to Cook Pork Neckbones

Things You’ll Need

Vegetable oil (optional)

Strainer or sieve

Step 1

How to Cook Pork Neckbones

Trim all visible fat off your soup bones and coat them with oil. Roast the bone at 450 degrees Fahrenheit until it browns, about 30 minutes. Roasting cooks out the impurities that can cloud stock and broth. You can blanch the bones in boiling water for 5 minutes instead of roasting them if you don’t want added color.

Step 2

How to Cook Pork Neckbones

Remove the bones from the oven and drain off any accumulated fat. Place the bones in a soup pot and scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan using a little water and a wooden spoon.

Step 3

How to Cook Pork Neckbones

Add the bones and the pan scrapings to the soup pot. Cover the bones with cold water and place the pot over medium-high heat. Bring the pot to a boil and immediately reduce the heat to a simmer.

Step 4

How to Cook Pork Neckbones

Simmer the bones slowly for 30 to 45 minutes per pound to extract the flavor. Add 1 cup of mirepoix, or 2 parts chopped carrots and celery and 1 part chopped onions, to the broth in the last 30 minutes of simmering.

Step 5

How to Cook Pork Neckbones

Skim the broth as needed throughout simmering. Remove the bone from the pot and let it cool enough to comfortably handle it. Remove all of the meat from the bone and chop it.

Step 6

How to Cook Pork Neckbones

Strain the broth through a sieve lined with 2 layers of cheesecloth and return it to the pot. Add the remaining soup ingredients and cook until finished. Garnish the soup with the chopped meat.

  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 34.1
  • Total Fat: 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 6.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 7.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.7 g
  • Protein: 2.0 g


    1 pkg. of beef neckbones
    8-10 new potatoes
    fresh or canned green beans(drained)
    Mrs. Dash


Season neckbones with Mrs. Dash
Boil beef neckbones until they can be cut with a fork in the water.
Add in potatoes and green beans, let them cook until tender.
Simmer and serve
Add a little more seasoning if you like

Number of Servings: 1

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  • Servings Per Recipe: 7
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 110.0
  • Total Fat: 1.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 10.7 mg
  • Sodium: 1,206.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 23.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 16.0 g
  • Protein: 15.9 g


    1.75C dry, small red beans, soaked overnight, or quick soak over 1H
    4oz smoked pork neckbone meat, fat, skin, and connective tissue removed
    7C beef broth


Cook beans (@ 90 – 120 minutes) according to pckage directions, using beef broth,or liquid from simmering neckbones. After picking lean meat from bones, add to cooked beans.

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this is a good, tasty, low-fat yet high-protein dish! thanks for posting it – 3/20/16


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How to Cook Pork Neckbones

The gizzard and heart of a chicken, usually called giblets, and the neck are typically removed from the bird before cooking and discarded. In many cases, they are removed before purchase, packaged in plastic and stored inside the abdominal cavity of the chicken. You can also purchase giblets separately in many grocery stores and from most butchers. The neck and giblets of a chicken are good for making gravy or chicken stock that can be used for soups and stuffing.

Step 1

Remove the package that contains the chicken gizzard and heart from the chicken’s abdominal cavity, and take them out of their packaging. If you purchased them separately, remove the packaging and discard.

Step 2

Cut the chicken neck off close to the chicken’s body, leaving the skin intact. Rinse with running water.

Step 3

Prepare your vegetables by washing them and cutting them into small pieces. Carrots, onion and celery add a nice flavor to chicken gravy or soup.

Step 4

Heat vegetable oil in a large pan over medium heat. When the oil is hot, throw in the giblets and chicken neck. Stir frequently until they are fully browned, or about 10 minutes.

Step 5

Add about 2 1/2 cups of water to the pan along with the vegetables and the can of chicken stock, and bring to a boil.

Step 6

Season with the bay leaf, peppercorn, thyme, garlic or other spices, and then reduce the heat so that the stock gently simmer. Partially cover the pan.

Step 7

Cook the chicken neck, gizzards and heart for about one hour. A fully cooked gizzard and heart is easy to chop, according to the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Step 8

Strain the stock in a strainer, and use it in soup or any dish that calls for chicken broth.

Things You’ll Need

Large pan with lid

2 to 3 tsp. vegetable oil

2 celery stalks

2 1/2 cups water

14-oz. can chicken stock

1 tsp. whole peppercorns

1 tsp. minced garlic

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service recommends that casseroles and stuffing containing chicken giblets be cooked to at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Also use a chicken neck and giblets for making gravy.

Roast your way to succulent, fall-off-the-bone ribs

How to Cook Pork Neckbones

The Next Best Thing to True Barbecue

How to Cook Pork Neckbones

In some parts of the country, making barbecued ribs is serious business where the ribs can only be cooked in a smoker. But if you are not of that camp and are open to some non-traditional cooking methods, then oven-roasting may be for you.

The rib meat will pull away from the bone when you take a bite, but to get this result requires nearly perfect timing. Don’t be intimidated, though, because ribs can be forgiving and the low temperature of the oven will help the ribs to slowly reach that state of fall-off-the-bone.

It is important to keep in mind, however—and those serious rib barbecuers will agree—oven roasting isn’t barbecue. Barbecue needs smoke to chemically alter the flavor and surface of meats. The oven is not going to create that smoke (hopefully) and so, while these pork ribs are a good approximation of those BBQ joint ribs, they’re not exactly the same thing.

Gather the Ingredients and Supplies

How to Cook Pork Neckbones

To oven-roast ribs, you will need:

  • A rack of ribs
  • 1/2 cup rib rub
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • A large cooking tray or cookie sheet
  • A wire cooling rack
  • Aluminum foil
  • A sharp knife
  • A basting brush
  • A paper towel

The rack of ribs can be baby back or spareribs. Baby back ribs are smaller, have less meat, and will require a shorter cooking time. (Both sets of times are included in this tutorial.) Two racks of ribs can be cooked simultaneously without altering the cooking time as long as there is at least an inch between them.

Prepare the Rack of Ribs

How to Cook Pork Neckbones

To get the pork ribs to cook evenly, the rack needs to be uniform from end-to-end. With baby back ribs, this isn’t generally a problem since they are cut pretty much the same no matter what. With spareribs, however, this can be an issue because they are sold in a wide variety of cuts. If possible, have your butcher cut them for you; if not, you might need to do some trimming. The ideal rack of spareribs is a perfect rectangle. Cut away any loose parts and trim the ends away where there are no bones. Frequently on spareribs, there is a flap of meat on the bone side that should be removed.

With a uniform rack, whether it is baby backs or spares, the membrane on the bone side needs to be removed. The membrane is a non-permeable barrier that blocks flavors from penetrating; it even stops water from getting through. To remove this membrane, lift a corner of it with a blunt knife, like a butter knife. The membrane is slippery but can be easily grabbed with a paper towel. It can take some practice, but once you get the hang of it, peeling away the membrane is easy.

Apply a Rub

How to Cook Pork Neckbones

To get the right flavor on your ribs, you need a good rib rub. This is a combination of salt, sugar, and spices that not only flavors the ribs but also helps to create a crusty surface that will give the ribs the ideal texture. Try a Kansas City rib rub or Memphis-Style rib rub.

Apply a good coating of the rub. The general rule with rubs is, what sticks is how much you need. This rub will combine with the juices from the ribs and will penetrate into the surface and start the crusting process.

Pork tenderloin is one of my favorite weeknight proteins. It takes on flavor with ease, cooks quickly, and stays tender and juicy no matter how you cook it. There are dozens of ways to cook it, but a few essential methods will teach you everything you need to know about cooking this weeknight hero.

These four techniques for cooking pork tenderloin — roasting, grilling, bacon-wrapping, and stir-frying — will teach you everything you need to know about cooking a juicy, flavorful piece of pork.

What Is Pork Tenderloin?

Pork tenderloin is a lean yet tender cut of meat from along the backbone of the animal. A single tenderloin cut is usually about 1 pound total. But it’s common to find pork tenderloin sold in supermarkets in packages of two, for a total of 2 to 2 1/2 pounds of meat.

How to Brine & Flavor Pork Tenderloin

While it’s common to find these packages of tenderloin pre-seasoned and marinated, we suggest you skip the pre-seasoned tenderloins and use a dry rub or a simple salt brine at home to season the pork before cooking.

Plus how to brine a pork tenderloin: Stir 1 tablespoon kosher salt into 4 cups lukewarm water. Add seasonings such as cracked pepper or fresh herbs if you want (it’s not essential). Pour the brine over the pork tenderloin in a shallow dish. Brine in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to 1 hour. You will see good results and tender meat after less than an hour of brining (but it’s fine to brine all day too).

If you don’t have this much time to brine, try a quick rub of black pepper and garlic salt, or a spice mix of your choice.

How to Cook Pork Neckbones

How to Cook Pork Neckbones

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There’s a reason why pork belly is so revered around the world – it ticks all the boxes you could ask for when it comes to meat. With its crisp, crunchy skin and tender meat that melts in the mouth, pork belly is stunning when treated with a bit of care and attention. The fact that it’s also incredibly versatile and affordable just adds to its charm.

Though pork belly has become rather fashionable in the last few decades, it has remained a cheap cut to cook with (and we hope it stays that way). Whilst prime cuts like loin were hit with a premium, belly would often be ground down into sausage meat with other trimmings, or cured and sliced to make streaky bacon. However, many home cooks know how succulent, tender and flavourful this cut of pork can be when cooked properly – and this guide will give you everything you need to get the most out of it.

How to Cook Pork Neckbones

What to look for when buying pork belly

Whether you’re buying pork belly at the butcher or the supermarket, the first thing to look out for is that it’s fresh. The first place to look is the fat – good fat should be a creamy white colour; any sign of discolouration (greying or yellowing of the fat) is a sign of age. Similarly there shouldn’t be any off smells and the flesh should be firm and pink with no degradation or sliminess.

You want a good ratio of fat to flesh – somewhere around the 50:50 range is good, and ideally you want an even distribution of both with nice even layers of intramuscular fat between the muscles. This means when you cook your pork belly and you come to portion it, there won’t be one area with very little meat and an even spread of rendered fat throughout.

How to cook pork belly

How to Cook Pork Neckbones

How to Cook Pork Neckbones

As the name implies, pork belly is taken from the belly of the pig – this means it has a very high fat content, which gives the meat a lot of flavour. Traditionally pork belly has always favoured slow-cooking methods – this allows the fat to render into the meat over time, leaving the resulting flesh moist and tender. Slow-roasting in the oven allows you to render the fat and crisp up the skin simultaneously, creating a lovely textural contrast, but pork belly is equally delicious when braised or stewed – the latter methods result in a pleasantly chewy texture, as the fat doesn’t render quite so much. For professional chefs and ambitious home cooks, cooking pork belly sous vide can result in some incredible flavours and textures – check out our guide on how to do that below, along with some tips if you’re planning to cook pork belly on the barbecue.

How to Cook Pork Neckbones

How to Cook Pork Neckbones

Pork belly tends to be sold two ways: in large slabs to be roasted whole, or cut into strips (which are commonly found in supermarkets). Both are equally delicious but suited to different styles of dishes. People gravitate towards slow-cooking pork belly mainly because of the fat, not because the meat is especially tough (by comparison, shoulder and leg joints are often slow-cooked because the muscle has done a lot of work over the course of its life and therefore needs more cooking to break it down). Pork belly slices can be seared in a hot pan or on a barbecue and eaten straight away – they won’t be as soft as they are when braised or slow-roasted, but they’re no less delicious and you can add all sorts of interesting dry rubs and marinades.

For a simple method of roasting a larger piece of pork belly, take a look at the method below. If you’re using strips, they can be roasted or braised – give them around an hour to allow the fat to render down (or less if you like them a little chewier). You can also slice them very thinly and stir-fry them for just a few minutes; a popular technique in countries like China.

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How to Cook Pork Neckbones. Pork neck bones have great flavor, and if cooked right, can be as tender as slow cooked ribs. You can simmer, bake, or slow cook pork neck bones. If you can’t find pork neck bones at your regular super market.

Neck bones are inexpensive and easy to cook. But don’t be mistaken, this meat is packed with flavor and taste great. Growing up down south, this inexpensive meat and rice meal was a family favorite, both worked well on a tight budget. I ate this meat so much that I lost the taste for this dish for a while. But guess what? I got my taste for neckbones back again.

Sprinkle 3/4 of the onion and garlic into the bottom of a roasting pan; pour in the vinegar and water. Season the neck bones with salt and pepper and place into the roasting pan.

Pork neck bones slow cook with garlic, thyme, and vinegar in this country-style Southern recipe. Pork neck bones slow cook with garlic, thyme, and vinegar in this country-style Southern recipe. . This sounds like a very good way to tenderize the neckbones so the meat falls away;, but what would you serve it with, .

Keep in mind that the amount of liquid in the slow cooker will increase as the food cooks. Juices cook out of the food and the condensation is trapped in the cooker. Use the minimum amount of liquid required in the recipe. Prepare about one pound of neck bones per person.

Cook whats’s available, and eat what’s cooked. I have used many of your recipes and will continue to do so, their homegrown and built with love…I’m especially fond of neck bones and Pigs feet and will pass up steak for either, especially if there are side orders of corn bread, black eye peas, rice, and greens.

Remove the cooked neck bones to a separate bowl. Bring liquid to a boil, then add pasta and more salt and pepper to taste, if desired. Stir constantly for the first 2 to 3 minutes to keep pasta from sticking. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes, or until pasta is al dente.

Add the garlic cloves, tomato paste, thyme, and pepper, and cook for 1 to 2 minutes more. Deglaze with the red wine by scraping up the stuff on the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Add the reserved beef neck bones and beef stock to the pot, bring it to simmer, cover, and put in the oven to braise until fork tender, about 2 hours 30 minutes.

Add 1 or 2 inches of battuto, or Italian mirepoix, to the slow cooker for a base flavoring. Battuto comprises minced garlic, onions, carrots, celery and green peppers in varying amounts depending on the mood of the cook or the ingredients on hand.


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Pork brains, also referred to as offal, are consumed around the world, though they are most common outside the United States. You can purchase them at a local grocery store or butcher shop in fresh form, and some stores even carry them canned in milk gravy. This type of organ meat provides versatility, which means you can prepare it a number of different ways, including in a soup or stew, as part of an egg dish, breaded and fried, and in stir-fry.

Step 1

Prepare the pork brains for cooking by soaking them in cold water for about an hour or two, then immersing them in a pot of water, bringing it to a boil. Once they have reached a boil, reduce the heat under the pot to a simmer. Allow the brains to simmer for about three to four minutes, then remove the pot from the heat. Rinse the brains with cold water before you continue cooking them.

Step 2

Use pork brains to make soup. Chop the brains into cubes and saute them in a couple of teaspoons of oil along with chopped onions and garlic. Once the onions are tender, add the broth of your choice, vegetables such as carrots and celery, and any other ingredients you want in your soup. Bring the liquid to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Remove from the heat once the carrots and other vegetables become tender.

Step 3

Mix pork brains with eggs to give a twist to the usual scrambled eggs. Chop the brains into small pieces and set them aside. Crack eggs into a bowl and beat them with a fork or whisk them with a wire wisk until the yolks and whites of the eggs are well mixed. Add any seasonings you wish, including salt and pepper, and any other additions you want, such as chopped peppers and onions. Add the brains and pour the mixture into a pan coated lightly with cooking spray. When the egg mixture starts to thicken, use a spoon or spatula to scrape the eggs away from the side and bottom of the pan, moving the eggs about until they are no longer runny.

Step 4

Bread and fry the brains in a small amount of hot oil. Slice the brains and dip them in a beaten egg or milk, then dip the moistened slices in bread crumbs seasoned with salt and pepper. Fry the brains in hot cooking oil until the slices are browned.

Step 5

Chop the brains into cube-like pieces and season them with salt and pepper. Heat a wok or large pan and add about 2 tbsp. of oil. Add the chopped brains to the pot and toss and stir them to cook the meat without allowing it to burn. Add stir-fry vegetables, if desired, and continue cooking until the vegetables are cooked throughout, but not soft and mushy.

Pork brains contain a significant amount of cholesterol, so consume them in moderation.

Hey, they’re a classic for a reason.

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Pork chops really bring back those flavor-filled childhood memories. You just need to know how to make ’em like mom — that’s where our recipe comes in handy. Here’s what you need to know before starting this recipe:

Loin and ribs are the most common cuts. You’ll also want to check out the color when purchasing your chops — pinkish-red with a bit of fat marbling will have the most flavor.

Try to cook them right away. That said, they can last in the fridge for up to three days and in the freezer for up to six months, as long as you wrap them well to prevent freezer burn. Keep in mind it could take up to 14 hours for frozen chops to thaw in the fridge.

We use a two-step cooking process. We start our pork chops in the skillet, then we finish them in the oven for even cooking.

Now that you know the basics, try our tried-and-tested recipe for these berry-balsamic pork chops!

Not only will you find this pork chops recipe super easy to follow, but you might also have flashbacks to when your mom made them while you were growing up! Follow along with this video to learn how to cook the perfect berry-balsamic pork chops.

Ingredients you’ll need:

• 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

• 4 bone-in pork chops, 1 to 1-1/2 inches thick

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The Spruce / Victoria Heydt

  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Rest: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
414 Calories
25g Fat
0g Carbs
43g Protein


Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 414
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 33%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 134mg 45%
Sodium 189mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 43g
Calcium 69mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Making perfect pork chops is simple—first, they are seared in a very hot pan for about 3 minutes, then they’re flipped and cooked the rest of the way in the oven. Preparing them this way ensures that they’re cooked through but not overcooked. No one wants tough, dry chops. Instead, you’ll end up with juicy, tender pork chops in no time that will be the star of any meal.

One key to success is choosing the right pork chops. For this recipe, go for bone-in pork chops that are an inch thick. If they are too thin or boneless, they’ll be overcooked, dry, and tough. Thicker pork chops will take longer to cook. Having the bone in contributes flavor and moisture, which means a juicy pork chop.

Because we cook the pork chops on the stovetop and then the oven, and we need to get the pan super hot, a cast-iron skillet is an ideal pan for making these pork chops. This will ensure the chops get nicely browned with a crisp crust and good flavor. This recipe is easy to scale down if you’re cooking for one or two.

I am just wondering what these are? I know alot of people like to eat them..but I am not sure what type of meat this is and where it comes from. Thanks.

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The neck bone I’m familiar with is the neck bone of a turkey or game hen. It comes with the packet inside the bird. I use it for gravy, however have never eaten it, just for flavor!

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What Is Neck Bones

Neck bones come from the neck of a slaughtered animal. The most common are beef and pork, though some places will have lamb as well. You can purchase them at the butcher shop, though most chain grocers don’t carry them. They are a low cost source of protein and the meat is very tender. There is a high proportion of bone to meat though, so search recipe sites to determine how many pounds you would need to feed the number of people you’d like.

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Hi Spice, ok, now that you have a recipe to cook them, i’ll tell you what they are. Beef neckbones are from a cow, pork neckbones are from a pig. And they are just what they say they are. neckbones, and they are SCRUMPTIOUS if cooked right.

An easy recipe, is to wash said bones thoroughly and put in a stock pot of half water/half beef stock. Add salt and boil for about 20-30 min. until tender. Then put them in a roaster in a 350 deg. oven with sliced onions, garlic powder, and a little pepper, and some of the stock they were boiled in. I put steak seasoning on my beef bones and pork seas. on my pork bones at this point. Roast in the oven until the smell just drives you crazy (usually about an hour depending on the amt. you are making), remember they are already cooked you are just browning them SLOWLY. don’t rush them or they will be tough. They will make a gravy with the stock you put in, which should have been just enough to come up half way of the bones. Dissolve about 2-3 tsp of cornstarch in cold water and add to the stock after you take the bones out.

And. VOILA. Keep them warm in the oven, always better when warm.

OK, now, when and where is dinner?

Geez, its 1:50am and i can’t get to the store, TEASE, LOL.

Pork Steak is a variation of Bistek Tagalog. Pork chops are used in this recipe. These are marinated in lime and soy sauce and then cooked with lots of onions. It is a good dish to cook for either lunch or dinner. Serve it with warm white rice.

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How to Cook Pork Steak

Making your own pork steak at home is simple and easy. This recipe is intended for beginners. This means that you can make this dish even if you are a newbie in the kitchen.

Start by marinating the pork chops in lime and soy sauce. You can also use calamansi or lemon as a replacement for lime. Combine pork, lime, and soy sauce in a resealable bag, mix well, seal the bag and marinate for at least one hour. I prefer marinating longer for better results.

We’ll need to pan-fry the pork after marinating it to give the pork a good texture. Separate the remaining marinade and set it aside. Heat oil in a pan and start to fry one side of the pork for 3 minutes ones it gets hot. Flip the pork and do the same step.

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Pour the remaining marinade into the pan with the fried pork chops. Add water and let boil. The pork needs to be tenderized by boiling. Cover the pan and boil between low to medium heat for 45 minutes or until the pork is tender.

I also add a bit of sugar, but it is optional. Put-in the onions and season with salt and ground black pepper. Cook for 3 minutes more. You may also add water if you like more sauce on your dish.

I like to eat pork steak with steamed rice. I usually pour the sauce over the rice and top it with lots of onions. When in the mood, I can consume two cups of rice with this dish.

We also have more recipes for pork that you can try. See the pork recipes section.

Try this Pork Steak Recipe and let me know what you think.

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Article Summary X. To cook pork neck bones, place the meat in a large pot and sprinkle some salt and pepper on top. Cover the neck bones with 2-3 inches of water and allow it to boil for 15 minutes, skimming the foam off the top of the water.

Neck bones are inexpensive and easy to cook. But don’t be mistaken, this meat is packed with flavor and taste great. Growing up down south, this inexpensive meat and rice meal was a family favorite, both worked well on a tight budget. I ate this meat so much that I lost the taste for this dish for a while. But guess what? I got my taste for neckbones back again.

Sprinkle 3/4 of the onion and garlic into the bottom of a roasting pan; pour in the vinegar and water. Season the neck bones with salt and pepper and place into the roasting pan.

Pork neck bones slow cook with garlic, thyme, and vinegar in this country-style Southern recipe. Pork neck bones slow cook with garlic, thyme, and vinegar in this country-style Southern recipe. . This sounds like a very good way to tenderize the neckbones so the meat falls away;, but what would you serve it with, .

Keep in mind that the amount of liquid in the slow cooker will increase as the food cooks. Juices cook out of the food and the condensation is trapped in the cooker. Use the minimum amount of liquid required in the recipe. Prepare about one pound of neck bones per person.

Cook whats’s available, and eat what’s cooked. I have used many of your recipes and will continue to do so, their homegrown and built with love…I’m especially fond of neck bones and Pigs feet and will pass up steak for either, especially if there are side orders of corn bread, black eye peas, rice, and greens.

Add the garlic cloves, tomato paste, thyme, and pepper, and cook for 1 to 2 minutes more. Deglaze with the red wine by scraping up the stuff on the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Add the reserved beef neck bones and beef stock to the pot, bring it to simmer, cover, and put in the oven to braise until fork tender, about 2 hours 30 minutes.

Add 1 or 2 inches of battuto, or Italian mirepoix, to the slow cooker for a base flavoring. Battuto comprises minced garlic, onions, carrots, celery and green peppers in varying amounts depending on the mood of the cook or the ingredients on hand.

Cover, bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook for 30 minutes to create the pork broth. (You should be able to wash and prepare the collard greens while you make the broth.) Add the cut collard greens to the pork broth, cover, and continue to simmer until nice and silky, anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours (or more).


Athena Hessong

If you have ever tried smoked turkey necks, you know how delicious they can be. This recipe, cooked in your home oven, gives you the same flavor of turkey necks smoked over wood for hours. For best results, let the turkey necks marinate overnight.

Things You’ll Need

2 lbs. raw turkey necks

8-inch-by-8-inch metal baking pan

Heavy-duty aluminum foil

1 4-oz. bottle (1/2 cup) liquid smoke

1 cup barbecue sauce

Step 1

Combine the barbecue sauce and liquid smoke in a bowl.

Step 2

Place the turkey necks in the bottom of the bowl.

Step 3

Pour the combined barbecue sauce and liquid smoke over the turkey necks.

Step 4

Marinate the turkey necks in the refrigerator overnight, or for at least 8 hours.

Step 5

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

Step 6

Remove the turkey necks from the bowl and wrap them in foil.

Step 7

Place the wrapped turkey necks in the baking pan and bake for 1 hour.

Step 8

Test that the meat is at least 180 degrees F by inserting the meat thermometer into the largest part of the turkey necks.

Step 9

Let the turkey necks rest for 10 minutes after removing them from the oven.

Liquid smoke is found in most supermarkets, next to the barbecue sauce and other condiments.

By Jane de Graaff | 1 year ago

There’s nothing quite like that perfect crunch of crisp, salty pork crackling when it’s done right. But for plenty of us that unmistakable, crunchy dream is often not the reality of what comes out of the oven. So we’re here with our ultimate How To guide to show you step-by-step how to get that crisp and ultimate finish on your pork skin.

All it takes for the perfect pork crackling is two ingredients and one fail-safe trick.

Here goes; it’s all about drying out the skin. That’s the real secret to getting crisp crackling. You don’t need to add oil, you don’t need to dress the pork, all you need to do is dry the skin out. Regardless of whether your pork comes from the butcher or the supermarket, you’ll need to remove any packaging and really pad that skin down with paper towel to dry it out.

It’s even better if you can leave the pork uncovered – skin side up – in the fridge for a couple of hours or overnight to really dry it out.

The rest is really simple:

  1. Dry your pork skin, do this overnight in the fridge, or really pat it dry with a paper towel. Drying the skin will make all the difference.
  2. Heat oven to 250°C, and you really need to crank that heat right up as high as you can, the oven needs to be super hot for the crackling to work.
  3. Score the skin of your pork and salt it, you don’t need to add anything else. I use a craft knife to get the cuts to the right depth, but any sharp knife will do. Don’t salt your pork crackling until you’re ready to put it in the oven, because salt draws out moisture pretty quickly and it will undo all your drying work if you’re not quick.
  4. Cook your pork crackling for ½ an hour at 250°C.
  5. After ½ an hour turn the heat down, by this stage the crackling will be good an sizzling, so you can turn the heat down to 180°C and cook the rest of the pork through (usually about an hour for a roast).

That is ALL.
Seriously. That’s it. Two ingredients, one sneaky trick and you’ve got fail-safe crunchy perfect pork crackling.

Check out the video above, and no, that crunch isn’t a sound effect. It’s just the noise your crunchy, perfect pork crackling will make.


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You ask me and I answer, that is how this website thing works. More than once, someone has asked, “HOW TO COOK CANNED PINTO BEANS”? I always answer by email, but today I am answering here, “HOW TO COOK CANNED PINTO BEANS”.

Perhaps you already know how to cook canned pinto beans. If so, good for you! You are excused and I hope you will go read a different page on this website. The recipe for my Chocolate Cake is GREAT and for a more advanced cook. How about giving these Marinated Pork Chops a try – yum! These Cowboy Baked beans are the bomb!

Maybe you are saying to yourself, Loaves and Dishes is about home made foods from scratch. While that is true, it is also true that sometimes people need a little help catching up in order to gain kitchen confidence.

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Is doctoring the right word? I don’t know, that is what my grandma, mom and aunt always called it. Anyway, I’m hoping you know what I mean by saying, “Canned beans need a little doctoring”.

You will need to…

  1. Add some oil or butter or both.
  2. Try adding flavor items (like bacon, onion, garlic)
  3. Definitely add some seasoning (salt and pepper)
  4. Most canned veggies need a little sugar, seriously, add just a tad.
  5. That’s it! You are good to go!

In most of the US, black-eyed peas have got to be eaten on New Year’s Day to ensure prosperity and good luck in the coming year. Add some greens to your New Year’s Day menu and there’s all your money, too.

The story is that during the Civil War, when old General Sherman came through the Confederacy and burned everything down, the yankees hadn’t never heard of humans eating black eyed peas. Up north they just fed those to the cattle. So when they came through, the soldiers thought, “Surely these wretches aren’t eating black-eyed peas, fergodsake!” And they left the fields alone and after the smoke had cleared and everyone came out to see, they saw that there were still lots and lots of black-eyed peas left to chow down on and that’s how they came to represent good luck. It’s a weird story to memorialize through superstition.

And I’m pretty sure it is all superstition, since by now I should be utterly swimming in gold coins and heating my personal blimp with a fireplace that runs exclusively on 100-dollar-bills. But I am instead typing on a 6-year-old laptop with a busted mousepad and wearing a blanket because I can’t afford to run the G.D. heater. So, basically, I’m saying don’t count on eating a bowl of peas to make you rich.

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How To Cook Black-Eyed Peas

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Black-eyed peas cooked with salt pork and jalapeños

  • Author: Hilah Johnson
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 – 8 1 x


  • 1 lb frozen blackeyed peas
  • 4 oz ( 1/4 lb) salt pork or bacon, diced
  • 1 – 2 jalapenos, minced
  • 1 small tomato, diced (about 1/2 c)


  1. Fry the salt pork or bacon in a pot for about 4 minutes until some of the fat is rendered and it’s starting to crisp up.
  2. Add the peas and stir them around to coat in grease.
  3. Add the pepper and tomato.
  4. Add enough water to just cover the peas and slap a lid on that puppy.
  5. Bring to the boil, reduce heat, simmer 45 minutes.
  6. Serve with hot sauce. Them will be the best black-eyed peas you ever put in your mouf.


To Use Dried Peas: Follow the instructions above for 1 pound dried peas, but add twice as much water to cover the peas. Bring to boil, then simmer 1 1/2 hours until very tender and almost falling apart.

And here’s another delicious recipe for black-eyed peas that uses canned peas: Texas Caviar!

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Sprinkle 3/4 of the onion and garlic into the bottom of a roasting pan; pour in the vinegar and water. Season the neck bones with salt and pepper and place into the roasting pan.

Article Summary X. To cook pork neck bones, place the meat in a large pot and sprinkle some salt and pepper on top. Cover the neck bones with 2-3 inches of water and allow it to boil for 15 minutes, skimming the foam off the top of the water.

Been eating neckbones for over forty years. It would always be a “Tuesday dinner” ya know how certain days of the week growing up seemed to always be a certain meal (Fridays were always fried fish and Sundays were always beef roast & gravy). Tuesdays were delicious dinners of neckbones w/ collards or spinach, sweet potatoes and cornbread.

This recipe for soul food style pork neck bones will give you tender, fall-of-the-bone meat that’s flavorful, succulent and juicy. This is a don’t miss dish, perfect for Sunday dinner and the slow cooker makes it so easy!

Instructions. Preheat the oven to 325˚F. Heat some oil over medium to medium-high heat in a Dutch oven (or other large, oven-proof pot). Sprinkle all sides of the beef with some salt and sear, in batches, until browned; set aside.

Neck bones are inexpensive and easy to cook. But don’t be mistaken, this meat is packed with flavor and taste great. Growing up down south, this inexpensive meat and rice meal was a family favorite, both worked well on a tight budget. I ate this meat so much that I lost the taste for this dish for a while. But guess what? I got my taste for neckbones back again.

Cover the pot or casserole dish, and simmer it at low heat on the stove top or in your oven until the meat on the bones is fork-tender. That can take three to six hours, depending how thickly the neck bones are sliced.

Although pork neckbones generally only have a small amount of meat on them, they can add flavor to broths, sauces and soups. When prepared correctly, boiled neck bones can be an economical standalone entree, a side dish or used to spice up greens, beans, peas and other vegetables.

I made tonight mostly as written. Used short ribs instead of neck bones. Beef broth for the vegetable broth and a tad of worchesterchire sauce. All ingredients wouldn’t fit in my crockpot so I used the stove and a heavy pot. The Husband loved it and said “this is a keeper don’t change a thing”. Thanks, Rosie!

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If you’ve ever tried (and failed) to cook juicy pork chops, the first thing you need to do is give up any notions you might have about pork being “the other white meat,” as it was marketed in the fat-phobic 1980s.

“To me, a lean pork chop is the saddest possible thing,” Samin Nosrat, chef and author of the James Beard Award-winning cookbook “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking,” told TODAY Food.

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“The challenge of those tender cuts (like pork chops) is retaining that tenderness after you cook them,” Nosrat explained. “In order to do that, you want you want to set yourself up for success, and the first thing to do is to buy the least lean chops that you can find.”

Nosrat, along with Kelvin Fernandez, chef instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education, told TODAY their best tips for how to pick the best pork chops and how to cook pork chops on the stove top, how to sauté them, how to bake them in the oven and how to fry them up.

How to prepare pork chops before cooking

  • Buy a marbled chop.

You already know you don’t want a lean pork chop, but you don’t want just any old kind of fat when it comes to chops. “I believe, especially in meat, that fat is flavor,” said Nosrat. “But there are different kinds of fat in meat.” When looking for pork chops, the kind of fat to focus on is intramuscular fat — the variety that’s responsible for marbling. Nosrat advised looking for a breed of hog known for its marbling (the kind of thing you might find at a farmers market or specialty butcher) or just going to the butcher counter at the grocery store and asking for a very marbled pork chop.

  • Bone-in is best.

Boneless pork chops often come from the end of the pork loin that’s less fatty, so Nosrat recommended choosing bone-in pork chops, particularly T-bone style chops. “The ones that are specifically the T-Bone kind are from the part of the loin that is really the most flavorful,” she said.

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Maple Glazed Pork T-Bone Chops with Butternut Squash Purée

  • Check the color.

When choosing pork chops, look for ones that are rosy rather than pale pink. “Paler meat is a sign that it comes from one of the more heavily bred breeds that are about yielding more meat total and not necessarily having the highest quality meat,” said Nosrat. “So you want something that has a nice rose-pink, rather than something that’s paler.”

  • Choose quality over quantity.

For those who are worried about eating too much fatty meat, Nosrat posed this question: “What if we eat a little bit less pork and choose better quality?” She added, “I always am absolutely a proponent of looking for organic pork or at least from a farm where you know the animals have been treated well.”

A pasture-raised, heritage pork chop may cost more than a typical supermarket chop, a little bit of that flavorful, marbled meat goes a long way.

  • Salt the meat in advance.

Nosrat told TODAY that one of the most important things when cooking any meat is salting it well in advance of cooking so the salt has time to penetrate the protein. This will make it more flavorful and help tenderize the meat. For example, she recommended salting a whole chicken a full day in advance before cooking; however, pork chops require much less time.

“The nice thing about pork chops is that they are pretty small, so I don’t think you have to go through the kind of thinking in advance that I do for bigger cuts of meat, like pork shoulder or a whole chicken,” she said. “Since a pork chop is a small and tender piece of meat, the salting in advance can be anywhere from 20 minutes to two hours.” As for how much salt, it’s probably more than you think.

“Salt amounts will vary depending on what kind of salt you’re using, but for most people, it’s more than you’re used to,” said Nosrat.

  • Consider making a brine.

While simply salting pork chops is sufficient, if you have enough time, consider brining the chops to help them retain their moisture when you cook them. A brine is simply a solution of salt, sugar and sometimes added seasonings dissolved in water.

“It doesn’t have to be this big production where you measure everything and weigh all the stuff — it’s just a matter of giving the meat some time to absorb some water and absorb some salt and sugar so it can be flavored all the way,”Nosrat explained. If you’re brining, she recommended allowing the chops to sit in the solution anywhere from four to eight hours. “But if you don’t have the time to do that, even just salting them and letting them sit on the counter for 20 or 30 minutes is plenty for some of that salt to make its way inside and let some of that tenderizing work happen.”

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How to Cook Pork Neckbones

In this article, we are going to guide you about How Long To Cook Pork Tenderloin In Oven At 350 Degrees Per Pound After Searing which is very helpful.

Do you know how long to cook pork tenderloin in oven at 350? The pork tenderloin is a cut of meat. It is quite accommodating in the shape as simple to carve and great for the sandwiches (so in case you got some leftovers that is unlikely). This is very lean that this does not need any kind of further trimming.

This is very easy to cook because this is not very much thick and would cook so quickly. This might be grilled, oven roasted and sautéed. It also melds nicely with the seasonings that are inspired by any kind of cuisine.

How to Cook Pork Neckbones

The pork tenderloin could be the elegant dish while it is accompanied by the enriched sauce or some casual entree slathered along with the barbecue sauce.

Also, pork tenderloin actually ranges from 3/4 up to 1 1/4 pounds. They’re quite often pre-packaged along with 2 tenderloins in one package that typically yields 2 pounds total.

Plus, this recipe is using a kind of dry rub that consists of salt, thyme, and 2 kinds of pepper. And, the use of two or even more kind of peppers is typical of the Cajun cooking.

The pork tenderloins might be marinated, but, its meat is so tender that it should not be marinated for above one hour or so, particularly in case there’s any kind of acid in its marinade. It might cause this meat to become a bit mushy if marinated for more than one hour.

How Long To Cook Pork Tenderloin In Oven At 350 Degrees Per Pound After Searing – Best Tips:

First, you need to know about how long to cook pork tenderloin in oven at 350. Cook the pork tenderloin in oven at 350 F than at the high temperature because this’s very lean that it might dry out in case cooked at the high heat.

You need to take out the meat when this reaches the internal temperature between 150 o and 160 o .

How to Cook Pork Neckbones

Allow this meat to just rest for five minutes during this time the temperature would increase by almost about 5 o .

How to Cook Pork Neckbones

Seriously, for the best-ever way to make fall-apart, barbecue ribs, follow these directions > How to Cook the Best Ribs in the Oven. Watch the short video showing you how to make these ribs, then scroll to the very bottom of this post to print out the full instructions so you can make them at home.

How to Cook Pork Neckbones

We are no strangers to barbecued ribs in our house. My son is madly in love with Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce- Original (no, this is not a sponsored message!), and he puts it on just about everything he eats. His favorite is ribs.

We often like to make them in our smoker, but since that’s kind of an ordeal and takes a whole lot of prep and thinking ahead, we usually opt to make them in the oven instead. Besides, slow-baking ribs in the oven makes them turn out perfect in every way. And by perfect, I mean falling-off-the-bone-tender-perfect!

I worked for a caterer for a few years back in college, and here is how we always made the best ribs for parties… and how I make them now in my house. This is how to cook the best ribs in the oven!

How to Cook Pork Neckbones

How to Cook the Best Ribs in the Oven:

First things first. There is a membrane that runs down the rib rack that you need to remove and get rid of. Don’t worry, it’s totally easy. Just slip a knife under the membrane, wiggle it loose from the rack and pull it to remove it.

Sometimes it’s easy to grab it with a paper towel if it seems a little too slippery to pull. You don’t want to leave them membrane on or it will cook into the meat and turn into a tough, leathery part of the rib. Yuck.

How to Cook Pork Neckbones

Next, lay out a couple of pieces of foil (I use the heavy duty), and place your ribs on top. Sprinkle the ribs with your favorite dry rub (you can look for those in your market’s spice aisle, or you can make your own). I like to use anything that has a smoky flavor to it.

How to Cook Pork Neckbones

Lay a couple more pieces of foil on top of the ribs and crunch the edges together to make a big package. Do the same with your second rack of ribs. Now for the fun part- pop them into a 275 degree oven for 3 1/2 to 4 hours. Just let them be!

How to Cook Pork Neckbones

They’ll come out looking like this. Remove them to a big cutting board and cut them into one or two-rib chunks.

How to Cook Pork Neckbones

Drizzle them with your favorite BBQ sauce. At this point, you have a choice. You can pop them under your oven broiler for a few minutes to caramelize that sauce and get the meat a little crispy on the edges….

How to Cook Pork Neckbones

…OR you can throw them on the grill. That’s my husband, Brian, making a rare appearance on my blog рџ™‚

How to Cook Pork Neckbones

Just grill them until you get them all warmed up. That sauce will get all awesome on the ribs.

How to Cook Pork Neckbones

And that’s it, my friends. I’ve shown you how to cook pork ribs in the oven, and it’s fairly easy (even if you’re not much of a cook). When I worked for a caterer back in college, we always slow cooked a zillion ribs this way in the oven, then brought the ribs to the parties and finished them off on the grill with BBQ sauce. It’s the best way to make them, and they are always a huge hit!

How to Cook Pork Neckbones

P.S. You can bake beef ribs using the same method, but they’re a little larger so you may want to increase the bake time to 4 to 4 1/2 hours.

If you are looking for more recipes for ribs, you might wish to try my Slow Cooker Apple Butter BBQ Ribs or these Garlic and Oregano Pork Ribs. Slow Cooker Guinness Beef Ribs and Slow Cooker Sriracha- Cranberry Baby Back Ribs are delicious rib recipes too!