I posted on my face book page that I was making my mom neck bone this weekend and I had several requests for the recipe – so, I decided to make a post of it. Neck bone is a southern dish that was on our table several times a year when I was a child. I have not made it for years but I remembered how my nana and mom always made it which is a bit different than just throwing them in a pot with some water until they are cooked. Eating them is a little work but oh so worth the effort. The meat is tender and tasty pork. I hope you are having a wonderful summer. I am, enjoying babysitting my grandson as we await the beginning of the school year. He is home schooled and I am his learning coach. Now, on to the recipe ~
8 or 10 pieces of neck bone – less of course if there are fewer than you.
1 bag of angel hair cabbage.
2 onions sliced and ringed.
2 cloves of garlic.
¼ cup of white vinegar
2 cups of beef broth
Layer ½ the cabbage, onions and garlic on the bottom of a Dutch oven.
After salt and peppering the neck bone lay on top.
Layer the rest of the cabbage, onions and garlic on top.
Pour on the vinegar and beef broth.
Put lid on top and set in a pre-heated 350F degree oven.
Leave lid on top and cook for 2 hours.
Take out of oven, take off lid and pull back the cabbage then baste the meat with the juices.
Put back in the oven with the lid off for another 30 minutes or until the meat is browned.
Pull out of the oven, put the lid on top and allow to rest for about 20 to 30 minutes.
I served ours with my potatoes O’Brien and cornbread. Try it – you will love the price and the taste!
I have had pork neck bones before, but never beef.
Did you ever post your directions for the Girl Scout oven smoker?
I enjoy your posts so much!
hey there! I’m so glad you enjoy them and I don’t know why but I put in beef while I was thinking pork — thank you so much for calling my attention to it. I will fix that. Plus, Here’s the link to the smoker!! https://kelliskitchen.org/2013/06/smoking-ribs-in-a-homemade-smoker-for-the-oven/
Karen (Back Road Journal)
I’ve never had neck bones before. I bet the cabbage is so flavorful when the dish is finished.
It is delicious! Even the neck bone –sounds awful but tastes great!
I decided to buy some pork neck bones, when I saw them, for a couple of reasons.m; they were cheap and, my sisters and I and now my daughters, have argued over who got the turkey neck at Thanksgiving! Since I love pork and neck meat, there is no way this cannot be good!!!