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Delicious and easy Roasted Pork Neck Bones

Roasted Pork Neck Bones

This homemade Roasted Pork Neck Bones recipe is not only easy to make but also delicious and healthy! Made with pork neck bones that have been marinated in various spices and then roasted to perfection until juicy and tender. Served this dish with a side of salad and roasted sweet potatoes, you and the whole family won’t get enough of these mouth-watering Roasted Pork Neck Bones. 

Are you ready to embark on a culinary adventure that will tantalize your taste buds like never before? Look no further because we have the ultimate recipe that will revolutionize your dining experience—introducing the secrets to delicious and easy roasted pork neck bones!

These succulent cuts of meat are often overlooked, but we’re here to change that. With our step-by-step guide, you’ll learn how to savor every bite and transform this humble ingredient into a masterpiece. From marinating to roasting, we’ll unveil the tips and tricks to elevate your cooking skills.

This recipe is very simple and easy to make. You will first need a couple of seasoning blends from Noubess.com. The seasonings that give this dish its authentic yet delicious flavor are Noubess Steak Seasoning and Noubess BBQ Seasoning. The melange or combination of these two seasonings is superbly paired with a slightly smoky flavor.

Only two other ingredients are needed besides the pork neck bones and seasoning blends; they are olive oil and lemon pepper seasoning. All the ingredients blend together beautifully to create this appetizing dish.

What are pork neck bones?

Pork neck bones are not the preferred choice of many people to cook because there are more bones than meat. On the contrary, there is plenty of meat. With a little patience, you will be surprised at the flavors. The tender meat attached to the bones is like magic in your mouth. 

Before we go into making this delicious dish, I want to share a little bit of information. Pork neck bones are not only a thing of the South (talking about the South region of the United States). They are also a thing in Caribbean culture. We love our pork neck bones in legumes, as some of you might call it, vegetables and meat stew. 

Roasted Pork Neck Bones
Roasted Pork Neck Bones

Why Roasted Pork Neck Bones Are Delicious and Easy to Make

Roasted pork neck bones are a hidden gem in the culinary world. While they may not be as popular as other cuts of pork, they offer a unique flavor and texture that is worth exploring. The neck bones are rich in connective tissue and collagen, which makes them perfect for slow roasting. This slow cooking process breaks down the collagen, resulting in tender, succulent meat that falls off the bone.

What sets roasted pork neck bones apart is their ability to absorb flavors. The bone’s marbling and fat content adds depth and richness to any seasoning or marinade. The bones also act as natural flavor enhancers, infusing the meat with a savory taste that is hard to resist. The versatility of roasted pork neck bones allows you to experiment with different spices and herbs, creating endless possibilities for flavor combinations.

Choosing the Right Pork Neck Bones for Roasting

Not sure where to find pork neck bones? Have you checked the meat department at your local supermarket? You may have missed it if you always buy other pork cuts. Take a closer look, and you will save money.

When it comes to choosing pork neck bones for roasting, quality is key. Look for fresh bones with a pinkish hue and minimal odor. The meat should be well-marbled, as this will ensure a juicy and flavorful end result. Opt for bones from free-range or organic pigs if possible, as they tend to have a better flavor profile.

Visit your local butcher or meat supplier to source the best pork neck bones. They will be able to guide you on the different cuts available and recommend the most suitable ones for roasting. Investing in high-quality ingredients will greatly enhance your dish’s overall taste and enjoyment.

Seasoning and Marinating the Pork Neck Bones and for other pork neck bone recipes

The seasoning and marinating process is the key to achieving mouthwatering roasted pork neck bones. This step allows the meat to absorb flavors and tenderize further. There are countless seasoning options to choose from, depending on your taste preferences and desired flavor profile.

A classic combination includes a blend of salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. This simple mix enhances the natural flavors of the pork without overpowering them. However, don’t be afraid to get creative with your seasonings. Experiment with spices like cumin, coriander, or chili powder to add a unique twist to your dish.

I used Noubess seasoning blends for this recipe to marinate the pork neck bones. To marinate the pork neck bones, place them in a shallow dish or resealable bag. Coat the bones evenly with the seasoning mixture, covering every crevice. Add a liquid component to the marinade for an extra flavor punch. Options include soy sauce or coconut aminos, Worcestershire sauce, citrus juice, or your favorite barbecue sauce. Allow the bones to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight for maximum flavor infusion.

How to make this easy Roasted Pork Neck Bones Recipe with our seasoning blend

This recipe is for six pounds of pork neck bones. Here’s a list of ingredients you will need to make the recipe.

Instructions for Roasting the Pork Neck Bones to Perfection

  • Let’s prep the meat first. Clean the meat the way you normally do. I usually clean my meat with lime, lemon, or vinegar. Cut the lime or lemon in half. Rub the lemon or lime pieces on every piece of meat. If you use vinegar, gently wash the meat with the vinegar mixed with water and then rinse.
  • Remove any excess fat and rinse the meat thoroughly. Pat dry the pork neck bones with paper towels and place them in a bowl.
  • Add seasoning blends and olive oil.
  • (You need to use your hands for this part.) With both hands, massage every piece and make sure they are well coated with the seasonings blend and oil.
  • Let the meat marinate for at least 1 hour before roasting. This will help the flavors of the seasonings to penetrate the meat.
  • Prepare a baking sheet with a rack. Place the pork neck bones pieces on the rack, and roast in a 350 to 375 degrees Fahrenheit oven for at least 2 hours and 45 minutes. (350 degrees, preferably, depending on the oven temperature. And depending on the size of the pork neck bones set the oven temperature at 350 or 375 degrees.)
  • Remove from the oven and serve immediately with vegetables and grains.
  • Want a sauce to serve the roasted meat? Make Creole Sauce, serve it with the meat and other dishes, and enjoy!
Roasted Pork Neck Bones
Roasted Pork Neck Bones

If you are using a sauce or your favorite barbecue sauce, the Roasting time will vary depending on the size and thickness of the pork neck bones. As a general guideline, plan for approximately 2 to 2.5 hours of cooking. Baste the bones with their own juices or marinade throughout the roasting process to keep them moist and flavorful.

Increase the heat to 450°F (232°C) for a crispy exterior during the last 10-15 minutes of cooking. This will help develop a golden-brown crust while keeping the meat tender and juicy inside. Keep a close eye on the bones during this final stage to prevent burning.

Variations and Flavor Profiles for Roasted Pork Neck Bones

While the classic seasoning and roasting method is a tried-and-true favorite, there are endless variations and flavor profiles to explore when it comes to roasted pork neck bones. Here are a few ideas to inspire your culinary creativity:

1. Asian-inspired: Infuse the pork neck bones with flavors from the Far East by marinating them in soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and a touch of honey. Serve with steamed bok choy and jasmine rice for an Asian-inspired feast.

2. Mediterranean flair: Give your roasted pork neck bones a Mediterranean twist by seasoning them with a blend of oregano, thyme, rosemary, and lemon zest. Serve alongside a Greek salad and warm pita bread for a refreshing meal.

3. Spicy and smoky: Add some spice to your roasted pork neck bones for those who love a kick of heat. Create a rub with chili powder, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, and a touch of brown sugar. Serve with creamy coleslaw and cornbread for a Southern-inspired feast.

Feel free to adapt these flavor profiles or create your own unique combinations. The beauty of roasted pork neck bones lies in their versatility and ability to absorb various flavors.

Notes and Tips

  • To purchase pork neck bones, check the meat section of the supermarket. The pre-packaged pork meat should be where all the other pork cuts are.
  • Make sure the pork is fully thawed before prepping. This will ensure proper cooking, and the seasoning will stick to the meat.
  • The seasoning combination is a delicious basic blend if you want to baste the pork with barbecue sauce. The taste is right on! You can even use another type of sauce if you like. For example, tamarind sauce, or a sweet and spicy store-bought meat sauce is marvelous with this recipe.
  • It is best to use a baking sheet with a rack so the pieces cook evenly without turning them over.
  • Place the pan in the middle of the oven to ensure proper heat circulation inside the oven while the pork is cooking.
  • I would not suggest adding additional salt because Noubess BBQ contains salt, and most lemon pepper seasonings also contain salt. Make sure you read the nutrition and product description labels.
  • How long does it take to cook pork neck bones in the oven? Well, it depends on the size of the pieces. Like pork ribs, it may take about 2 to 3 hours.
  • These roasted pork neck bones are perfect for soups if you are craving soup with pork neck bones.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully unlocked the secrets to delicious and easy roasted pork neck bones. Following our step-by-step guide, you’re now equipped with the knowledge and techniques to create a masterpiece in your kitchen.

Remember, the key to savoring every bite is selecting high-quality pork neck bones, properly preparing and marinating them, and roasting them perfectly. Each step unlocks layers of flavor and tenderness that will leave you and your loved ones craving more.

So gather your ingredients, and let your culinary creativity flow. Whether you stick with the classic seasoning or experiment with different flavor profiles, roasted pork neck bones will surely take your dining experience to new heights. Enjoy every bite and savor the deliciousness that awaits you!

Here’s the recipe

Roasted Pork Neck Bones

Easy Roasted Pork Neck Bones

Homemade Roasted Pork Neck Bones recipe easy to make, delicious and healthy too!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Marinating Time 1 hour
Course Dinner
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 6
Calories 63 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Let’s prep the meat first. Clean the meat the way you normally do. I usually clean my meat with lime, lemon, or vinegar. Cut the lime or lemon in half. Rub the lemon or lime on every piece. If you are using vinegar, give the meat a gentle wash with the vinegar mixed with water and then rinse.
    Roasted Pork Neck Bones
  • Remove any excess fat and small bones and rinse the meat thoroughly. Pat dry the pork pieces with paper towels and place them in a bowl.
    Roasted Pork Neck Bones
  • Add seasoning blends and olive oil.
    Roasted Pork Neck Bones
  • (You need to use your hands for this part.) With both hands, massage every piece and make sure each is well coated with the seasoning blends and oil.
    Roasted Pork Neck Bones
  • Let the meat marinate for at least 1 hour before roasting. This will help the flavors of the seasonings to penetrate the meat.
  • Prepare a baking sheet with a rack. Place the pork neck bones pieces on the rack, and roast in and 350 degrees Fahrenheit preheated oven for at least 2 hours and 45 minutes. (375 degrees depenting on the size of the meat and your oven temperature.)
    Roasted Pork Neck Bones
  • Remove from the oven and serve immediately with vegetables and grains.
    Roasted Pork Neck Bones
  • Want a sauce to serve the roasted meat? Make Creole Sauce serve with the meat and other dishes and enjoy!

Notes

  • To purchase pork neck bones, check the meat section of the supermarket. The packages should be where all the other pork cuts are.
  • Make sure the pork is fully thawed before prepping. This will ensure proper cooking, and the seasoning will stick on the meat.
  • The seasoning combination is a delicious basic blend if you want to baste the pork with barbecue sauce. The taste is right on! You can even use another type of sauce if you like. For example, tamarind sauce or a sweet and spicy store-bought meat sauce is marvelous with this recipe.
  • It is best to use a baking sheet with a rack, so the pieces not only cook evenly but there’s no need to turn them over.
  • Set the oven at 350 degrees preferably and depending on the oven temperature you may want to raise it to 375. Also the size of the pork beck bones matter. Either set the oven temperature at 350 or 375 degrees.
  • Place the pan in the middle of the oven to ensure proper heat circulation inside the oven while the pork is cooking.
  • I would not suggest adding additional salt because Noubess BBQ contains salt, and most lemon pepper seasoning also contain salt. Make sure you read the labels.

Nutrition

Serving: 6Calories: 63kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 7mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 3IUCalcium: 2mgIron: 1mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

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Originally published September 25, 2021. Revised and Updated with additional details.

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5 Comments

  1. Followed your procedure except for time in the oven. I went 2 hours. Plenty. Very tender. And not having your spice set I used Ms Mary’s Special Seasoning: a blend of brown sugar, paprika, black pepper, chili powder, garlic powder & onion powder. It’s made by Gann Farms in McLeanville, NC. Once ready for the oven I also added a dusting of Greek Sea Salt & fresh ground black pepper. Close to being done I brushed with a GoChuJang Korean hot & sweet sauce. The meat fell off the bones and was succulent and delicious. I’ll do this again.

    1. Wow! This sounds so delicious. Pork necks’ bones sizes are different, and the cooking time makes it difficult at times. But I am glad you tried it with different spices. Great flavor!

  2. 5 stars
    I thought about what Tony said and the 2hr and 45min at 375 seemed too long or too hot. So I set my oven at 350 and watched it closely . After 1hr 15min they were done and tasty. Either the time or the temp is wrong. Maybe a typo..

    1. Not all ovens are manufactured the same. So we will definitely take that into account and update the instructions. Thank you for trying out the recipe.

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