Southern-Style Neck Bones Recipe -
Southern-Style Neck Bones Recipe
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Southern-Style Neck Bones

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"Neck bones are great with greens or cabbage. They can be baked or boiled, this recipe can be fixed either way. It depends upon how much attention you want to give the dish. I think this is one of this meals that takes you back to your mother's kitchen."

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Original recipe makes 5 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    2 hrs 45 mins

    3 hrs


  1. Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. 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. Sprinkle the remaining onion and garlic over the neck bones; cover the roasting pan tightly with aluminum foil.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 2 hours, basting every 30 minutes. Be sure to recover the foil every time you baste. After 2 hours, remove the foil and continue baking until the neck bones are golden brown, about 45 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 02, 2009

mmmmmmmmmmmm....Yummy...Just like my grandmother used to make. Very tender, very flavorable.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 15, 2012

1st time cooking neckbones & new to cooking. Found this receipe easy to follow, quick, & food came out fantastic! Will be cooking again!


67 Ratings

Apr 11, 2011

This is a simple recipe! I put mine in the oven for 2 1/2 hours.. Came out very tender and flavorful..

Jun 07, 2010

Great dish from Keryne as usual.. I prefer boiled neck bones but hubby likes them baked just like this... thanks Keryne!!

Sep 25, 2011

I loved it...I browned the neckbones on the stove top first, then I precooked the onions and garlic in the left over all and followed all the other directions....Amazingly simple yet flavor packed comfort meal...served with rice and cabbage...Thanks!!!!

Jul 05, 2011

Taste just like the South!!! Add a little cayenne, green onions and a piece or two of bell pepper for the "Slap Yo' Mama" Louisiana flair!

Jul 12, 2011

My family enjoyed this recipe. The meat was very tender and the ingredients went well together. I added a pinch of cayenne to spice things up but other than that followed the recipe exactly. Very easy, tasty, and budget-friendly, thank you for sharing!

Oct 21, 2012

This was my first time ever cooking neck bones and I must say that the outcome was a success thanks to this recipe! I really like this method of cooking neck bones v/s boiling them. Normally, I follow the recipe as written but I made the following changes to suit my taste: I used three lbs. of neck bones seasoned with Lawry's seasoning salt, black pepper & Goya adobo seasoning, one onion, four cloves garlic, 1/2 c water & 2 TBSP vinegar. I didn't baste the neck bones but after 2 hrs I added 1/4 c water, cooked 30 mins covered and removed foil during last 30 mins. The neck bones were tender and in tact. I'll definitely use this recipe again but will probably use less garlic or just omit it next time - personal taste. This recipe is a keeper and Kudos to Keryne for sharing!!!!!


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  • Calories
  • 1134 kcal
  • 57%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 215 mg
  • 72%
  • Fat
  • 102 g
  • 157%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 41.6 g
  • 83%
  • Sodium
  • 824 mg
  • 33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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