Hi guys! Today I want to share with you a recipe that I created to give a fresh take to a southern favorite. In my home growing up (and even still today) my mother used neck bones to season all types of greens. But she hardly ever cooked the meat on it’s own.
I have found that a pack of meaty neck bones can cost less that three dollars and feed at least four people…….with this discovery I wanted to find a way to cook it so that it could be paired with other veggies and side dishes.
I came up with a dry rub recipe for neck bones and it has become a household favorite
Start off with a pack of neck bones that have been cleaned.
Allow the neck bones to either boil in two cups of water on the stove for thirty to forty five minutes or to cook in a crock pot for two hours. Add a little salt and pepper to the water to season but don’t season the meat.
Add your dry seasonings into a zip lock bag.
I like using seasoning salt, chili powder, garlic powder, red pepper flakes and brown sugar.
This is what the neck bone will look like once it has been coated with the dry rub.
Place the pan of neck bones into a 375 degree pre-heated oven and allow to continue to cook for 25 to 30 minutes.
This is what they will look like once they are done.