Soul food lovers know: nothing goes together better than collard greens, cornbread, and smoked pork neck bones. This might not be the cut you see first when you visit your grocery store’s meat section, but neck bones are a staple in many kitchens worldwide. Their meat becomes juicy, luscious, and tender when simmered. Wholey’s meaty smoked pork neck bones come in a large 5-pound package and are perfect for soups and stocks, and can make a gravy your family will be raving about until the next reunion. But don’t think you can’t enjoy these neckbones all on their own. If you have a few hours to spare, pull them out of the freezer and get ready to enjoy your new favorite meal.
Smoked pork neck bones love to be cooked slowly on low heat. Like other meat on the bone, taking time with this cut will give you the tender meal you’re looking for. We prefer to let neck bones simmer in broth instead of water, just enough to cover them, for an extra meaty flavor. Any broth will do. Expect to simmer them on the stovetop for anywhere from 2-4 hours. You can pull them off the heat at that 2-hour mark, but those last couple of hours are when that truly deep tenderness starts to happen. The meat will be falling off the bone before you can pull it out of the pan. And while you may be waiting a few hours for dinner to be ready, it won’t be a labor-intensive wait. Once these bones are on the stove you can sit back and enjoy the delicious smells until it’s ready to eat.
Once you start using neck bones in your cooking, you might find yourself craving them all the time. They can be tough to find in local stores, but when you shop for meat at Wholey, you have access to hundreds of items you won’t find just anywhere. And for our best deals be sure to check out our web site's weekly online specials page. You’ll find meat and seafood at amazing stock-the-freezer prices. For meat you just can’t get anywhere else, shop at Wholey.