This is a country, budget-friendly recipe that everyone will enjoy. Serve over rice with a side of green beans.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the neck bones into a slow cooker. Sprinkle in the onion, garlic, salt, and thyme leaves. Pour in the vinegar and water.

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  • Cover and cook on High until the meat is tender, about 4 hours.

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Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

517.5 calories; 19.1 g protein; 1.3 g carbohydrates; 100.7 mg cholesterol; 352.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2009
I grew up eating NECK BONES my mother would make it into a Purlo(cook it with rice). My husband is from Calif and he claimed he did not like pork neck bones:) Soooo I got some put them in the crock pot then put bbq sause on them told him is was short ribs he nearly scraped the pot. Have never told him the truth:) Read More
(477)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/30/2009
I really liked the flavor but there wasn't enough meat on the bones to make it worth the trouble. You need to be a picker of the bones to enjoy this one. I cooked mine for 6 hours and the meat still didn't fall off the bones. So I continued to cook them for 4 more hours (started it at 6:00am) and the meat was still clinging to the bones. As for what to serve it with: I made a brown gray and wide egg noodles with corn on the side. Like I said the flavor was awesome! Just too time consuming. Read More
(98)
43 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2009
I grew up eating NECK BONES my mother would make it into a Purlo(cook it with rice). My husband is from Calif and he claimed he did not like pork neck bones:) Soooo I got some put them in the crock pot then put bbq sause on them told him is was short ribs he nearly scraped the pot. Have never told him the truth:) Read More
(477)
Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2009
I grew up eating NECK BONES my mother would make it into a Purlo(cook it with rice). My husband is from Calif and he claimed he did not like pork neck bones:) Soooo I got some put them in the crock pot then put bbq sause on them told him is was short ribs he nearly scraped the pot. Have never told him the truth:) Read More
(477)
Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2009
This sounds like a very good way to tenderize the neckbones so the meat falls away;, but what would you serve it with, my grandmother used to make us neckbones and pinto beans and this recipe is vey similar Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/30/2009
I really liked the flavor but there wasn't enough meat on the bones to make it worth the trouble. You need to be a picker of the bones to enjoy this one. I cooked mine for 6 hours and the meat still didn't fall off the bones. So I continued to cook them for 4 more hours (started it at 6:00am) and the meat was still clinging to the bones. As for what to serve it with: I made a brown gray and wide egg noodles with corn on the side. Like I said the flavor was awesome! Just too time consuming. Read More
(98)
Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2013
Made these tonight. Awesome. I did make a few changes I omitted the vinegar my mother is from a deeper south ( Mississippi ) vinegar is just used for canning only. Also omitted the thyme b/c I was out. Used more salt. Pork needs a lot of salt. TG we don't have high blood pressure. I also put texjoy steak seasoning heavily on each pork neck due to slow cooker breaking down the seasoning. I did use the 4 cups of liquid - 2 cups beef broth & 2 cups water. Due to the fact i cooked 7 lbs. The flavor was amazing! Cooked white rice southern fried cabbage and skillet fried potatoes. Yes a truly southern meal! My family loved it all. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2011
My family LOVED these! I grew up on neck bones and I myself have not had any so good. The ONLY thing that I warn anyone about is not to let them slow cook too long. Speaking from experience - All of the meat had fallen off the bone and literally disintigrated in with the fat and grissle making dinner a little more challenging. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2009
Great recipe. Authentic Southern taste. Fall off the bone tender flavorful. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2012
Cooking neckbones today with cabbage and baked macaroni and cheese. Did someone say they used pork chops as a substitute for neckbones?? How do you do that? Totally different cooking style. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/17/2009
Could not find neck bones so I used pork chops. It was good but very watery. Next time less water and I added more spices it was too bland. But still good. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/26/2011
This is a super-cheap and super-easy recipe that can basically be made from pantry ingredients except for the neck bones. The pork is juicy and tender and from almost four pounds of neck bones I got about three cups of shredded pork. The nearly four pounds of bones cost me about 6 in central Virginia. The only drawback is the bits of gristle and fragments of bones that I had to spit out nearly every time I ate a helping even though I tried to carefully pick through the meat after removing it from the bones. I ate pulled pork sandwiches and burritos for several days so all in all this recipe will join my other favorite offal recipes. Read More
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