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Slow Cooker Crockpot Neck Bones

This Slow Cooker Crockpot Neck Bones recipe is a soul food dish cooked low and slow until the meat from the neck bones falls off the bone. Pair this with, potatoes, collards, and cornbread.

slow cooker Crockpot neck bones in a bowl with collard greens and cornbead

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🥓What Are Neck Bones

Pork neck bones are the meat and bone from the neck of a pig or hog. They have a small amount of meat on them and when simmered, the meat is tender and juicy. Neck bones are very inexpensive and are often served for Southern meals along with Southern Collard Greens and Southern Cornbread.

Neck bones are also great stocks, soups, and gravy. You can make bone broth using neck bones.

neck bones in a Crockpot slow cooker

🛒Where to Buy Them and How to Purchase

Just like ham hocks, you may find packages of neck bones with little to no meat, which are mostly bones. Pay close attention and look for packages with meatier bones.

I find them readily available in local grocery stores. You can also check specialty markets, even some Asian grocery stores.

pork neck bones, onions, and broth in a Crockpot slow cooker

🥘How to Make Southern Pork Neck Bones

Detailed measurements and full instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  1. Season the neck bones on all sides with spices.
  2. Add broth to the slow cooker. Add the seasoned neck bones, onions, and bay leaf on top of the broth.
  3. Place the lid on the slow cooker.
  4. Slow cook the neck bones until they are tender and fall off the bone.
pork neck bones, onions, and broth in a Crockpot slow cooker

⏰Cook Time

Slow cook for 3-4 hours on High or 7-8 hours on Low.

How to Smother them in Gravy

You can save your neck bone drippings once the neck bones have cooked, and use it to make gravy. You can follow the steps from my Turkey Gravy with Drippings recipe.

neck bones in a Crockpot slow cooker

How to Store Them

Cooked neck bones can be stored in the fridge tightly covered for 3-4 days.

Freezer Tips

You can freeze leftovers tightly covered and sealed. For best taste, they will last up to 3 months. Defrost overnight in the fridge and reheat.

Pair With These Side Dishes

Creamy Butter Beans
Cornbread Muffins

Southern Turnip Greens
Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes
Cornbread Dressing with Chicken
Southern Soul Food Baked Mac and Cheese

Hog Maw

slow cooker Crockpot neck bones in a bowl with collard greens and cornbead

More Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow Cooker Crockpot Turkey Necks
Slow Cooker Crockpot Black Eyed Peas
Slow Cooker Crockpot Cheeseburger Soup
Slow Cooker Chili Mac
Slow Cooker Crockpot Chicken Fajitas
Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff
Slow Cooker Crockpot Gumbo
Slow Cooker Crockpot Oxtails

If you want to cook these on the stove check out our Pork Neck Bones recipe.

Slow Cooker Crockpot Neck Bones

This Slow Cooker Crockpot Neck Bones recipe is a soul food dish cooked low and slow until the meat from the neck bones falls off the bone. Pair this with, potatoes, collards, and cornbread.
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Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American, Southern
Keyword Crockpot neck bones, pork neck bones, slow cooker neck bones
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Total Time 7 hours 10 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 397kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2-2 pounds pork neck bones Raw, not cooked or smoked.
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups broth Any broth: chicken, pork, vegetable or simply water. Use enough liquid to cover the neck bones.
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup chopped onions I used white onions.

Instructions

  • Season the neck bones on all sides with the spices.
  • Add the broth to the slow cooker. Add the seasoned neck bones, onions, and bay leaf on top of the broth.
  • Place the lid on the slow cooker. Slow cook for 3-4 hours on High or 7-8 hours on Low.
  • I like to cook the neck bones until they are tender and fall off the bone.

Notes

Just like ham hocks, you may find packages of neck bones with little to no meat, which are mostly bones. Pay close attention and look for packages with meatier bones.
I find them readily available in local grocery stores. You can also check specialty markets, even some Asian grocery stores.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 8oz | Calories: 397kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 27g
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