How Long To Cook Beef Neck Bones?

Cooked on the stove until the meat from the neck bones falls off the bone, this Southern Beef Neck Bones recipe is a homestyle favorite. Pair this with rice, greens, or cornbread. You may also love our Pork Neck Bones.

Braised Beef Neck Bones RecipePrep Time:

With this recipe, an underutilized meat cut is transformed into a work of art. After being braised in a mixture of red wine and stock, the beef is rich and tender.

  • Grapeseed oil, for searing (or any other neutral oil)
  • 4 pounds beef neck bones
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 cup unsalted beef stock
  • Preheat the oven to 325˚F.
  • In a Dutch oven (or other big, oven-proof pot), heat some oil over medium-high heat. The beef should be salted on all sides and seared in batches until browned before being set aside. (As you work your way through the batches of meat, you might need to add more oil. ).
  • Add the onion and any additional oil to the same pot you used to sear the meat. Season with salt and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the onion starts to soften. Cook for an additional one to two minutes after adding the garlic cloves, tomato paste, thyme, and pepper. Red wine is used to deglaze the pan after the bottom of the pan has been scraped up with a wooden spoon.
  • When the meat is fork tender, about 2 hours 30 minutes after adding the beef neck bones and beef stock, cover the pot and place it in the oven to braise.

Beef Neck Bones by Pollo Wang


How long does it take for neckbones to get done?

It takes at least 2 hours of cooking to achieve tender neck bones, so do not rush the process if you want meat that falls off the bone.

Do beef neck bones taste like oxtails?

(If your butcher deals with whole animals, ask for neck bones that have been cut into cross sections that are about two inches thick.) The flavor and texture of the meat from neck bones after braising are comparable to those of oxtail, short ribs, or a shank.

How long does it take to cook smoked neck bones on the stove?

When braised, the beef neck’s awesome connective tissue yields a delicious sauce. It’s a great substitute for oxtail and a great way to prepare flavorful, hot barbacoa at home.

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