This simple Instant Pot Pork Neck Bones are the mouth watering roots of Southerner comfort food.
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Oh yeah, the roots. At the heart of many of our family dishes are pork neck bones or smoked turkey. Why? Because it has great flavor. Both are a great way to season leafy greens like collard or mustard greens and beans. But this recipe. This Instant Pot Pork Neck Bone recipe makes the pork neck bone the star. It was a nice reminder that you don’t need an expensive cut of meat to have a great flavorful dish.
So how’d we end up sucking on this pork neck bone? Funny story, these aren’t my pork neck bones. My mom is really the Southern cook in the family. And she left a bunch of pork neck bones in the freezer at my house. When I asked her is she wanted it back she said no. Now I couldn’t let good food go to waste. But Southern cooking isn’t typically what I do. There are so many people in my family that do it well so I don’t.
But I had 2 pounds of pork neck bones that needed to be cooked. So I dug real deep. And fixed ’em (cooked them) the way I remember my grandmother used to cook pork neck bones and rice. Nothing fancy. Just down home simple Southern comfort food.
And all those years watching in the kitchen paid off. These Instant Pot Pork Neck Bones were freaking delicious. You can take a bit of liquid from the pot and mix it with some cornstarch to make a really nice gravy. This recipe works well with white rice or you can make my Caribbean Rice and Peas. Either way you won’t be disappointed.
Instant Pot Pork Neck Bones
Makes 4 servings
- 2 pounds pork neck bones
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 large carrots, chopped
- 2 cups chicken broth (or water)
Tools: large bowl, pressure cooker
Rinse pork neck bones under cold water and pat dry.
In a large bowl, season pork neck bones with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, oregano and paprika.
Drizzle pork with apple cider vinegar and rub in seasoning.
Press sauté on pressure cooker and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Place pork neck bones in pressure cooker meat side down and brown. Continue until all pieces have been browned.
Cancel sauté. Add chopped onions, carrots and chicken broth to pressure cooker.
Place lid on pressure cooker making sure it’s closed and secure and that the venting valve is closed. Press the meat/stew button (90 minutes high pressure).
Once done, quick pressure release and salt and pepper to taste.
We served our Instant Pot Pork Neck Bones on top of rice with a side of vegetables. When making this recipe you could also add some potatoes to the pressure cooker. That’s how my mother in law likes her pork neck bones. I almost forgot how delicious simple comfort food could be. So good. What Southern comfort food recipe would you like to see on the blog? E-mail me and let me know.