Tender beans with tender falling of the bone smoked neck bones!
This isn’t the first bean recipe that I have posted, and I’m sure it won’t be the last. Being that I was raised on beans, I have 1000s of recipes for them! This recipe was a way for me to put some use to the left over beans that I had in my pantry. You know how you always have those 1/4 full bags of beans, that you don’t want to waste so you quickly thing of something to do with them? That’s what I did here. Really, you can mix all types of beans. As long as you season them well, and serve them over rice, you should be good to go!
These beans look completely different before cooked, but once they are done they look the same.
One thing that I like to tell people when dealing with dry beans is to make sure you sort and clean them well! Packaged dry beans some times have little pebbles in the bag, and they are usually quite dusty looking ( okay its dirt boo). Be sure to rinse these suckers before you cook them. Simply place them on a flat surface, and take out any little ugly rotten beans, and other objects. Rinse them under cool water, then follow the directions in the back of the bag for a quick soak. Some people soak beans overnight, and that works too!
These beans go great with cornbread and collard greens, or any greens. If you’re not a carb hater, you can serve this with potato salad as well. There really isn’t a need for another meat, because there are plenty of smoked neck bones in the pot. However, if you really want to go all out, I suggest baked chicken.
Mixed Beans and Smoked Pork Neck Bones
- 16 oz of dry pinto beans and red beans
- 2 lbs smoked pork neck bones
- 8 cups water
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 2 jalapeno peppers chopped and seeds removed
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- Slow cook the neck bones along with 8 cups of water in a slow cooker for 4 hours. Transfer the neck bones and liquid to a large pot. Place the pot over medium high heat, and add in the onions and peppers. Then stir the ingredients.
- DO a quick soak for the beans, then drain. Add the beans to the pot, and stir.
- Cover the pot, and cook for 45 minutes. Be sure to occasionally stir!
- Add in the seasonings, then cook uncovered for an additional 10 minutes over medium heat.
- Turn the heat off, and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.
This looks fantastic, but I was wondering what temp to cook the neck bones in the crockpot? Video and written instruction both say four hours, but not what temp. Thanks!!
Cook the neck bones on high for 4 hours 🙂
Tina Pierce says
Love this recipe. I’ve made these. I don’t know why but I can’t find the written recipe. Just the video.
I’ve checked many times.
Is it posted?
The written recipe is now there. Thanks!
Laurie Jones says
Can this be done all in the crockpot? If so, how long after adding the beans?
Yes ma’am. you can add everything into the Crockpot at once, just like my Pinto Bean Recipe. xoxo
Thank God! Idk how I misread adding the beans ♀️ This brings great relief!
Amber T. says
Thank u for posting such a yummy recipe! I was given a package of smoked pork neck bones & had no idea what to do with them til I stumbled upon your site 🙂 Going to give these a try today.
I had My Thanksgiving Day ham bone in the freezer so I used it to replace the pork bones you suggested. It’s cold in N.J. today and this meal was Perfect for the family. A definite keeper of a recipe.
Camellia Ann Hansen says
What a great and tasty bean recipe. This was so flavorful. Thanks
Dan crowley says
Thanks fir the info and I like your blog….will try neckbones n beans tomorrow
you are a amazing woman for sharing these awsome recipes. I am a 12hr shift nurse so i only have few time to do meal prep. My husband been talking about neck bone and this is what I want to make for him this week! can’t wait
Hi Tina! I’m glad that you found my blog. XOXO
Deborah McGee says
Thank you for the what bones in pinto bean recipe, I never cook them my father did all the cooking and when he pass in 2004 I haven’t had any since so I saw your recipe so I’m going to try it .Thank You once again
I’ve always just added 1lb of bacon to 1lb of beans…I’ll have to try them with the neck bones next time.