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May 31, 2007 10:15 AM

What would you do with beef neck bones?

We purchased a 1/4 of a cow, and I have about 2 pounds of beef neck bones that I am not sure what do with. Stock? Other suggestions?


Edited to add: these bones seem to have quite a bit of meat on them . . .

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    1. re: monavano

      Agreed. These will make great stock.

      1. re: monavano

        Agreed... roast them for 30-60 minutes for good caramelization, and then make STOCK!

        1. re: monavano

          D'accordo! (Right on!)

          WOW! I didn't realize how old the original post is...2007!

        2. If they have quite a bit of meat you can use them in a soup as you would ox tails.

          1. Minestrone...a thick one with cannelloni beans, lentils, greens and aromatics. Did I mention that I've lived with a woman of Italian heritage for more than 47 years?

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            1. re: ChiliDude

              Oops! Mi dispiace...Cannelloni is a form of pasta, the beans are cannellini.

              1. re: ChiliDude

                Great to see this post ChiliDude - I sometimes see neck bones around here but not many other soup bone selection and was wondering if I could use them in soup. AND I was thinking of trying to make a Riboletta(?) which to me sounded a lot like a minestrone with beans instead of pasta - i.e. a lot like what you describe although I haven't seen a recipe using a meat bone.

              2. If they're sufficiently meaty, I'd be tempted to treat them like short ribs in some rich, braised casserole dish, like one or two I recall from Rick Bayless's books. You could also do a slow braise with onion and peppers or whatever, pick the cooked meat off the bones, and have yourself one kick-a** batch of beef and noodles! Dang, makes my gout flare up just thinking about it...

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                1. re: Will Owen

                  Had a similar thought... slow braise with Mexican flavors and use for taco filling

                  1. re: Will Owen

                    I think I'm going to try braising with peppers and onions, like I would short ribs. How long would you keep it in the oven?

                    The beef neck bones were so cheap (esp for kosher meat) but I had no idea what to do with them so I didn't buy them..

                  2. I'd make broth. Then, I'd take the meat off and mix up and simmer with a homemade barbeque sauce. I did that this weekend (1st time attempting homemade barbeque sauce) and plan to do it again the next time I find meaty bones.

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                    1. re: 4Snisl

                      I would boil neckbones until almost done take them and put in a baking pan
                      and put barbecue sauce on the neckbones cove with foil and bake 1 hr.