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Instant Pot Beef Neck Bones Recipe

Written by: Emily Smith

This Instant Pot beef neck bones recipe is my go-to comfort food. It's hearty, flavorful, and the meat just falls off the bone. Perfect for a cozy dinner at home!

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Let me share my go-to comfort food recipe that'll have your taste buds dancing! These beef neck bones cooked in an Instant Pot are fall-off-the-bone tender, packed with rich flavors, and incredibly easy to make. I stumbled upon this gem while experimenting with cheaper cuts of meat, and boy, was I surprised! Perfect for chilly evenings or when you're craving something hearty, this dish transforms humble ingredients into a mouthwatering feast. Trust me, once you try it, you'll be hooked!

Ingredients for Savory Beef Neck Bones

  • Beef neck bones: Rich in collagen, adds depth of flavor, becomes tender when cooked under pressure in the instant pot.
  • Onion: Adds sweetness and depth to the dish, enhances the overall flavor profile of the beef neck bones.
  • Garlic: Provides a pungent flavor, complements the richness of the beef neck bones, adds aromatic complexity to the dish.
  • Beef broth: Infuses rich beefy flavor, adds moisture to the dish, creates a savory base for the beef neck bones.
  • Paprika: Adds a smoky and slightly sweet flavor, enhances the color of the dish, complements the beef neck bones.
  • Dried thyme: Adds earthy and herbaceous notes, complements the richness of the beef neck bones, enhances overall flavor.
  • Bay leaf: Adds a subtle herbal aroma, infuses a mild flavor, enhances the depth of the dish when cooked with beef neck bones.

Essential Tools for Making This Instant Pot Recipe

  • Instant Pot: Essential for pressure cooking the tough beef neck bones to tender perfection in a fraction of the time.
  • Chopping board: Needed for prepping the onion and garlic to add flavor and aroma to the dish.

Instant Pot Beef Neck Bones Recipe

This Instant Pot Beef Neck Bones Recipe is a delicious and easy way to prepare tender and flavorful beef neck bones in just over an hour.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 350 kcal


  • Instant Pot


Main Ingredients

  • 2 lbs beef neck bones
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf


  • Season the beef neck bones with salt, pepper, paprika, and thyme.
  • Turn on the Instant Pot and select the "Saute" function. Add some oil and brown the beef neck bones on all sides.
  • Add the chopped onion and garlic, sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  • Pour in the beef broth and add the bay leaf.
  • Close the Instant Pot lid, set the valve to sealing, and cook on high pressure for 60 minutes.
  • Once done, allow for a natural pressure release for 10 minutes before quick releasing the remaining pressure.
  • Serve the beef neck bones with the cooking liquid as a sauce.


For extra flavor, you can add vegetables like carrots and potatoes to the Instant Pot before pressure cooking.

Nutrition value:

Calories: 350kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 25gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 800mgPotassium: 400mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 100IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 3mg


Keyword Beef Neck Bones, Instant Pot, Pressure Cooking
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Tips for Making Instant Pot Beef Neck Bones Ahead of Time

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the beef neck bones as per the recipe.
  • Allow the dish to cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • Cool the beef neck bones completely.
  • Place in a freezer-safe container or bag.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.

Beef neck bones are a budget-friendly cut that's perfect for slow cooking, as it becomes tender and flavorful when cooked low and slow.

Common Questions About Cooking Beef Neck Bones in the Instant Pot

How long does it take to cook beef neck bones in the instant pot?
Beef neck bones typically take about 60 minutes to cook in the instant pot under high pressure.
Can I use a different type of broth instead of beef broth?
Yes, you can substitute beef broth with chicken or vegetable broth if you prefer.
Do I need to brown the beef neck bones before pressure cooking?
Browning the beef neck bones before pressure cooking helps enhance the flavor, but you can skip this step if you're short on time.
Can I add vegetables to this recipe?
You can add vegetables like carrots, potatoes, or celery to the instant pot along with the beef neck bones for added flavor.
How should I store any leftovers?
Store any leftover beef neck bones and cooking liquid in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

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