Beef ribeye steaks, sirloin, and other premium cuts are delicious – that’s for sure. But did you know that you can make tender and super tasty meat from cheaper cuts like beef neck and beef belly?
In fact, these “simple“ cuts often have a deeper taste that many will like more than the premium ones.
The “problem” with cuts like beef neck bones is the preparation time – you need to slow-cook them for many hours.
So, I tried different methods to cook beef neck meat quickly – and to my surprise- it’s possible!
Using my way of preparation and recipe, you can prepare the neck beef cut in the oven in 30 minutes! And it’s absolutely delicious!
Why You Should Try This Recipe
– This beef neck bones recipe is a great way to get a tasty, filling meal without having to spend a lot of money.
– Cow neck bones have a deep, rich flavor that many of us enjoy.
– This particular recipe is easy to follow and doesn’t require a lot of time or ingredients.
How To Cook Beef Neck Bones
Follow this simple beef neck bones recipe to prepare tender and tasty beef neck bones in the oven!
Start by preheating the oven to 375F (190C).
For this recipe, I am using beef neck with the bone in but you can use boneless beef neck instead.
Cut the meat into very small cubes – the smaller, the better.
Line a cooking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the meat pieces across.
Cook the meat for 30 minutes. After the first 15 minutes, mix the meat across (to make sure it will be roasted from all sides). Allow the meat to cool for 20 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
The Secret To Tender Beef Neck
So, what is the secret to making the beef neck cut taste great? The answer is simple – chopping the meat into very small and thin pieces, as well as cutting against the grain.
Then, by using high heat (for a relatively short time : 25-30 minutes) you can make the meat tender and super tasty.
If you don’t cut the meat thinly and small enough- the meat will never be as tender.
This Method vs. Slow Cooking
I prefer this quick method over the slow-cooking beef neck for a few reasons.
Firstly, it saves you a lot of time. When I am hungry and there is no ready-to-eat meat around – there is always a risk of binging on carbs.
Secondly, the taste is much better. And thirdly, slow-cooking meat for many hours increases its histamine content.
Many people have histamine intolerance which causes symptoms like diarrhea and nausea. These people should not eat slow-cooked meats very often.
Many people also use a pressure cooker to make cooking faster. And indeed, using a pressure cooker you can prepare cow neck bones in about 1.5 hours.
The only disadvantage of my method is that you have to spend some time cutting the meat. But with time – it becomes easier.
I can now cut 2 pounds of beef neck into very small pieces in about 10-15 minutes which is very reasonable.
You can use other cuts of meat like the beef belly and even boneless ribs for this recipe.
The Importance of a Sharp Knife
To cut the beef neck into many (probably over 150) pieces – you must use a very sharp knife. In the past, I used dull cheap kitchen knives, and a task like this would probably take me an hour.
But when I started using good knives, everything changed. Now, cutting meat is easy! It cuts like butter. I recommend buying a good 8″ chef knife. It doesn’t have to be expensive.
Even on Amazon and Aliexpress, you can find decent chef knives for $40-50. Of course, they won’t be as good as a $300 Japanese chef knife, but for a home cook – they are good enough.
I hope you liked this keto beef neck recipe. Make sure to check out other great keto recipes on our website – new recipes are added every week!
- 3 pounds Beef Neck
- Start by preheating the oven to 375F (190C).For this recipe, I am using beef neck with the bone in but you can use boneless beef neck instead.Cut the meat into very small cubes – the smaller, the better.
- Line a cooking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the meat pieces across.
- Cook the meat for 30 minutes. After the first 15 minutes, mix the meat across (to make sure it will be roasted from all sides). Allow the meat to cool for 20 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
Comment below and let me know what you think of this recipe.
Nutrition Facts (per 100g)