Easy Pulled Pork – Braised Pork Neck With Onion Gravy
This is my foolproof, super easy pulled pork recipe for which you don’t even need a smoker or barbecue grill. It is simply a matter of searing the meat in a pot and braising it for a few hours until most of the water is evaporated. In addition to that, the onion gravy sauce that is prepared with the meat stock really tops it off.
Servings Prep Time
3people 5minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20minutes 4hours
Servings Prep Time
3people 5minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20minutes 4hours
Ingredients
Pork Neck
Sauce
Instructions
Pork Neck
  1. First, melt the coconut oil in a medium-big pot on medium heat and sear the pork neck in it on each side, for about 5 minutes in total
  2. Next, pour about 3-5 liters of water into the pot. Add enough water to cover the meat, then add about 1/3 to 1/2 of that volume of water on top. So, if you need 3 liters to cover the meat, add 1 to 1.5 liters on top
  3. Now, add the salt, pepper & cumin and put a lid on the pot, but leave a small gap so the water is able to evaporate
  4. Let the pork neck cook on low-medium heat for 4-5 hours until you have 400-500 milliliter of water left and the meat is tender. Then, you can turn the plate off. Make sure to flip the meat 2-3 times within the last 2 hours, if it is not completely covered with water anymore
Sauce
  1. When the pork neck is done, melt the butter in a pan on low-medium heat. Then, add the onions and fry them for 5-10 minutes until they become golden brown
  2. Now, add salt, pepper & -if you like- a minced garlic clove and fry everything for about 1 minute while stirring
  3. Next, add about 400 milliliter of meat stock from the pot with the pork neck to the pan in order to deglaze the onions
  4. Finally, let everything cook for 10-15 minutes while stirring occasionally until you have a sauce of your desired thickness. In the meantime, cover the pot containing the meat with a lid to keep it warm
Recipe Notes

The method in this recipe works with nearly any type of meat, but best with cuts that contain fat & some gristle like beef shank or ham hock.

You may also enhance the sauce by deglazing the onions with red wine and let it cook for a minute before adding the meat stock.

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Easy Pulled Pork - Braised Pork Neck With Onion Gravy
This is my foolproof, super easy pulled pork recipe for which you don't even need a smoker or barbecue grill. It is simply a matter of searing the meat in a pot and braising it for a few hours until most of the water is evaporated. In addition to that, the onion gravy sauce that is prepared with the meat stock really tops it off.
Braised Pork Neck with Onion Gravy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 4 hours
Servings
people
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Ingredients
Pork Neck
Sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 4 hours
Servings
people
Change Units
Ingredients
Pork Neck
Sauce
Braised Pork Neck with Onion Gravy
Instructions
Pork Neck
  1. First, melt the coconut oil in a medium-big pot on medium heat and sear the pork neck in it on each side, for about 5 minutes in total
  2. Next, pour about 3-5 liters of water into the pot. Add enough water to cover the meat, then add about 1/3 to 1/2 of that volume of water on top. So, if you need 3 liters to cover the meat, add 1 to 1.5 liters on top
  3. Now, add the salt, pepper & cumin and put a lid on the pot, but leave a small gap so the water is able to evaporate
  4. Let the pork neck cook on low-medium heat for 4-5 hours until you have 400-500 milliliter of water left and the meat is tender. Then, you can turn the plate off. Make sure to flip the meat 2-3 times within the last 2 hours, if it is not completely covered with water anymore
    Braised Pork Neck in Pot
Sauce
  1. When the pork neck is done, melt the butter in a pan on low-medium heat. Then, add the onions and fry them for 5-10 minutes until they become golden brown
    Frying Onions in Butter
  2. Now, add salt, pepper & -if you like- a minced garlic clove and fry everything for about 1 minute while stirring
  3. Next, add about 400 milliliter of meat stock from the pot with the pork neck to the pan in order to deglaze the onions
    Deglazing Onions with Meat Stock
  4. Finally, let everything cook for 10-15 minutes while stirring occasionally until you have a sauce of your desired thickness. In the meantime, cover the pot containing the meat with a lid to keep it warm
    Reducing Onion Gravy Sauce with Meat Stock
Recipe Notes

The method in this recipe works with nearly any type of meat, but best with cuts that contain fat & some gristle like beef shank or ham hock.

You may also enhance the sauce by deglazing the onions with red wine and let it cook for a minute before adding the meat stock.