Red Beans & Pork Neck Bone Stew
I used my insta pot for this recipe but you could use a medium size stock pot instead. You will just have to cook it for a longer period of time.
2 cans of red beans, I used simply balanced from Target, click here to purchase
1 can tomato sauce
2 tablespoons sofrito, link to recipe here or you can buy yours already made at the grocery store but read your labels
1 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 white onion
6 garlic cloves, crushed or minced
2lb pork neck bones
2 teaspoon cumin
2 large bay leaves, if you only have small use 3
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon crushed black pepper
Garnish with cilantro
Turn your instant to sautés and add the olive oil. When heated add your onion and cook for 2/3 minutes. Then add your garlic and cook for 1/2 minutes.
Add your pork neck bones and brown them on all sides 5/6 minutes. Its hard to get all your sides seared because they are all cut in different sizes but do the best you can. I just keep stirring them every few minutes.
Add the sofrito and let it cook with the neck bones for about 1/2 minutes then add in the tomato sauce.
Lastly add in all your spices and give it a good stir, making sure it is al incorporated.
Close your lid and turn your insta pot to pressure on medium for 40 minutes.
Let cool a little before serving and garnish with cilantro.
If your cooking in a stock pot what you will do is once all the spices are added make sure the pot comes to a boil then turn your heat to simmer for about an hour and a half or two hours. You want to make sure that the meat on those neck bones are tender.