This is a quick, easy, economical & tasty dish. Takes minutes to put together and is wonderful served over pasta or rice. Make Pulled pork sandwiches with left overs. Use lots of sauce. Recipe may be doubled. I used a 680ml can of Primo'Thick & Zesty Garden Tomato & Mushroom" sauce and a 213ml can of Primo Garlic & Basil Pizza sauce. This meat cut is always very reasonable in price, the bones just fall out and the meat is very tender & moist. You may freeze leftovers.
- Place half the chopped onion in the bottom of your crock pot with some sauce.
- Then place a layer of button bones
- Cover with sauce and continue layering the bones with the sauce ending up with a top layer of sauce.
- Turn on low for 6 hours.
Oh, Bergy, I'm so glad you posted this recipe! I made 2 lbs of button bones today, and we enjoyed this meal very much. I used Classico 'Italian Sausage, Peppers and Onions' sauce, and added a cup or so of sliced fresh mushrooms. I'd love to make this dish again, for ease of prep, economical, and great taste factors. I loved the addition of mushrooms; I'm going to, however, try another pasta sauce...one that isn't quite as assertive as the Italian sausage, more like the one you suggested, Bergy. My sauce competed with the pork flavour rather than supporting it. (I have to go out now and buy some more button bones for the freezer!)
I am happy to be the first to rate/review this recipe! A very quick and versatile recipe. Unsure of what "button bone pork" was I did contact Bergy. and found that they are neckbone cuts. Little, round, flat bones that are quite meaty and very reasonable. Did not have these in my meat bundle that I just purchased from the butcher, so I substituted a bone in pork roast. The versatality came when I found that even with the italian bottled sauce I used, I was still able to adapt the left overs to a mexican style dish the next night. An Italian friend of mine likes to use pork when she decides to flavor her homemade sauce with meat. She said "there is something about pork that lends it self so well to tomatoe based sauces." I agree this was very flavorful and worked as the center of the entree with both the pasta the first night, and rice the second night with out tasting like left over meat. This is nice and hearty. Will be especially good on a cold night. I will be making this regularly this winter.