Braised Pork Backbone

March 21, 2022 • 0 comments

Braised Pork Backbone
The backbone consists of small pieces of bone surrounded by a large amount of flavorful, succulent meat. When cooked low and slow, the result is fall-off the bone tender goodness with the perfect fat to meat ratio. This dish is excellent served over rice.
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  • Servings: 4-6


  • (2 pieces/1.5-2lbs) Pork Backbone
  • (2 tbsp) olive oil or lard
  • (1) onion (diced)
  • (3 cloves) garlic (diced)
  • (28oz) can diced tomatoes
  • (2 cups) pork, beef or lamb broth
  • (1 tbsp) fish sauce (optional)
  • (1 tbsp) apple cider vinegar
  • salt & pepper to taste


Pre-heat oven to 325F

Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat

Season backbone pieces with salt and pepper and brown on all sides

Add onion and cook until translucent. Add garlic and cook until fragrant

Add vinegar, fish sauce, broth, tomatoes, and salt & pepper.

Cover and cook in oven for 3 hours.

Serve over rice if desired