Over the years, we’ve learned so much of what we know about health and nutrition from our customers. Some of our best recipes have been suggested by those of you who frequently cook at home. Conversations start, curiosity is sparked, and then we begin the research. As you can imagine, pork bones are not a hot selling item and many have never heard of them; a few others wonder how to use them. Last spring at Roadrunner Park Farmers Market, I was stunned when a customer approached and specifically asked for pork bones. I inquired about her cooking plans and she briefly described an old recipe for traditional Italian meat sauce using pork bones. After thoroughly scouring the internet and a bit of experimentation, we came up with a great recipe for authentic Italian Sunday Gravy:

Pork Bone Spaghetti Sauce


  • 2 pounds Pork Bones
  • 32 oz Tomato Sauce
  • 16 oz Tomatoes (diced)
  • 1 Yellow Onion (diced)
  • 1 Green Pepper (diced)
  • 8 oz Mushrooms (sliced)
  • 2 Tbsp Bariani Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 2 Tbsp Garlic
  • 1.5 Tbsp Oregano
  • 1.5 Tbsp Parsley
  • 1.5 Tbsp Basil
  • 1 tsp crushed Red Pepper


  1. In a saute pan, over medium-high heat, add olive oil, garlic, yellow onion & green pepper. Cook until the vegetables are a little soft.
  2. Add the mushrooms, pork bones, tomato paste, and continue to cook, flipping the pork bones so they brown on all sides.
  3. Once the pork bones are browned on all sides, pour all the pan into a slow cooker.
  4. Pour tomato sauce, diced tomatoes and seasonings into slow cooker, and mix together.
  5. (Optional) Add pork and beef meatballs to slow cooker. We use one pound of each (ground beef & ground pork) with simply salt and pepper. The sauce seasons the meatballs well.
  6. Let the slow cooker cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  7. Remove pork bones (picked clean of any excess meat – reserve in the sauce), pour meat sauce over your favorite pasta and enjoy!

Our fresh harvest pork is back in stock! Come by the Los Ranchos Growers Market on Saturday’s to check out our selection! Be sure to ask for pork bones! wink

Looking for another pork recipe? Try our Roasted Pork Belly


Brenna & Kenny

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