Traditional Osso Buco Recipes

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Get Giada De Laurentiis' classic Osso Buco recipe, braised low and slow until the veal is fall-off-the-bone tender, from Everyday Italian on Food Network.

Provided by Giada De Laurentiis

Categories     main-dish

Time 2h15m

Yield 6 servings

Number Of Ingredients 18

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  • Place the rosemary, thyme, bay leaf and cloves into cheesecloth and secure with twine. This will be your bouquet garni.
  • For the veal shanks, pat dry with paper towels to remove any excess moisture. Veal shanks will brown better when they are dry. Secure the meat to the bone with the kitchen twine. Season each shank with salt and freshly ground pepper. Dredge the shanks in flour, shaking off excess.
  • In a large Dutch oven pot, heat vegetable oil until smoking. Add tied veal shanks to the hot pan and brown all sides, about 3 minutes per side. Remove browned shanks and reserve.
  • In the same pot, add the onion, carrot and celery. Season with salt at this point to help draw out the moisture from the vegetables. Saute until soft and translucent, about 8 minutes. Add the tomato paste and mix well. Return browned shanks to the pan and add the white wine and reduce liquid by half, about 5 minutes. Add the bouquet garni and 2 cups of the chicken stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover pan and simmer for about 1 1/2 hours or until the meat is falling off the bone. Check every 15 minutes, turning shanks and adding more chicken stock as necessary. The level of cooking liquid should always be about 3/4 the way up the shank.
  • Carefully remove the cooked shanks from the pot and place in decorative serving platter. Cut off the kitchen twine and discard.
  • Remove and discard bouquet garni from the pot.
  • Pour all the juices and sauce from the pot over the shanks. Garnish with chopped parsley and lemon zest.

1 sprig fresh rosemary
1 sprig fresh thyme
1 dry bay leaf
2 whole cloves
Kitchen twine, for bouquet garni and tying the veal shanks
3 whole veal shanks (about 1 pound per shank), trimmed
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
All purpose flour, for dredging
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 small onion, diced into 1/2-inch cubes
1 small carrot, diced into 1/2-inch cubes
1 stalk celery, diced into 1/2 inch cubes
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 cup dry white wine
3 cups chicken stock
3 tablespoons fresh flat-leaf Italian parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon lemon zest


Treat holiday guests to elegant comfort food at its best. Our osso bucco beef boasts a thick, savory sauce complemented by the addition of gremolata, a chopped herb condiment made of lemon zest, garlic, and parsley. -Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Provided by Taste of Home

Categories     Dinner

Time 7h30m

Yield 6 servings.

Number Of Ingredients 23

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  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Add beef, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat., In a large skillet, brown beef in butter and oil. Transfer meat and drippings to a 6-qt. slow cooker. Add wine to skillet, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan; pour over meat. Add the tomatoes, broth, carrots, onion, celery, thyme, oregano, bay leaves and remaining salt., Cover and cook on low for 7-9 hours or until meat is tender. Discard bay leaves., Skim fat from cooking juices; transfer juices to a large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened., In a small bowl, combine the gremolata ingredients. Serve beef with gremolata and sauce. If desired serve over polenta.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 398 calories, Fat 15g fat (6g saturated fat), Cholesterol 112mg cholesterol, Sodium 640mg sodium, Carbohydrate 17g carbohydrate (5g sugars, Fiber 4g fiber), Protein 47g protein.

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon pepper
6 beef shanks (14 ounces each)
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup white wine or beef broth
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1-1/2 cups beef broth
2 medium carrots, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 celery rib, sliced
1 tablespoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon dried oregano
2 bay leaves
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water
1/3 cup minced fresh parsley
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
2 garlic cloves, minced


This classic veal recipe provides the staple for a magnificent Italian Sunday lunch

Provided by Ruth Watson

Categories     Dinner, Main course

Time 2h45m

Number Of Ingredients 10

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  • Soak the porcini for at least 15 minutes in 200ml/7fl oz boiling water. Don't remove the membrane that holds the veal together, but trim off any obviously fatty or lumpy bits. Dust both sides of the meat with the seasoned flour.
  • Heat the butter and oil in a very large flameproof sauté pan or casserole over a medium-high heat. When the sizzling stops, put in the veal and fry the slices for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown. Transfer the meat to a plate.
  • Replace the pan over a low to medium heat and tip in the carrot and celery. Gently fry for 5 minutes until the vegetables have slightly softened, then raise the heat and pour in the wine. Bubble the wine furiously for 2 minutes, then remove the pan from the heat.
  • Fish the softened porcini out of the soaking liquid, squeeze out the excess moisture and reserve it. Chop the porcini roughly and add to the sauté pan, together with the soaking liquid. Add the sugocasa or passata and stock, then stir.
  • Put the veal back into the pan in a single layer, cover and bring to the boil. Immediately reduce the heat and simmer very gently for 2 hours, turning the veal slices halfway, until the meat is very soft. The liquid should reduce to a thickish sauce, but if it's still thin after 1¼ -1½ hours, half remove the lid to allow evaporation. Serve with the grain 'risotto' (see link, right).

Nutrition Facts : Calories 383 calories, Fat 23 grams fat, SaturatedFat 10 grams saturated fat, Carbohydrate 7 grams carbohydrates, Sugar 1 grams sugar, Fiber 1 grams fiber, Protein 32 grams protein, Sodium 1.15 milligram of sodium

10g packet dried porcini
6thick cut veal shin bone, complete with marrow. Ask your butcher for hind quarter shin bones (about 4cm thick), as they're meatier and more tender than the front ones
a small handful of plain flour , seasoned
50g unsalted butter
3 tbsp olive oil
1large carrot , diced
1large celery stick, trimmed and diced
200ml dry white wine
225ml tomato sugocasa or passata
1 tsp Marigold Swiss vegetable bouillon powder dissolved in 250ml/9fl oz hot water


Tender braised veal shanks surround a rich repository of bone marrow in this traditional Italian osso buco dish. Serve with Risotto Milanese.

Provided by Martha Stewart

Categories     Food & Cooking     Dinner Recipes

Number Of Ingredients 16

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-low heat until very hot. Place flour in a shallow dish. Season veal shanks with salt and pepper; dredge in flour, shaking off excess. Working in batches if necessary, add shanks to Dutch oven (they should sizzle immediately). Cook, turning, until browned on all sides, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove veal shanks from Dutch oven and set aside.
  • Add onion, carrots, celery, and leek to Dutch oven; cook, stirring, until softened and lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Add bay leaf, thyme, oregano, tomatoes, wine, and stock. Return veal shanks to Dutch oven and bring to a simmer. Cover and transfer to oven; cook, checking occasionally to make sure the liquid is still simmering, until meat is very tender, about 2 1/2 hours.
  • Remove from oven and transfer shanks to a platter; cover with parchment paper-lined aluminum foil to keep warm. Place Dutch oven over medium heat; simmer until sauce is thickened, about 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Return shanks to Dutch oven to heat through and coat with sauce. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and lemon zest; serve.

3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
6 veal shanks (4 1/2 to 5 pounds), tied
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
1 large red onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 rib celery, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 leek, white part only, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 dried bay leaf
2 tablespoons fresh thyme, leaves
1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves
1 (14-ounce) can whole plum tomatoes, crushed
2 cups red wine, such as pinot noir
2 cups homemade or store-bought low-sodium beef stock
1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
Zest of 1 lemon


Loosely translated from Italian, osso buco means "bone with a hole." The meat that circles the bone is sweet and tender; the marrow inside the bone is creamy and rich.

Provided by Martha Stewart

Categories     Food & Cooking     Dinner Recipes

Number Of Ingredients 21

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  • Heat oven to 275 degrees. In a 7-quart flameproof casserole or Dutch oven over medium to medium-low heat, heat vegetable oil until hot but not smoking. In medium bowl, combine flour, salt, and pepper. Coat each veal shank well with flour; tap off excess. Working in batches if necessary to keep veal shanks from touching at all, add shanks (they should sizzle the moment they hit the pan). Cook until well browned on all sides, 10 to 15 minutes; do not rush. Remove the veal shanks from the casserole, and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring 2 cups water to a boil. Remove from heat, add dried mushrooms, and let stand until softened, about 20 minutes. Strain mushrooms, reserving 1/2 cup soaking liquid.
  • Prepare bouquet garni: Tie bay leaf, rosemary, thyme, sage, parsley, lemon zest, and peppercorns together in a piece of cheesecloth. Add carrots, celery, and onion to casserole; cook until softened and lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Add tomatoes, wine, stock, mushrooms with soaking liquid, and bouquet garni.
  • Return browned shanks to casserole; stir gently to combine. Bring to a simmer, cover, and place in the oven; cook until meat is very tender, about 2 1/2 hours. Check occasionally to ensure a gentle simmer; adjust heat or height of rack as needed.
  • Transfer shanks to a platter, and cover with foil to keep warm. Set casserole over medium heat; simmer until sauce is thickened, about 15 minutes. Return shanks to casserole just to heat and coat with sauce. Serve hot with broccoli rabe and polenta

3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons salt
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
4 veal shanks, tied to secure meat to bone
1 cup dried porcini mushrooms
1 dried bay leaf
1 sprig fresh rosemary
2 sprigs fresh thyme
3 fresh sage leaves
3 fresh sprigs flat-leaf parsley
Zest of half a lemon, cut into long strips, pith removed
10 whole black peppercorns
2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped into 1/4-inch pieces
1 stalk celery, chopped into 1/4-inch pieces
1 medium onion, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
2 canned plum tomatoes, crushed
1 1/4 cups dry white wine
1 1/2 cups Homemade Beef Stock
Sauteed Broccoli Rabe
Soft Polenta


Provided by Anne Willan

Categories     Beef     Sauté     Fall

Yield Makes 4 to 6 servings

Number Of Ingredients 16

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  • 1. Heat the oven to 350°F (176°F/Gas 4). Put the flour on a plate, add generous amounts of salt and pepper, and coat the veal slices, with flour, patting to remove the excess. Heat the oil and butter in a sauté pan or frying pan big enough for all the veal slices to touch the bottom. Add half the slices and brown them over quite high heat, 2 to 3 minutes. Turn them, brown the other side and remove them to a plate. Brown the remaining slices and remove them also.
  • 2. Lower the heat to medium, add the onion and carrot and sauté until golden, 5 to 7 minutes. Pour in the wine and boil until reduced by half, stirring to dissolve the pan juices. Stir in the tomatoes, garlic, orange zest, veal stock, salt, and pepper. Immerse the veal slices in this sauce - the liquid should come at least halfway up the sides. Cover the pan and bring it to a boil.
  • 3. Braise the shanks in the oven until the meat is very tender and falling from the bone, 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Stir from time to time, gently turning the slices, and if the pan seems dry, add more stock. At the end of cooking, taste and adjust seasoning of the sauce. Osso buco can be cooked ahead and stored up to 3 days in the refrigerator, or frozen. Keep it in the pan ready to be reheated on top of the stove.
  • 4. For the gremolata, chop the garlic; pull parsley leaves from the stems, and chop the leaves together with the garlic. Stir in the grated lemon zest and pile the gremolata in a bowl. It can be served separately from the osso buco, for guests to help themselves, or sprinkled on the dish just before it goes to the table.

4 pounds (1.8 kg) veal shanks, cut in 1 1/2-inch ( 4 cm) slices
1/4 cup (30 g/1 oz) flour
salt and pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
2 onions, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
1/2 bottle (375 ml) dry white wine
a 14.5-ounce (435 g) can plum tomatoes, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
grated zest of 2 oranges
1 cup (250 ml/8 fl oz) veal stock, more if needed
For the Gremolata
3 or 4 garlic cloves
bunch of flat-leaf parsley
grated zest of 2 lemons

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