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Beef Osso Bucco

 Beef Osso Bucco
Treat holiday guests to elegant comfort food at its best. Our beef osso bucco boasts a thick, savory sauce complimented by the addition of gremolata, a chopped herb condiment made of lemon zest, garlic, and parsley. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
6 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Cook: 7 hours

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 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
  • GREMOLATA:
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

Directions

  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, pepper and 1/2

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Beef Osso Bucco (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • teaspoon salt. 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. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 shank with 1 cup sauce and 4 teaspoons gremolata equals 398 calories, 15 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 112 mg cholesterol, 640 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 47 g protein.
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