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Beef Osso Bucco Recipe

Beef Osso Bucco Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 7 hours YIELD:6 servings


  • 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
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced


  • 1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, pepper and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add beef, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Cover and cook on low for 7-9 hours or until meat is tender. Discard bay leaves.
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. 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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Reviewed Jan. 11, 2015

"I won't make this again simply because I feel there are better crock pot stews. I wasn't impressed with this recipe and it didn't have a lot of flavor. However, I have to say also, that I didn't use the beef shanks. The bones might have added the flavor it needed but the shanks didn't seem to have enough meat on them."

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.