Classic Osso Buco

Veal shanks or veal leg cut across the bone slowly braised to perfection.

Classic Osso Buco


For 4 Person(s)

For the Osso Buco:

  • 4 veal shank steaks approx 1 inch thick
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 3 carrots diced
  • 2 potatoes diced
  • 2 celery stalks diced
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 3 bay leaves
  • all purpose flour for dredging meat
  • salt and pepper


  1. Pre heat oven to 350*F
  2. Dredge shanks lightly with flour and fry in olive oil until browned on both sides, place in a roasting pan.
  3. Saute` all veggies in same pan until slightly soft approx 8 minutes.
  4. Add sauce and wine and cook an additional 5 minutes
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Pour veggies over veal shanks in roasting pan and add the bay leaves.
  7. Cover and place in oven for approx. 1 hour.
  8. Remove cover and roast for 25 minutes.
  9. The osso buco should be fork tender with a thick sauce and tender veggies.

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Recipe Notes

This dish can be eaten on its own, with plain white rice added to the sauce or a risotto alla milanese. Enjoy


Thursday, 08 September 2016
I made this last Friday for a group of friends. Everyone loved it and it wasn\'t very hard to do. We...
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