Traditional Osso Buco

Traditional Osso Buco


"This recipe is a traditional but simple way of cooking Osso Buco (veal shanks). The white wine is a must in this dish."


1 h 50 m servings 478 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 478 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 19.8 g
  • 30%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.6g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 46.9 g
  • 94%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 201 mg
  • 67%
  • Sodium:
  • 467 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Dust the veal shanks lightly with flour. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Add the veal, and cook until browned on the outside. Remove to a bowl, and keep warm. Add two cloves of crushed garlic and onion to the skillet; cook and stir until onion is tender. Return the veal to the pan and mix in the carrot and wine. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Pour in the tomatoes and beef stock, and season with salt and pepper. Cover, and simmer over low heat for 1 1/2 hours, basting the veal every 15 minutes or so. The meat should be tender, but not falling off the bone.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the parsley, 1 clove of garlic and lemon zest. Sprinkle the gremolata over the veal just before serving.
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  1. 156 Ratings


I tried this recipe as written the first time and I have to admit it was very good, however when I mentioned it to a friend of Italian ancestry he suggested instead of butter, I brown the shanks...

This has to be one of the best osso i have eaten, even better than some that I have had at Italian restaurants. I made it exactly as the recipe describes for a family dinner and everyone wanted ...

An excellent recipe by itself. Like others, I doctored a bit with some herbs like bay leaf and herbs d'province. The best advice I can offer to really enhance the flavors is to prepare this a da...

This recipe is so good and so easy, you are crazy not to make this! I had to substitute red wine, but still excellent. I have made this dish several ways, but this recipe is a combination of all...

I must be in the minority after looking at the ratings for this dish.... I usually love Osso Bucco, but after making this 2x, it has a very different flavor that I just didn't care for.

I loved this recipe, but I browned the shanks on both sides in a skillet then transferred them to a crockpot and cooked them for @ 8 hrs. it was so tender!!

What a tasty dish!!! The white wine is definately key and as advised I added (3 tbs) Italian herbs. I also decided to add (for 6) half a small can of tomatoe paste for the tomatoe sauce effect...

This is a very good recipe. The only problem is that it isn't actually a "Traditional" ossobuco. The Italians weren't introduced to tomatoes until after this recipe had been invented.

Beautiful. This is now a favourite for me. I made it as per the instructions and it worked out perfectly. First time I've actually had Osso Buco and definitely my first attempt at cooking it, ...