Go Back
+ servings
four bone in beef shanks cooked in a braiser with tomato sauce.

Easy Osso Buco

Katerina | Diethood
Rich, robust, and satisfying, this Easy Osso Buco is a simple, but elegant main course that comes together in one pot. You’ll love the bold flavor of beef shanks cooked in wine with garlic, herbs, and crushed tomatoes.
Servings : 6
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins



  • Preheat oven to 350˚F.
  • Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a dutch oven or a braiser set over medium-high heat.
  • Pat dry the beef shanks; rub with remaining olive oil and season with kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper.
  • Add the shanks to the hot oil and cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until nicely browned.
  • Remove the shanks from the pan and set aside; keep covered.
  • Return pan to the burner and reduce heat to medium.
  • Add the diced celery, carrots, and onions to the pan. Add more oil, if needed.
  • Cook for 4 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Stir in the garlic and cook for 15 seconds.
  • Add the wine to deglaze the pan, scraping up all the browned bits from the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon.
  • Continue to cook for 8 minutes.
  • Stir in the crushed tomatoes and beef broth; add in the thyme sprigs and bay leaves, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a simmer.
  • Return the beef shanks to the pan.
  • Cover and place in the oven.
  • Cook for 1 to 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until meat is fall-apart tender.
  • Return the pan back to the stovetop and set it over medium-high heat.
  • Remove the beef shanks and set aside on a plate.
  • Cook the sauce for 5 minutes, or until reduced and thickened.
  • Pour sauce over beef shanks.
  • Garnish with parsley.
  • Serve.


  • NET CARBS: 10 g


Calories: 373 kcal | Carbohydrates: 12 g | Protein: 33 g | Fat: 15 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9 g | Cholesterol: 53 mg | Sodium: 361 mg | Potassium: 1130 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 6 g | Vitamin A: 1960 IU | Vitamin C: 11 mg | Calcium: 80 mg | Iron: 5 mg | Net Carbs: 10 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: beef shank, braised beef, osso buco beef