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Easy Osso Buco

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
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.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6
Calories: 373



  • 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
Nutrition Facts
Easy Osso Buco
Amount Per Serving
Calories 373 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 53mg18%
Sodium 361mg15%
Potassium 1130mg32%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 1960IU39%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 80mg8%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keywords: beef shank, braised beef, osso buco beef