Easy Beef Osso Buco

Easy Beef Osso BucoRecipe

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr



Brimming with rich, deep flavors, Easy Beef Osso Buco is a slow cooker classic. With just 30 minutes of preparation in the morning, this warm stew cooks in 8 hours while you are at work or running errands throughout the day and is ready to eat when you get home.


Serves 8 (serving size: about 1 cup beef mixture and 2 teaspoons gremolata)
Total time: 8 Hours, 30 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 30 Minutes
Total: 8 Hours, 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 207
Fat 6 g
Satfat 1.5 g
Monofat 2.9 g
Polyfat 0.8 g
Protein 24.3 g
Carbohydrate 10.8 g
Fiber 2.4 g
Cholesterol 40 mg
Iron 3.3 mg
Sodium 557 mg
Calcium 57 mg


1 3/4 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
3 pounds cross-cut bone-in beef shanks
1 tablespoon canola oil, divided
Cooking spray
2 cups sliced onion
3/4 cup chopped celery
3/4 cup chopped carrot
2 tablespoons tomato paste
8 garlic cloves, crushed
1 cup unsalted beef stock
1/4 ounce dried porcini mushrooms, chopped
1/2 cup dry red wine
2 teaspoons cornstarch
3/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 bay leaf
8 plum tomatoes
6 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
1 tablespoon minced garlic


1. Preheat broiler.

2. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon salt over beef. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons oil; swirl to coat. Add beef; cook 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Add beef to a 6-quart electric slow cooker coated with cooking spray. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons oil to skillet; swirl. Add onion, celery, carrot, tomato paste, and garlic; sauté 4 minutes. Add stock and mushrooms. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Add stock mixture, wine, cornstarch, pepper, and bay leaf to slow cooker.

3. Place tomatoes on a jelly-roll pan. Broil 8 minutes or until blackened. Place tomatoes on beef, pressing lightly to crush.

4. Cover and cook on LOW 8 hours or until beef is tender. Remove beef from cooker. Remove meat from bones; discard bones. Stir meat and 1 1/4 teaspoons salt into cooker. Discard the bay leaf.

5. Combine parsley, rind, and garlic. Sprinkle on top.


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