Easy Beef Osso Buco

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.

Yield: Serves 8 (serving size: about 1 cup beef mixture and 2 teaspoons gremolata)
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Recipe Time

Hands On: 30 Minutes
Total: 8 Hours, 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 207
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated fat: 1.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.8g
  • Protein: 24.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 10.8g
  • Fiber: 2.4g
  • Cholesterol: 40mg
  • Iron: 3.3mg
  • Sodium: 557mg
  • Calcium: 57mg


  • 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. 1. Preheat broiler.
  2. 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. 3. Place tomatoes on a jelly-roll pan. Broil 8 minutes or until blackened. Place tomatoes on beef, pressing lightly to crush.
  4. 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. 5. Combine parsley, rind, and garlic. Sprinkle on top.

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