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Osso Bucco

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time20 minsCook Time3 hrsTotal Time3 hrs 20 mins

Osso Bucco is a Milanese speciality of cross-cut veal shanks braised with vegetables, white wine and broth. Enjoy our version over polenta. A recipe apart of our olive oil series.

Osso Bucco

 4 veal shanks
 2 tbsp Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil, plus more as needed
 1 cup carrots, peeled and cut into ½” cubes
 3 cloves garlic, crushed
 1 cup onion, chopped
 ½ celery, chopped
 3-4 cups veal, beef or chicken stock
 1 cup white wine
 1 bunch fresh sage (about 4 leave)
 1 bunch fresh thyme
 salt and pepper

Preheat the oven to 325°.


Season the veal shanks with salt and pepper and set aside on a plate.


Heat a large Dutch oven on the stove top over medium heat.


Add 2 tsbp Colavita olive oil to the pot. Place the shanks in the Dutch oven, and using metal tongs, brown them on all sides (about 2 minutes per side). While the shanks are browning, you can add the carrots and being to sauté them.


Once the shakes are browned, remove them from the pot and transfer them to a plate.


Add the onion to the carrots in the pot. You can add more Colavita olive oil if your pot looks dry.


Next add the celery and garlic. Reduce the heat to moderately low and cook, stirring, until tender, about 7 minutes. The vegetables should be slightly caramelized.


Add the wine and cook, scraping up any browned bits, until slightly reduced, about 5 minutes.


Place the shanks back into the pot, making sure they are touching the bottom.


Add the stock, making sure it covers about half the height of the meat.


Add the herbs and bring to a simmer.


Once it is simmering, cover the dish and braise the shanks in the oven for 1 hour.


Turn the shanks, cover and cook for about 1 hour longer, until the meat is very tender.


Transfer the shanks to a rimmed platter and cover loosely with foil.


If necessary, reduce the sauce in the pot over high heat. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Serve over polenta.

Make Ahead:

The osso buco can be refrigerated overnight and reheated, covered, in a 325° oven.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4