Osso Bucco, Slow Cooker

The theme for Monday posts in February is Slow Cooker.

The excitement of fall vegetables is long past, the holidays are long over, and winter is still stretching out in front of us.

It’s time for easy comfort food.

I rarely do any prep work for my slow cooker recipes.

Sometimes I brown the meat first but more often I don’t bother.

I always give it a stir about an hour before it’s done to make sure the flavors are combined.

As usual, all recipes are for two.

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Osso Bucco, Slow Cooker

The meat is meltingly tender…. Serve with polenta or mashed potatoes.

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 hours
  • Total Time: 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Beef
  • Method: Slow Cooker


  • 24 nice size veal shanks  enough for 2,  I had 3
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 medium leek, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 1 rib celery, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup (2oz, 60ml) white wine
  • 1/2 cup (4oz, 120ml) chicken broth
  • 1 3/4 cups (15oz, 450gr) chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 bay (laurel) leaf
  • 2 tbs cornstarch (maizena) dissolved in 2 tbs water, optional


  • Heat the oil in a large skillet.
  • Flour veal shanks and fry until starting to brown, about 7 minutes per side.
  • Put leek, carrot, celery, garlic into the slow cooker.
  • Put veal shanks on top of the vegetables.
  • Add wine, broth, tomatoes, paprika, and herbs.
  • Cover, turn slow cooker on low and cook for 7 hours.
  • Stir once if you feel like it.
  • Optional: 30 minutes before dinner turn slow cooker to high and stir in the cornstarch mixture for a thicker sauce.


These will be falling off the bone when done… remove carefully to plates or a platter.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
  • Calories: 627
  • Sugar: 7.5 g
  • Sodium: 728 mg
  • Fat: 14.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.7 g
  • Trans Fat: 0.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 37.9 g
  • Fiber: 5.2 g
  • Protein: 83.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 247.2 mg

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You could also try a slight variation: Osso Bucco Milanese

That’s it!

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