Osso Bucco, Slow Cooker

Osso Bucco

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


  • 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.


Keywords: osso bucco, slow cooker

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