Osso Bucco, Braised

I love making Osso Bucco in my slow cooker.

I also love making it on the cook top (or in the oven).

Sometimes, I’m just not organized enough to get it in the slow cooker in a timely manner. Or the sun is shining and the day is nice and I’d rather be outside.

It’s important to be flexible.

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Osso Bucco, Braised

Tender Veal Shanks, braised on the cook top in 60 minutes. Serve over polenta or mashed potatoes.

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 75 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Beef
  • Method: Braise


  • 23 (20oz, 600gr) veal shanks
  • 1 medium leek, trimmed, halved lengthwise, sliced
  • 1 medium carrot, trimmed, chopped
  • 1 rib celery, trimmed, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 3/4 cup (6oz, 175gr) white wine
  • 1/2 cup (4oz, 120gr) beef broth
  • 2 cups (15oz, 450gr) chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp dried sage
  • 2 tbs cornstarch (maizena) dissolved in 2 tbs water


  • Heat oil in a heavy Dutch oven or deep skillet.
  • Add leek, carrot, celery, garlic and sauté 5 minutes.
  • Move vegetables to the side.
  • Add veal and brown on both sides, about 7 minutes total.
  • Add wine, broth, tomatoes and herbs.
  • Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 60 minutes (or longer).
  • When ready to serve:
  • Remove veal and cover to keep warm.
  • Turn the heat to medium-high under the sauce.
  • Stir in the cornstarch mixture until sauce is thickened and no longer cloudy.
  • Spoon sauce over the veal shanks and serve.


You can use a small onion in place of the leek.
I had 2 veal shanks – 1 each, about 1/2″ (1.5cm) thick


  • Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
  • Calories: 570
  • Sugar: 7.9 g
  • Sodium: 457.4 mg
  • Fat: 16.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.4 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.1 g
  • Fiber: 4.7 g
  • Protein: 61.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 225 mg

Keywords: osso bucco, veal shanks, braised veal

Braised Osso Bucco

Here is the Slow Cooker Osso Bucco

This is what a sunshiny, calm day looks like from our front door:

I use to say things like ‘It’s blooming late this year’ or ‘It’s early this year’.

I have come to the conclusion (it took me awhile) that every year is different and every flower or flowering tree will bloom when its time is right.

My forsythia was beautiful this year and bloomed right on time.

2 thoughts on “Osso Bucco, Braised”

  1. This Osso Bucco looks delicious. Braising I think, would be my choice. Must try 😉

    I’ve found that my plants come up in the same order every year, it’s just a matter of when they start. Sometimes, they’re late, or they seem so to me. Sometimes, they’re early. Or again, they seem so to me. But they all come up in the same blooming order so…as long as they bloom, I’m happy 🙂

    • My wisteria, which has taken over a tree (before we got here) is dying, slowly. It’s only had a small percentage of flowers the last few years. We’ll need professionals with a cherry picker to trim it. As to the rest – I’m just happy when they bloom, too lol

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