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Osso Buco Recipe
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Osso Buco

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"This is a very tender veal dish with a flavorful tomato and herb sauce. It takes a while to prepare, but does not require much attention while cooking."

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Original recipe makes 6 to 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    2 hrs 30 mins

    2 hrs 50 mins


  1. In a shallow dish, stir together flour, salt, and black pepper. Dredge meat in seasoned flour. In a large skillet, melt butter with oil over medium heat. Brown meat. Remove meat from pan, and set aside.
  2. Add onion, carrots, celery, and garlic to drippings in pan. Cook and stir for about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in tomato sauce, water, basil, thyme, parsley, and bay leaf. Return meat to pan. Bring to a boil, and reduce heat to simmer. Cover, and cook for 2 1/2 hours.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 05, 2006

Excellent flavor. I used beef broth for the water though and also about a half cup of wine. This is fantastic over polenta!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 26, 2010

Tried this recipe tonight; I thought it was good but not outstanding, although my mother thought it was very, very good. I must say that it wasn't as time consuming as the other Osso Buco recipes I've made. I think the reason she liked it is because she doesn't like wine, I prefer wine in mine.

May 19, 2006

I am a private chef and a vegetarian. I have meat eating clients and have to make them certain things that I cannot taste. A few weeks ago one client suggest that I make her and her husband Osso Buco for dinner. I said "no problem" Having no idea how to make this I figured I would check on here for some suggestions. This recipe for Osso Buco turned out to be one of their favorite meals. They asked me if I had been making this my entire life!! I was thrilled!! Thank you for the recipe! It was a hit!!

Oct 07, 2003

I love this recipe. I have made it many times. It isn't all that time consuming. If you do your brasing in a crockpot it requires little attention. You'll want to make risotto Milanese to go along with it, and add a robust red wine. Yummy!

Oct 03, 2003

I doubled this recipe for 2 families totalling 7 people and we pretty much inhaled the whole thing! It was very good. Served it with Risotto and fresh bread to sop up the juices. Because I doubled the recipe I didn't have a stove-top pan large enough, so I cooked it in a roasting pan in the oven. Before putting the cover on the roasting pan I added a layer of foil to keep all the moisture in. I will be keeping this one in the ol' recipe box!

Jun 07, 2007

This is a fantastic recipe. I had never made Osso Buco before but had often seen the cut of meat at the butchers. I made it to take to a family dinner as my contribution and it was a hit of the night. I did make a risotto to go with it and can definitely recommend pairing the two. It was the hit of the night with everyone asking me for the recipe. Making it again this weekend for a different group of people as I feel confident it will be a success. I only changed one thing, I didn't have all the herbs separately so used pre-mixed Italian herbs from a jar, but used the same quantity as recipe stated. Worked perfectly.

Dec 26, 2005

When my wife and I paid a visit to Boston last year we went to a place named Mama Marias. It is here that I tried Osso Buco for the first of many times, thanks to Amy's recipe. Any time I invite guests for dinner they request this delicious meal. I serve with Roasted garlic Mashed potatoes.

Oct 03, 2003

I combined this recipe with one that I already had. I used two 14 ounce cans of diced tomatoes and doubled the veal amount and also used the crockpot for the braising. Outstanding.


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  • Calories
  • 251 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 83 mg
  • 28%
  • Fat
  • 14.5 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 19.7 g
  • 39%
  • Sodium
  • 947 mg
  • 38%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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