Beef Osso Buco --
Lean Cut
  • Total Recipe Time: 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 hours
  • Makes 6 servings


  1. 2 to 3 pounds beef Shank Cross Cuts, cut 1 to 1-1/2 inches thick
  2. 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  3. 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, divided
  4. 1 cup finely chopped onions
  5. 1/2 cup finely chopped carrot
  6. 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  7. 1 cup dry white wine
  8. 1 can (14 -1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes
  9. Salt and pepper
  1. 1/2 cup packed fresh parsley
  2. 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  3. 2 cloves garlic


  1. Lightly coat beef with flour. Heat 1-1/2 teaspoons oil in stockpot over medium heat until hot. Brown half of beef shanks on all sides; remove from stockpot. Repeat with remaining 1-1/2 teaspoons oil and shanks. Pour off drippings. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.
  2. Add onion, carrot and celery to stockpot; cook and stir 3 to 5 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Add wine; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until browned bits attached to stockpot are dissolved. Cook an additional 5 to 8 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated, stirring occasionally. Stir in tomatoes.
  3. Return beef to stockpot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 2 to 3 hours or until beef is fork-tender.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare Gremolata. Place parsley, orange peel and garlic in food processor or blender container. Cover; process until finely chopped, stopping and scraping side of container as needed. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  5. Remove cross cuts. Cut beef from bones; set aside. Skim fat from cooking liquid. Bring cooking liquid to a boil and cook 5 to 10 minutes or until reduced to 2 cups. Season with salt, as desired. Return beef to cooking liquid. Serve with creamy polenta; garnish with Gremolata.
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this was a yummy salad i enjoyed this very much. i was kinda dumbfounded that this was beef stew meat used and i was iffy at first but i made it and it was great! i used the marinade for the meat which i did for 24 yrs and as a dressing...whic to me was not really a bad thing but i thought it was too tart for a dressing as well...i will make this again and make a greek dressing for it.