Osso Buco from Public Health Cookbook by the Seattle & King County Department of Public Health—original source of recipe, public domain government resource

  • Cook Time: About an hour
  • Serves: 4



  1. Trim fat from shanks and dredge in flour.
  2. Coat a Dutch oven or large saucepan with cooking spray and heat to medium-high heat.
  3. Add shanks and cook until browned on all sides.
  4. Remove shanks and set aside.
  5. Pour off excess drippings from dutch oven and re-spray with cooking spray and raise heat to medium-high.
  6. Sauté onion and carrot until tender.
  7. Stir in tomatoes, wine, broth, salt and pepper then add shanks.
  8. Cover then bring to a boil.
  9. Reduce heat to low and let simmer for 20 minutes.
  10. Uncover and let simmer for an additional 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until shanks are tender.
  11. Serve shanks with vegetable mixture and sprinkled with chopped parsley.

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