Veal Osso Buco

This homemade veal osso buco is the perfect holiday meal. Made with tomatoes, fresh herbs, a touch of white wine and a sprinkling of lemon zest. 

This homemade veal osso buco is the perfect holiday meal. Made with tomatoes, fresh herbs, a touch of white wine and a sprinkling of lemon zest.

Disclosure: This recipe is sponsored by Anolon. I received financial compensation and free cookware to create this recipe. As always, all opinions and ramblings are my own.

Veal osso buco is a dish I have always wanted to make at home but often thought it would be too complicated.

I was so wrong. The most complicated part about this recipe is the waiting. I think the part that intimidated me what I had only used ground veal in meatloaf but had never used the fancy osso buco cut of veal. Speaking of fancy, I’m going to just come right out and say it – veal is not cheap.

Not. At. All.

BUT it’s delicious and totally worth it if you feel like splurging.

This homemade veal osso buco is the perfect holiday meal. Made with tomatoes, fresh herbs, a touch of white wine and a sprinkling of lemon zest.

When I was trying to figure out the best way to make this dish I did a lot of research on osso buco. Some people said you should use white wine and others said red wine. I opted for white wine because I didn’t want to over power the delicate flavor of the veal. If I were making this with beef shanks I might use red wine.

I also decided to throw in tomatoes because I’m still obsessed with tomatoes. My love affair this summer was strong and it still seems to be sticking around for winter.

Too bad winter = gross tomatoes.

This homemade veal osso buco is the perfect holiday meal. Made with tomatoes, fresh herbs, a touch of white wine and a sprinkling of lemon zest.

Looking for more delicious recipes? Try my Veal and Sage Meatloaf with Gorgonzola Cream SauceGarlic Rosemary Roast Leg of Lamb or my Citrus Herb Crusted Pork Roast.

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Veal Osso Buco

This homemade veal osso buco is the perfect holiday meal. Made with tomatoes, fresh herbs, a touch of white wine and a sprinkling of lemon zest.

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours

Ingredients:

 

  • 4 veal shanks, 3-4 pounds total
  • Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
  • Flour, for dusting
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 carrots, small dice
  • 2 celery stalks, small dice
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Lay out veal shanks and season with kosher salt and pepper. Lightly dust with flour and set aside.

In a cast iron Dutch oven, add olive oil over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, brown all sides of the veal shanks. Once browned, remove from the pan.

Add in carrots, celery and shallots. Cook for about 15 minutes, just until the mixture starts to soften.

Add in garlic until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Add wine to the pan and cook down until there’s about ¼ cup remaining.

Stir in tomato paste, diced tomatoes, ½ cup chicken stock, fresh thyme, rosemary and bay leaf.

Add in veal shanks, cover and braise for about 2 hours. Add in more chicken stock if necessary.

The shanks are fully cooked when the meat feels tender but not mushy. Start checking doneness around the 1-1/2 hour mark.

17 Responses to “Veal Osso Buco”

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    Tori@Gringalicious.com — December 23, 2014 at 6:52 am

    This looks delicious.!

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    Amy @ A Healthy Life For Me — December 23, 2014 at 7:58 am

    I love osso buco, this looks like the perfect recipe to have to celebrate the New Year. Have a Merry Christmas!

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    Jessica (Savory Experiments) — December 23, 2014 at 8:18 am

    Gorgeously classic! Hubby would go bonkers if I set this down on the table!

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — December 23, 2014 at 8:18 am

    Oh holy crap!! I mean, wow that looks incredible!!

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    Marla Meridith — December 23, 2014 at 8:18 am

    OMG. Must try this recipe stat!

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    Carolyn — December 23, 2014 at 9:01 am

    I adore osso buco. I bet I would love it even more with veal!

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    Lora @cakeduchess — December 23, 2014 at 9:08 am

    I love osso buco! Your osso buco looks pretty fantastic!! Merry Christmas, Brandy!

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    Bea — December 23, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Love osso buco and have yet to make it myself; you have inspired me. I also love tomatoes and place a bunch in the freezer when they were in abundance. They are still super tasty and so much better than the flavorless ones available in stores right now…

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — December 23, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    What a glorious looking dish and one that’s sure to impress. I’ve pinned and stumbled it and hope to make it one day soon.

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    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — December 23, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    This is what I would choose on a holiday for my main course! Looks scrumptious!

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    Brenda@Sugar-Free Mom — December 23, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    That looks absolutely succulent and amazing!

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    Samantha — December 24, 2014 at 8:40 am

    Tomatoes in winter as so gross! You’re 100% right (duh). Heading over to grab that recipe because it looks pretty epic.

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    Martha@A Family Feast — December 24, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Oh wow – another mouthwatering recipe with photos to match! I really wish you’d invite me over for dinner some day! 🙂

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — December 24, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    I’d never heard of this until now but now I feel like I need to try it! It looks and sounds so comforting and like you said, not too complicated.

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — December 24, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    We do a lot of splurging for holiday meals! This looks like it would be perfect for Christmas dinner!

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    Barb @ A Life in Balance — December 26, 2014 at 9:03 am

    I’m going to ask my dh to make this for New Year’s! We always like to make something special for the holidays.

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