Osso Buco (also known as ossobuco, Italian for “bone with a hole”) is an amazing dish, but can definitely come off as intimidating for the occasional home cook. While it is often served at fancier restaurants, it is very easy to make at home—and can even be created using one dish! Osso buco is traditionally made with veal shanks, but in this case we’ve used beef. We think you'll enjoy this dish whether you prepare it to impress, or just to enjoy on a casual night in at home.
- 3 lb 3 lb 3 lb Beef Shank, approximately 3 1-lb shanks
- 0.33 cup 0.33 cup 0.33 cup Avocado Oil
- 1 1 1 Carrots, chopped
- 1 1 1 Onion, chopped
- 1 1 1 Celery, stalk, chopped
- 3 cloves 3 cloves 3 cloves Garlic, crushed
- 1 Tbsp 1 Tbsp 1 Tbsp Tomato Paste
- 1.5 Tbsp 1.5 Tbsp 1.5 Tbsp Ghee
- 1 cup 1 cup 1 cup Wine, White
- 2 cup 2 cup 2 cup Chicken Broth, free range
- 1 sprig 1 sprig 1 sprig Rosemary, fresh
- 1 sprig 1 sprig 1 sprig Thyme, fresh
- 1 1 1 Bay Leaf
- 2 whole 2 whole 2 whole Cloves, Whole
Note, these instructions are written assuming the standard serving size, since you have modified the number of servings, these steps may need to be modified for best results
- Prepare a bouquet garni using rosemary, thyme, bay leaf, and cloves, and tie in cheesecloth.
- Heat avocado oil in dutch oven over medium-high heat, and pat dry beef shanks and season with salt and pepper.
- Sear shanks for 2-3 minutes on each side, and remove from dutch oven.
- Add in vegetables and sear until translucent, about 5 minutes.
- Add tomato paste, and quickly stir throughout.
- Return shanks to dutch oven, add wine, and simmer until liquid reduced by half, approximately 5 minutes. Next add chicken stock, ghee, and bouquet garni and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to low, and cover. Cook for 2 hours, turning shanks every 15-20 minutes.
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