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Slow Cooker Ossobuco Beef Recipe

Best Ossobuco beef recipe braised on stove and finished in the slow cooker is here. This is how to cook Osso Buco as a Crockpot recipe with vegetables is an easy to make this popular beef with a bone tender in a red wine sauce.

Ossobuco Beef

This slow cooked beef ossobuco recipe is amazing. You may have had this pulled beef at an Italian restaurant with potatoes and want directions to make it homemade at home yourself. In a rich sauce this one pot meal cooks all day with very little prep on your part. (affiliate links present)

Slow Cooker Osso Buco

Ossobuco is a traditional Italian dish your family is going to love. The name translates to Beef Shank with Bone, referring to the marrow-filled bone at the center. Typically made with cross-cut slices of veal or beef shanks that are braised with vegetables, broth, wine, and herbs until tender and flavorful.

When done you can enjoy the fall off the bone meat as is, inside tacos or made into another dish. You won’t need to know How to Cook Bone Marrow because it will cook perfectly in the process of everything at the same time. That is great separately spread on toast as a spread.

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How to Cook Osso Buco

Beef Osso Buco

We have shown you in the past How to Cook Pork Shank. This meat is cut from the beef shank in slices, a cross section if you will. You could in fact use this same recipe with a slice of this from a pig to make something similar but with a different texture of flavor of meats.

  • Beef shanks are the main star of the show, a cut of meat from the leg of a cow in this case. Veal shank is another option which takes about the same cook time.
  • Cornstarch or flour can be used for the outside of the meat before you sear it in a pan to add a nice browning element to it, keep in the moisture, and thicken the sauce too.
  • Olive oil will be needed when you pan fry the protein initially
  • Beef broth will help you create a sort of stew like liquid to help it cook and get tender. Half dry white wine could be substituted if you prefer.
  • Onion should be sliced or diced if you prefer
  • Carrot should be peeled and sliced into dials or small pieces for added flavor and texture
  • Celery can be sliced for more veggies in there.
  • Minced garlic we add to just about every dish we make here
  • Red wine will add depth of flavor to the sauce but could be substituted for more broth or beef stock
  • Thyme can be fresh and diced or dried
  • Rosemary or another herb like fresh parsley can be added to enhance the flavors

Some like to add the flavor of a bay leaf in there too. I am not a huge fan but an option for sure. You will need a Crockpot, skillet or Dutch Oven, spatula and tongs to get this done. The steps are similar to our Braised Oxtail Recipe if you have tried that. Another beef with a bone in it we love.

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Braised Osso Buco

How to Cook Osso Buco

Ok so we will explain below how to get the ultimate texture and flavor slow cooked and on the stovetop too. In the case that you want to make Instant Pot ossobuco you can read these directions here. Under high pressure you can get that same fall apart YUM a lot faster if you don’t have the time for this one (the ideal go to).

A great way to make Pressure Cooker Shredded Beef to make into tacos or make into bowls with rice on the bottom for sure.

  • Blot slices of osso bucco with paper towels.
  • Put cornstarch on a plate and coat all sides of meat with it. (this will help with browning).
  • Heat a skillet over medium high heat and add olive oil.
  • When hot add meat and brown on both sides, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  • Transfer to the slow cooker when achieved.
  • Add a bit more oil to skillet and add all vegetables to soften together for about 5 minutes.
  • Transfer to Crockpot when done.
  • Add red wine, broth and all seasonings.
  • Cover with lid and cook for 6-8 hours or until it is fork tender and fragrant.
  • Serve with vegetables on plate with some of the sauce on top.

Side dishes that are popular with this on the side would be a creamy polenta, slow cooker risotto alla milanese, over mashed potatoes or rice is an easy one. Jump to recipe and let us know your thoughts!

Slow Cooker Osso Buco

Braised Osso Buco

Also called Beef Shin, we hope you realize just how delicious this inexpensive cut of protein is and make it more often.

What cut of meat is Osso Bucco?

Osso Buco is made with veal shanks, you can also find variations of the dish made with other cuts of meat, such as beef shanks or pork shanks. However, veal or beef are the most common and traditional choice for this classic Italian dish.

How do you know when osso buco is done?

You want this meat to be so tender you can pull it off the bone with little to no effort. Using a fork gently pull and if it separates like pulled pork it is ready to be enjoyed! If it takes effort it needs more time, the longer it slow cooks or is braised the more tender it will become. Serve with the sauce it’s been cooking in for dinner on top of some polenta!

Beef Osso Buco

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Ossobuco Beef

Course Entree
Cuisine Italian
Keyword beef, crockpot, how to cook, osso buco, slow cooker
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Servings 6
Calories 239kcal
Author The Typical Mom

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Blot meat with paper towels. Put cornstarch on a plate and coat all sides of meat with it. (this will help with browning).
  • Heat a skillet over medium high heat and add olive oil. When hot add meat and brown on both sides, about 3-4 minutes per side. Transfer to the slow cooker when achieved.
  • Add a bit more oil to skillet and add all vegetables to soften together for about 5 minutes. Transfer to Crockpot when done.
  • Add red wine, broth and all seasonings. Cover with lid and cook for 6-8 hours or until it is fork tender and fragrant.
  • Serve with vegetables on plate with some of the sauce on top.
Nutrition Facts
Ossobuco Beef
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 239 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 113mg38%
Sodium 215mg9%
Potassium 575mg16%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 1737IU35%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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