Beef Osso Buco

Beef Osso Buco uses Cross Cut SHanks for a traditional Italian dish topped with fresh parsley, garlic and orange zest.

 Time: 3hrs 30 min

Servings: 6


  • 2 to 3 pounds beef Shank Cross Cuts, cut 1 to 1-1/2 inches thick

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, divided

  • 1 cup finely chopped onions

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped carrot

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery

  • 1 cup dry white wine

  • 1 can (14 -1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes

  • Salt and pepper


  • 1/2 cup packed fresh parsley

  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel

  • 2 cloves garlic


  1. Lightly coat beef Shank Cross Cuts 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.

Recipe courtesy of: The Beef Checkoff