This is a very tender veal dish with a flavorful tomato and herb sauce. It takes a while to prepare, but does not require much attention while cooking.

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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a shallow dish, stir together flour, salt, and black pepper. Dredge meat in seasoned flour. In a large skillet, melt butter with oil over medium heat. Brown meat. Remove meat from pan, and set aside.

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  • Add onion, carrots, celery, and garlic to drippings in pan. Cook and stir for about 5 minutes.

  • Stir in tomato sauce, water, basil, thyme, parsley, and bay leaf. Return meat to pan. Bring to a boil, and reduce heat to simmer. Cover, and cook for 2 1/2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

251.3 calories; 19.7 g protein; 10.6 g carbohydrates; 83.2 mg cholesterol; 947.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2006
Excellent flavor. I used beef broth for the water though and also about a half cup of wine. This is fantastic over polenta! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/03/2005
It's an easy recipe as far as Osso Buco goes but you get what you put into it. It was so-so. There are defintely better recipes around. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2006
Excellent flavor. I used beef broth for the water though and also about a half cup of wine. This is fantastic over polenta! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2006
I am a private chef and a vegetarian. I have meat eating clients and have to make them certain things that I cannot taste. A few weeks ago one client suggest that I make her and her husband Osso Buco for dinner. I said "no problem" Having no idea how to make this I figured I would check on here for some suggestions. This recipe for Osso Buco turned out to be one of their favorite meals. They asked me if I had been making this my entire life!! I was thrilled!! Thank you for the recipe! It was a hit!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2003
I love this recipe. I have made it many times. It isn't all that time consuming. If you do your brasing in a crockpot it requires little attention. You'll want to make risotto Milanese to go along with it and add a robust red wine. Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2003
I doubled this recipe for 2 families totalling 7 people and we pretty much inhaled the whole thing! It was very good. Served it with Risotto and fresh bread to sop up the juices. Because I doubled the recipe I didn't have a stove-top pan large enough so I cooked it in a roasting pan in the oven. Before putting the cover on the roasting pan I added a layer of foil to keep all the moisture in. I will be keeping this one in the ol' recipe box! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2007
This is a fantastic recipe. I had never made Osso Buco before but had often seen the cut of meat at the butchers. I made it to take to a family dinner as my contribution and it was a hit of the night. I did make a risotto to go with it and can definitely recommend pairing the two. It was the hit of the night with everyone asking me for the recipe. Making it again this weekend for a different group of people as I feel confident it will be a success. I only changed one thing I didn't have all the herbs separately so used pre-mixed Italian herbs from a jar but used the same quantity as recipe stated. Worked perfectly. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2005
When my wife and I paid a visit to Boston last year we went to a place named Mama Marias. It is here that I tried Osso Buco for the first of many times thanks to Amy's recipe. Any time I invite guests for dinner they request this delicious meal. I serve with Roasted garlic Mashed potatoes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2003
I combined this recipe with one that I already had. I used two 14 ounce cans of diced tomatoes and doubled the veal amount and also used the crockpot for the braising. Outstanding. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2005
This was amazing! I unfortunately didn't have any thyme but it still tasted great. I also changed the veal to lamb shank and I added beef broth instead of water since I figured that would add more flavor. Anyway thank you very much for the recipe and I think that next time I will double it like another reader stated since it's a very long process to make it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2003
This recipe is so delicious it tastes like a restaurant prepared dish. It is time consuming and does take a long time to cook so sometimes I double the recipe and freeze it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/03/2005
It's an easy recipe as far as Osso Buco goes but you get what you put into it. It was so-so. There are defintely better recipes around. Read More
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