Simple and delicious! Best served over rice, this makes tender beef and delicious sauce to which fresh spinach can be added for a touch of green. Serve over rice.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr 50 mins
total:
2 hrs
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until softened, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Increase heat to medium-high. Add beef shank and cook until browned, about 5 minutes per side. Return onion and garlic to the pan. Sprinkle thyme, oregano, rosemary, and marjoram over beef.

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  • Pour tomatoes and tomato paste into the pan. Fill the empty tomato paste can with water and pour into the pan. Stir in lemon zest, salt, and black pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, until beef is very tender, 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute 4 fresh tomatoes - blanched, peeled and diced - for the canned tomatoes if desired.

Towards the end, you can add your favorite vegetable to the pot (I like spinach with this, although it does get soggy).

Nutrition Facts

520 calories; protein 36.8g; carbohydrates 32.7g; fat 28.9g; cholesterol 79.2mg; sodium 1931.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2017
This dish was DELICIOUS!!! I have never made osso buco before...this recipe made the meat tender the sauce was wonderful over basmati rice. I am not crazy about the cut of meat - too fatty. I will be making this again with another cut of beef roast. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2017
This dish was DELICIOUS!!! I have never made osso buco before...this recipe made the meat tender the sauce was wonderful over basmati rice. I am not crazy about the cut of meat - too fatty. I will be making this again with another cut of beef roast. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2017
Dinner tonight for the family and this meal hit the spot. So savory and tasty over pasta and for my gluten-free daughter-in-law over rice. Either way it worked. I added a few more vegetables then what's called for in the recipe such as roasted garlic cauliflower and baby broccoli stems because I had them on hand but I think these only added to the flavor and texture. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2021
First time for Osso Bucco and I made some errors. I bought the only Osso Bucco left in the refrigerator and it turned out to be more than half bone instead of 1/4 or 1/3 bone. 2.2 pound package yielded about 12 or 14 ounces of meat. I doubled up the spices and liked the resulting flavor. I only simmered if for 1.5 hours and much of it was tough, but delicious. I should have simmered it longer but it smelled SO good! Read More
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