Original Sicilian Pizza Company Ossobuco

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READY IN: 60hrs 25mins
Recipe by Chef Otaktay

This came from a old restaurant from the 70s-80s, but since the owner sold the company and the final one closed late 1990s:(

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the bacon until crisp, remove and drain.
  2. Sauté the onions, carrots and garlic in the bacon fat until browned, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add the tomato paste and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the flour and cook over low heat stirring constantly for 5 minutes.
  5. Add the wine, and cook over low heat for 30 minutes, or until reduced by half, stirring constantly near the end of the cooking time.
  6. Add the chicken and veal stock and simmer for 45 minutes.
  7. Remove from the heat and strain through a china cap (fine meshed sieve).
  8. Mix the brandy and the cornstarch together thoroughly.
  9. Add to the sauce stirring until the sauce is thickened and smooth. Stir in the butter.
  10. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  11. Season the veal shanks with salt, pepper and oil.
  12. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  13. Place into large roasting pans and pour over sauce and cook partially covered, at 250°F for 2-3 hours or until fork tender.
  14. Remove from heat and refrigerate.
  15. Store for up to 2 days.
  16. Reheat at 350°F in sauce till hot.

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