Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs

a wonderful delicious meal. the veal literally falls off the bones.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. preheat oven to 350.
  2. on stovetop, in heavy ovenproof dutch oven: heat oil, flour veal,brown on both sides, remove.
  3. add butter, add veggies and zests, stir til softened.
  4. add white wine, stir, add remaining ingredients.
  5. return veal to pot, cover and cook 1 1/2 hours.
  6. remove veal and keep warm.
  7. pour sauce into blender, puree.
  8. pour over veal and serve, top w/gremolata.
  9. to make gremolata chop all ingreds together.
  10. serve w/risotto.
Most Helpful

If I could give this more stars I would. Followed the recipe to the letter, and I would recommend to anyone else making this that they not change a thing. This was fabulous! And EASY. I mean - brown the shanks, brown the veg, put the shanks back in, add the rest of the ingredients, cover and let go in the oven for 2 hours. Absolutely wonderful! My husband sends you his thanks. I served it with Risotto Milanese and it was just perfect. Chia - great, great recipe!

P4 March 25, 2003

If I could give this recipe more than five stars, I would! Osso bucco is the meal I would request if I ever had to pick a "last meal". I have always been too intimidated to make it. I thought I would seek out a challenge and try this recipe out for a Valentine's dinner this year (so ballsy of me I know!) and boy did it turn out beautifully! It was so easy to make!! I used beef shanks (veal was too pricey) and had a difficult time squeezing all six in my dutch oven. I think next time I may try to cook on the stovetop or a crockpot rather than the oven. I served with oven polenta and green beans and my husband licked up every bit of it. I'm not a saucy girl, but the vegetable puree was divine! I poured it over pasta and served it with our left over osso bucco the next night. And the gremolata was soooo yummy too! I added olive oil to mine because it seemed too dry to serve without it. It was so good!! I can't wait to make many, many more times! I can't thank you enough for posting!

Anti February 16, 2011

I wish there was a way to do half stars. This would have been a 4 1/2 star rating.
For me, this was a good recipe. My husband absolutely loved it! He said he wouldn't mind this once a week or two...which is his way of saying this one is a keeper.
The parsley mixture really added something to the end...however I added olive oil and garlic to make it more moist. I think I'll keep doing it that way.
Thanks for posting this recipe. It'll go in my 'make again' list.

StoryMom November 21, 2010