This was very good and very tender. Got the beef shanks on sale at the supermarket for $2.84 per lbs. Veal would have been 3x's more at the least and it would not have been any better than the beef shanks. Next time I will try with pork shanks, which is our favorite, but harder to find, for some reason.
kiler, killer for sure I think i like the beef shanks more than veal. Lots of more flavor than veal and much cheeper fantastic. I used two cans of hunts fire rosted tomatoes in stead of freash toms. great recipe.
I found this variation on Osso Bucco very tasty. However, I am a stickler for clear directions in recipes and these directions were terrible. If the first thing you are supposed to do is fry the pancetta, it should not be listed at the end of step 4. Also put it first in the list of ingredients. The onion -- if the directions are to be taken literally, we would put a whole onion into the pan. If we are supposed to chop it, should we chop it coarse, medium or fine? Same for the celery and garlic cloves. Are the vegetables meant to be chunky, or cut so fine they disappear in the sauce? I agree with a previous reviewer that orange zest does not belong in this recipe. Lastly, I found 120 minutes was not enough time... for real tenderness you need to cook this for 3 hours. Also, for me, the liquid never thickened even though I dredged the shanks in flour. It was more like Osso Bucco soup. The taste was delicious, but overall this is not a good recipe.
Fantastic, Not sure what Maggie is talking about as the recipe calls for orange zest not Lemon also listed as optional. the tenderness of the beef was amazing with the mild heat. did with egg noodles will try Mashed next time.
Not the best! Leave out the lemon and zest! Doesn't fit, and tastes funky!! Would probably be good without!
This is so delicious !!!! The beef shanks are excellent in this dish. Kudos to you for sharing this recipe !!!!!
Ohhhh, that is so good! It's not even done yet, but the house smells heavenly. A small taste of the veggies/liquid was awesome. I couldn't even wait to serve it before reviewing it. Sure hope I can wait the additional one hour cooking time before I dig in... LOL!
Delicious! And easy on the budget. Used shanks from our cow share. Nice new way to prep them. Thanks!