Ossobuco Al Forno - Baked Veal Shanks

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 40 mins

There are many versions of ossobuco . This is an easy and really delicious one. Serve over rice or orzo. Adapted from http://www.colavita.com/recipesarchive/recipe.cfm?id=1406. Posted for ZWT7.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Season shanks with salt and pepper; dust with flour.
  3. In a large skillet, heat olive oil and butter; brown the shanks.
  4. Remove to a large baking dish.
  5. Adjust carrots beside the meat (optional).
  6. To the skillet, add the tomatoes, broth, wine, lemon juice, basil, cinnamon and garlic powder.
  7. Stir together, scraping up any browned bits on the bottom of the pan.
  8. Pour over shanks.
  9. Cover the veal shank with aluminum foil and.
  10. bake at 375°F for 1 1/2 hour or until tender and brown.
  11. Note: I tried this recipe out. It was really delicious. We got this meat without bones; and this for the same price!
Most Helpful

Spectacular! I couldn't get veal shanks cut 2 inch thick, but managed to find them 1 1/4 inch thick. I reduced the rest of the ingredients accordingly, and was amazed by the addition of cinnamon...never had it in Osso Bucco! This was an amazing dish that I will make again. Thanks for sharing. Made for Newest Tag.

breezermom December 04, 2011

This was the first time I had cooked ossobuco and my attraction to this recipe was that there was no onion (which the DH is intolerant to). my veal shanks (bone in) where thin and I used 7 for 4 of us but even after 1 1/2 hours of cooking at 170C fan forced they where not fall of the bone that I expected but otherwise was a good easy recipe and was overall enjoyed.

I'mPat December 28, 2011