My Grandmothers Italian Osso Buco

Bob Rock


I have had it all my life (a long time) but never tried to cook it, until I found the most perfect Lamb Shanks, at the right price. Had family over and they all loved it. So now it's your turn !!!


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2 large
lamb shanks
1 large
yellow onion diced
3 stalk(s)
celery diced
3 clove
garlic minced
1 c
flat-leaf parsley chopped
1 bottle
merlot wine( blackberry merlot if possible
1 can(s)
14 1/2 beef stock
3 large
carrots diced
28 oz
peeled whole tomatoes crushed
3 c
flour with salt & pepper mixed
1/2 c
olive oil, extra virgin
1 box
wide noodles or any pasta

How to Make My Grandmothers Italian Osso Buco


  • 1Dredge Lamb shanks in the flour mixture. Coat a large Dutch oven with olive oil heat till almost smoking add Lamb to to the pan, brown well all sides, take your time this is very important.
  • 2Remove shanks set aside add keep drippings lower heat, saute all the veggies until they are brown about 20 minutes,add more oil if needed ,salt and pepper mix and add the Lamb shanks back to the pan
  • 3Put the whole bottle of Merlot, crush the whole tomatoes add them to the Dutch Oven along with the can of beef stock, simmer till wine is reduced around 1/2 hour.
  • 4Mix well cover and put in a preheated oven (375 degrees). Check shanks every 45 minutes turning shanks halfway through the cooking time. Remove cover the last 30 minutes.
  • 5My Grandmother served it with a bed of Plenta but I used pasta as the bed, placed the shanks on the bed added some of the sauce ,a little cheese with a sprinkle of parsley and you now have a feast fit for a king

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About My Grandmothers Italian Osso Buco

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Lamb
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Healthy

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