Slow 'n' Easy Osso Bucco

Slow 'n' Easy Osso Bucco

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Did you know that this Italian dish is traditionally served with risotto? Well, we like the convenience and taste of instant polenta. Taste it and you'll see what we're talking about. From Mr. Food.


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25 Min
9 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, divided
  • 3
    celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 large
    carrots, chopped
  • 1 large
    onion, chopped
  • 4 large
    cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1oz pkg
    herb gravy mix for beef
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 4
    (1-1/2-inch-thick) veal shanks (about 3 pounds)
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 14 1/2oz can(s)
    diced tomatoes with balsamic vinegar, basil, and oil
  • 10 1/2oz can(s)
    beef consommé
  • 3/4 tsp
    dried rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp
    dried thyme
  • 4 c
    cooked polenta

How to Make Slow 'n' Easy Osso Bucco


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add celery and next 3 ingredients. Sautè 3 minutes or until tender. Transfer vegetables to a 5-quart slow cooker. Combine flour,gravy mix,and pepper in a large shallow dish. Sprinkle veal shanks with salt. Dredge veal shanks in flour mixture.
  2. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in skillet. Add veal shanks. Cook 3-4 minutes on each side or until browned. Place shanks on top of vegetables in slow cooker. Add tomatoes and next 3 ingredients. Cover and cook on LOW setting 9 hours or until tender. Serve veal with sauce over polenta.

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