Osso Bucco – Beef Shanks




Total Time: 2 hrs 20 mins

Serving: 4




Ingredients

4 beef shanks, cut 1 1/2 inches thick

14 cup flour

12 teaspoon salt

12 teaspoon pepper

14 cup olive oil

1 large onion

8 garlic cloves

3 celery ribs

3 large carrots, 1/2 inch

1 hot chili pepper, long

12 teaspoon orange zest (optional)

14 teaspoon sage

1 teaspoon parsley

14 teaspoon thyme

1 bay leaf

1 cup beef stock

34 cup red wine

4 large tomatoes, skinned and chopped

3 ounces pancetta

Directions

  1. heat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. dredge the shanks in flour salt and pepper mixture.
  3. heat olive oil in stainless steel pan and brown beef shanks 2-3 minutes per side.
  4. Remove shanks from oil and add carrots onion garlic celery and pancetta stir together 2-3 minutes and.(pancetta can be fried prior to browning beef to crisp and add back in when adding zest).
  5. add the herbs and fry 2-3 minutes and then add the chilli pepper and orange zest and fry for 2-3 minutes.
  6. add the wine and deglaze the pan and boil for 3-4 minutes and then add beef stock and tomato.
  7. place the beef shanks in the mixture or place all in a dutch oven and place in the oven for 120 minutes.




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