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Slow Cooker Osso Buco

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Slow cooker osso buco is unbelievably tender and full of flavor. There is nothing intimidating about making this restaurant favorite at home!

I added a new feature on the homepage of the website if you haven’t seen it! At the top, there are three ‘featured’ posts that feature my favorite recipes for the season or recipe ideas for dinner and/or parties. I hope those callouts help feature recipes that you may not have seen before and/or ones that you haven’t gotten a chance to try yet. :)

Osso buco is one of those dishes that seem super intimidating because all fancy restaurants have it on their menu. The name is fancy but that’s the only thing that’s fancy about it. Everything about osso buco is simple especially the preparation of it in a slow cooker. I guess everything but the flavor. That is quite possibly the best part when you first take a bite into this slow cooker osso buco.

Slow cooker osso buco is unbelievably tender and full of flavor. There is nothing intimidating about making this restaurant favorite at home!

This slow cooker osso buco recipe comes from Gina Homolka, blogger of Skinnytaste and NYT best-selling author (twice) for her cookbooks! This recipe comes from her latest cookbook, Skinnytaste Fast and Slow, and already one of my favorites in my large collection of cookbooks. I love the variety of recipes in it but most importantly, all the quick recipes for busy weeknights and also the slow cooker recipes. Who doesn’t love a good slow cooker recipe?

Not to mention her recipes are healthy, as well, which is in line with her blog’s philosophy: delicious, healthy, low fat, family-friendly!

Slow cooker osso buco is unbelievably tender and full of flavor. There is nothing intimidating about making this restaurant favorite at home!

This slow cooker osso buco was phenomenal. Fork tender and full of flavor. As Gina says, “as it cooks over the course of the day, the house becomes filled with a savory ‘welcome home’ aroma.”

Slow cooker osso buco is unbelievably tender and full of flavor. There is nothing intimidating about making this restaurant favorite at home!

 

Slow cooker osso buco is unbelievably tender and full of flavor. There is nothing intimidating about making this restaurant favorite at home!

Special occasion or cravings for that restaurant dish, you can’t go wrong with making this at home in the slow cooker and being in the comfort of your own home!

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Slow Cooker Osso Buco
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
8 hr
Total Time
8 hr 20 mins
 

A deliciously flavorful and fork tender slow cooker dish that you can easily make at home. Osso buco is not as intimidating as you think!

Servings: 4
Calories: 312 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 4 pieces veal shank, each about 1 1/4 inches thick (about 2 pounds total)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup chopped carrots
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 1/4 cups canned crushed tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup beef broth
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 large sprig fresh rosemary
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for topping
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Season veal shanks with salt then sear all four sides until browned but not cooked through. Add to the insert of a slow cooker.

  2. Then add the onion, celery, carrots, garlic, tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, beef broth, black pepper, thyme, and rosemary. Stir to mix a bit.

  3. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours. Discard sprigs of thyme and rosemary. Sprinkle fresh parsley on top prior to serving, if desired.

Recipe Notes
Reprinted with permission from Skinnytaste Fast and Slow by Gina Homolka

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Posted on February 06, 2017

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  1. Naomi
    02/06/2017 at 9:20 am

    That recipe looks incredible! I can’t wait to try it!

  2. Heather Christo
    02/06/2017 at 9:30 am

    What a gorgeous recipe Julie- thank you for sharing!

  3. Kevin @ Closet Cooking
    02/06/2017 at 12:17 pm

    Love this kind of slow braised meat dish!

  4. Marla Meridith
    02/06/2017 at 3:49 pm

    Love that new feature on your homepage and this hearty recipe!

  5. Maria
    02/06/2017 at 4:08 pm

    Easy weeknight meal to the rescue!

  6. Natasha @ Salt & Lavender
    02/09/2017 at 11:22 am

    I loooove osso buco! This slow cooker version looks excellent. My mom makes a mean osso buco, but I’ve never actually tried making it myself.

  7. Jenny Flake
    02/15/2017 at 6:46 am

    Ahhh, this looks fantastic!

  8. John
    02/15/2017 at 5:25 pm

    LOOKS GOOD

    • John
      02/15/2017 at 5:27 pm

      SEND RECIPES

      • Julie
        02/16/2017 at 6:49 am

        The recipe is at the bottom of the page.

  9. Elaine
    02/16/2017 at 9:13 am

    Would it be possible to do this recipe in the instant pot instead of a slow cooker?

    • Julie
      02/16/2017 at 6:54 pm

      Yep, this would be great to do in the Instant Pot!

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