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Oh So Tender Osso Buco

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7 Hr 15 Min

Our family knows that we have a weakness for Osso Buco. We can't help it! It reminds us of the veal dishes our mom used to make, where the meat would be so tender from hours of cooking that it'd just fall right off the bone. This is a great way to get those same long-cooked flavors, without much fuss.

What You'll Need

  • 2 (14.5-ounce) cans whole potatoes, drained
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can sliced carrots, drained
  • 1 large tomato, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parlsey
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 veal shanks (3 to 4 pounds total)
  • 1 (1 ounce) envelope dry onion soup mix
  • 1 1/4 cups water, divided
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch

What to Do

  1. In a 3 1/2 quart (or larger) slow cooker, lightly toss together potatoes, carrots, tomato, lemon juice, parsley, garlic pwder, salt and pepper.
  2. Place veal shanks on top, sprinkle with onion soup mix, and add 1 cup water. Cover and cook  7 to 9 hours on low setting. Remove veal shanks to a serving platter and cover to keep warm.
  3. With slow cooker still on low setting, stir red wine into sauce and vegetable mixture.
  4. In a small bowl, combine remaining 1/4 cup water and cornstarch. Stir into sauce and vegetable mixture until thickened. Pour over veal shanks and serve immediately.


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Don't care for canned veggies,, will fresh do as well???

Sure, give it a try. Make sure to slice your carrots, just like the canned. As far as the potatoes, if you are using full-sized potatoes, cut them into smaller pieces since whole canned potatoes are so much smaller. Enjoy!

I do not eat veal, but have found this recipe is delicious with lamb shanks, which most super markets have. I haven't tried beef shanks (if there is such a thing) but they should work, too.

I can usually find veal shank in the meat dept. and ask the butcher. But I don't know where Meridian is!

The only Meridian I know of is in central Mississippi. They should have some grocery chains that carry veal shanks.

I have been over and over this recipe. I can't find where "Meridian" is mentioned at all. Can you please clarify this for me and others? It would be very helpful. Thank you, Toddsmom

So where in Meridian do you find Veal Shank?


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