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Osso Bucco

One of my favourite foods as a child. This is my mum's recipe. It is packed with flavour but has a sweetness to it due to the white wine and carrots - not as heavy as some recipes that use red wine. The meat falls off the bone and that bone marrow....mmmm


  • 6 large Veal Osso Bucco

  • Plain Flour for dredging.

  • 1 large Onion - chopped.

  • 1/2 bunch Parsley - finely chopped.

  • 2 cloves Garlic - finely chopped.

  • grated zest of 1/2 Lemon.

  • Tomato sauce (as in Heinz or Fountain)

  • 3 cups Water.

  • 1 1/2 cups White Wine.

  • 2 Tbspn Tomato Paste.

  • 4 Carrots - chopped into chunks

  • Salt and Pepper.


  • 1.

    In a large lidded fry pan dredge the Veal in the flour and fry on both sides til browned - remove.

  • 2.

    Saute the onions til translucent.

  • 3.

    Put the osso bucco ontop of the onions.

  • 4.

    Sprinkle about 1 Tbspn Parsley on each osso bucco, then some of the garlic and lemon zest on each then a squirt of tomato sauce on each.

  • 5.

    Mix the water, wine and tomato paste together and pour over the osso bucco til covered.

  • 6.

    Arrange the carrots inbetween the osso bucco.

  • 7.

    Season with salt and pepper.

  • 8.

    Bring to boil. put the lid on and cook on low for 2 1/2 hours.

  • 9.

    Serve with rice or mashed potato.

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Posted by Huda Abu HamdiaReport
I have this recipes in my note book, I remember my sister wrote it down .. I'll check it out and tell if there's any differences than the one I have ..
Posted by Josie2010Report
This looks beautiful. I'll buy some veal osso bucco and make it tomorrow. Yum. I can hardly wait!
Posted by suepReport
This is great - I saw that I had some beef osso bucco in my freezer and was thinking I needed to find a recipe. I will give this a go.