Osso Bucco


July 14, 2022

Osso Bucco 5 0 5 1

Tender melt in your mouth Osso Bucco in a rich gravy and fresh vegetables

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 7 hrs
  • 15 mins

    7 hrs

    7 hrs 15 mins

  • Yields: 3 but can be varied


1 - 1.5kg of beautiful thick pieces of Osso Bucco (see notes)

1 onion, roughly chopped

2 carrots, thick sliced

2 stalks celery, thick sliced

1 - 1.5 cups of sweet potato, chunky diced

1/4 cup plain flour

2 tsp dry beef stock powder

2 tsp cracked black pepper

2 Tblsp gravy powder (I use rich meat flavour)

1.5 cups tomato passata (see notes)

1/2 cup red wine (I used non-alcoholic shiraz)

1 Tblsp minced garlic

2 Tblsp fresh parsley chopped (or 2tsp dried)

4 sprigs of fresh rosemary

3 bay leaves

Corn flour slurry to thicken (2Tbsp corn flour with 1Tbsp tap water)

Optional: Extra fresh parsley to garnish


1Add chopped onion, carrot, celery and sweet potato to the slow cooker

2In a large plastic bag combine flour, stock powder, gravy powder and pepper

3Add meat to this bag and toss meat in this combined flour mix to coat

4Lay this floured Osso Bucco over the vegetables already in the slow cooker

5Combine passata, red wine, & garlic and pour over

6Scatter with fresh parsley, bay leaves and fresh rosemary

7Cook on high for 2.5hrs then low for 4.5hrs

8I gently turned the meat over at around half way through cooking time

9Alternatively, this could also cook for 9hrs on low

10After cooking time is over, remove and discard the bay leaves and rosemary sprigs. Scoop any fat that has pooled on top of dish and discard.

11Gently remove meat and veg to a covered plate to keep warm while you transfer the cooking liquids to a saucepan. Add a cornflour slurry to thicken over high heat in approx 5mins while stirring continuously as it thickens

12Spoon vegetables into serving bowl, place Osso Bucco on top of veg, then pour over sauce.

13Garnish with a little extra fresh parsley to serve


1I used 3 large slices of Osso Bucco but this number can be varied to suit your family's needs.

2If you don't have passata you could swap this for crushed tomatoes (but passata gives better result)

3I use non-alcoholic wine, but you can use regular wine if you prefer, any red wine you love will work

4You could skip thickening if you prefer and use sauce as is.

5I cooked this in a 6L slow cooker

Submitted by Paulene Christie


2 Reviews

Barbara lennard

August 7, 2022

I really love the sound of this recipe for Osso bucco can’t wait to try it thankyou

Sharyn Hauff

August 7, 2022

Absolutely the best

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