osso buco

osso buco

osso buco

Indulge in this osso buco - it's well worth the wait.

  • 2 hrs 15 mins
  • 4-6
  • Intermediate


  • 15ml olive or avocado oil
  • 8 beef osso buco pieces
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 410g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 250ml white wine
  • 15ml tomato paste


  1. Preheat oven to 150°C. Heat the oil in an ovenproof casserole pan on high. Add the beef and cook for
    2-3 minutes or until brown. Transfer to a plate.
  2. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring, for about 5 minutes or until the onion softens. Return the meat to the pan with the tomatoes, wine and tomato paste and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat.
  3. Transfer to the oven, covered, for 2 hours or until the meat is falling off the bone. Turn occasionally while in the oven and season.

Serving suggestion: Serve with creamy polenta, mashed potato or crusty bread.

Magazine issue date: May, 2018

Joni van der Merwe

About Joni van der Merwe

Your Family’s Digital editor. Avid retweeter. When I’m not scrolling Instagram you’ll find me in my garden. Keen on DIY and I don’t believe there’s anything that can’t be fixed with some chalk paint.