Braised Veal Shanks, Milan Style

Braised Veal Shanks, Milan Style

Enjoy this Italian slow cooked dish that’s made using beef, veggies served with gremolata - a delicious dinner.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

8:30

Hrs:Mins

Makes

6

servings

4
pounds veal shanks
1/4
cup all-purpose flour
3
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
medium carrot, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
medium stalk celery, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1/2
cup water
1/3
cup dry white wine
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/4
teaspoon pepper
  1. Trim excess fat from veal shanks. Coat veal with flour. Heat oil in 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Cook veal in oil about 20 minutes, turning occasionally, until brown on all sides; drain.
  2. Place veal in 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Mix remaining ingredients; pour over veal.
  3. Cover and cook on low heat setting 8 to 10 hours or until veal is very tender and pulls away from bones.
  4. Remove veal and vegetables from cooker, using slotted spoon; place on serving platter. Skim fat from veal juices in cooker if desired. Pour juices over veal and vegetables.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Betty's Success Tip
Veal shanks are not always available, so check with your butcher to place an order ahead if necessary. You'll also find this succulent Milan masterpiece on restaurant menus under the name ossobuco or ossibuchi, which means "a hollowed bone."
Ingredient Substitution
If your family prefers beef to veal, go ahead and use beef shank cross cuts. Check with your butcher if you don't see them in the meat case.
Finishing Touch
This dish is often served with a refreshing condiment called gremolata. It is easy to make. Just mix 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, a finely chopped clove of garlic and 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel. Pass the gremolata at the table to sprinkle on each serving.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 450
    • (Calories from Fat 180),
  • Total Fat 20g
    • (Saturated Fat 6g,),
  • Cholesterol 255mg;
  • Sodium 620mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 7g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
  • Protein 62g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 8 Lean Meat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.