Osso Buco Beef Shanks



  • Preheat the oven to 325F.
  • Pat the meat dry and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.
  • Melt a generous amount of healthy cooking fat such as lardghee or coconut oil in a heavy skillet set over high heat.
  • Add the meat and cook without moving until a beautiful golden crust forms, which will take 3-5 minutes. Flip the meat and continue cooking until a crust forms on that side too. Remove the cooked pieces of meat to a 7 quart Dutch oven.
  • Once the meat has been cooked and removed, lower the heat to medium, add a little more fat to the pan if necessary then throw in the onion, celery and garlic and cook, stirring often, until the vegetables are fragrant and become slightly golden.
  • Add broth, tomatoes, water, balsamic vinegar, dried mustard, fresh herbs, salt, pepper, cinnamon and clove and bring to a boil.
  • Lower the heat and simmer uncovered for about 5 minutes, then pour over the meat in the Dutch oven.
  • Cover and cook in a 325F oven for 3 to 3½ hours or until the meat easily detaches from the bones.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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