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Braised Veal Shanks, Milan Style

Enjoy this Italian slow cooked dish that’s made using veal shanks, herbs and veggies for a hearty delicious dinner.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 8 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

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

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 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.
  • 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.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

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."

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.

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.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
450
(
Calories from Fat
180),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
20%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
),
Cholesterol
255mg
255%;
Sodium
620mg
620%;
Total Carbohydrate
7g
7%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
62g
62%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
18%;
Exchanges:
1 Vegetable; 8 Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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