Osso Buco- Braised Leg Shank
Osso Buco is essentially braised beef shank and involves, wine, butter and rich beef broth- all of the good things. The recipe hales from Italy and, translated, means “bone with a hole.” The hole being the marrow in the middle of the bone that cooks out into your dinner- with amazing health benefits and delicious richness. Italians have been serving this for centuries but this is our take on it and we will sub in mashed potatoes for the traditional risotto because the guys love them and it’s a little simpler.
Osso Buco- Braised Beef Shank
Our rich, nutritious braised beef shank over mashed potatoes is a wonderful way to try out a new cut of beef. Leg shank include bone and marrow that will provide wonderful health benefits and makes for a comforting, warm food in the fall and winter season.
2 packages of Evridge Farms beef leg shank (2-4 lbs)
¼ cup flour
½ cup butter
1 onion, diced
3 carrots, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 can diced tomatoes
1 cup beef broth
1 cup dry white wine
spices to taste- we used rosemary, salt, pepper
Pat dry leg shanks and season with salt and pepper
Melt butter in large stock pot or dutch oven
Dredge leg shanks in flour and sear in melted butter for about 2-3 minutes per side; remove shanks and set aside.
Add diced vegetables into butter and saute for 3-5 minutes or until they start to soften
Pour in wine to deglaze the pan, scraping off any cooked bits
Add in tomatoes, broth, any herbs like rosemary and your seared leg shanks
Cover and braise in a 300 degree oven for 4-5 hours
Serve with rice or mashed potatoes for a hearty, easy meal.