Osso Bucco-Style Beef Shank

Sharing is caring!

Simple and delicious! Best served over rice, this makes tender beef and delicious sauce to which fresh spinach can be added for a touch of green. Serve over rice.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 pound beef shank
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • ¼ teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 (16 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper


Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until softened, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Increase heat to medium-high. Add beef shank and cook until browned, about 5 minutes per side. Return onion and garlic to the pan. Sprinkle thyme, oregano, rosemary, and marjoram over beef.

Pour tomatoes and tomato paste into the pan. Fill the empty tomato paste can with water and pour into the pan. Stir in lemon zest, salt, and black pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, until beef is very tender, 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Prep time: 10 mins / Cooking time: 1 hr 50 mins / Total time: 2 hrs

Serving: 2 / Yield: 2 servings

Calories: 519.9

Sharing is caring!

Scroll to Top