Slow Cooker Osso Buco – Slow Cooking Perfected

Easy osso bucco recipe slow cooker

This tasty slow cooker osso buco is

an incredibly tasty dish that gets better the longer you cook it


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buco or ossobuco is part of Italian cuisine and has become a very popular dish all over the world. Osso buco translates from Italian as “bone with a hole“, which refers to the hole in the bone where the bone marrow resides.

This version of the dish is a more modernized version with tomatoes, carrots, celery and onions. A traditional version is usually flavored with cinnamon, wine, broth and a few other ingredients.

Osso buco is often topped with a gremolata, but personally, I find the rich tomato sauce and vegetables more than enough to keep me happy.

Get the right cut of meat

Osso buco uses stems, but they need to be cut into pieces of about 2 inches, so the bone marrow is exposed. Any decent butcher will be able to do this for you if you are not available.

Osso Buco with rice with saffron

For this recipe, I use meat stems, but beef is a suitable alternative to meat that will not drastically change the flavor profile of the dish. Whichever cut of meat you choose, the dish will come out full of flavor.


dish is perfect with no extras, but if you’re feeding a crowd or just fancy something extra to go with it, then there are quite a few side dishes you can


Some creamy mashed potato is excellent on the side and can be made in the slow cooker. It’s perfect if you need to feed a lot of people.

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Slow Cooked Osso Buco

Polenta is an excellent alternative for mashed potatoes. Usually this is done on the stove, but there are recipes for the slow cooker.

Another great side dish is rice and is perfect if you’re trying to keep costs down. Using a rice cooker is the easiest way to prepare it. I love adding some butter and saffron to my rice.

If you want to be traditional, then you can try making Risotto Alla Milanese.

There are many more foods that combine perfectly with this dish. If you have a combination, be sure to let us know in the comments section at the bottom of this page.

Osso Buco is great the next day

Fortunately, this will reheat well thanks to it being more or less like a stew


Store the osso buco in the refrigerator in an airtight container until needed. It should last between two and five days before it can start to go wrong. I recommend reheating it over the stove.

If you want to see how to make osso buco in the slow cooker, be sure to watch the video below. Immediately below the video is the complete written recipe that you can also print.

More Slow Cooker Meat Recipes

There are tons of other slow cooker recipes you should check out


Abundant beef goulash is very similar to this dish, but instead has a strong tomato and paprika flavor. It is the perfect dish to warm up on a cold winter day.

Another cut of beef you should try cooking in the slow cooker is beef cheeks. After a few hours they will be so tender that they will melt in the mouth. The sauce that accompanies the meat is rich and loaded with onions, mushrooms and carrots.

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This slow cooker recipe for osso buco should be amazing, and I really hope you enjoy it. If you have any feedback advice or anything else you’d like to share, feel free to leave a comment below.

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