Every now and again, we get some surprises with beef. This Osso Bucco recipe is an example of one of those surprises.
I hate to admit it, but we had never heard of “Osso Bucco” until we had some beef processed and one of the cuts we got back was labeled “Osso Bucco.” I asked the butcher what it was, and he said it’s a traditional Italian dish and the cut of beef is from the shank. He promised we would love it, and he was right.
What’s Osso Bucco?
Osso Bucco is a traditional Italian dish (Milanese if you want to be really precise). The phrase “Osso Bucco” is Italian for “bone with a hole”, and that’s exactly what it looks like. A piece of meat with a bone in the middle. When I first saw it, it reminded me of a meat donut. LOL – I think that confirms I’m definitely not from Italy!