The active time to prepare Osso Buco is embarrassingly little: 5 - 10 minutes ... TOPS! The cook time is about 1 ½ hours, but your stove is doing all of the work, so who cares?! This this show-stopper for christmas dinner and impress your guests.
Step 1: Pat veal shanks dry with a paper towel and season on both sides with salt and pepper.
Step 2: Heat oil in a large dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add veal shanks to the pan and brown for 3 minutes on each side. Remove shanks and put them on a plate.
Step 3: Add vegetables and bay leaves to the same dutch oven and cook until they begin to soften (about 6 minutes).
Step 4: Add the tomato paste and red wine and stir. Add the veal shanks back into the pot. Cook until half of the wine has evaporated. Pour in chicken stock. Reduce the heat to low and cover pot with a tight fitting lid. Cook for about 1 and 15 minutes.
Step 5: Add in potatoes and cook for 15 - 20 minutes, until potatoes are just tender and meat is falling off of the bone. Enjoy!