Veal Osso Bucco with Lentils
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Breville Test Kitchen

Veal Osso Bucco with Lentils

the Smart Oven® Air Fryer
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the Smart Oven® Air Fryer

4 hrs 30 mins total time

30 mins active time


Serves 4



  • veal shanks for osso bucco  icon
    4 (2½ lb) veal shanks for osso bucco
  • flaky sea salt icon
    Flaky sea salt

    to season

  • freshly ground black pepper icon
    Freshly ground black pepper

    to season

  • olive oil icon
    3 tbsp olive oil
  • medium onion icon
    1 medium onion

    finely chopped

  • medium carrot icon
    1 medium carrot

    finely chopped

  • celery stalk icon
    2 celery stalks

    finely chopped

  • clove garlic icon
    3 cloves garlic


  • ground turmeric icon
    1 tsp ground turmeric
  • ground cumin icon
    2 tsp ground cumin
  • ground coriander icon
    1 tsp ground coriander
  • bay leaf icon
    2 bay leaves
  • white wine icon
    ¾ cup (6 fl oz) white wine
  • can diced tomatoes icon
    14½ oz can diced tomatoes
  • dried French green lentils icon
    1 cup (7 oz) dried French green lentils


  • beef stock icon
    4 cups (32 fl oz) beef stock

To serve

  • soft polenta or crusty bread icon
    Soft polenta or crusty bread


  • 1Heat a 4 ½ qt Dutch oven over medium-high heat until hot. Season the veal shanks with salt and pepper. Add 1 tablespoon of the oil and half the shanks to the Dutch oven. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until browned all over. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with the remaining osso bucco.
  • 2Reduce the heat to medium, add the remaining oil, onion, carrot, celery and garlic. Cook, stirring for 4 minutes until soft. Add the spices and bay leaves. Cook, stirring for 1 minute.
  • 3Add the wine and bring to a boil, boil gently for 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes, lentils and stock. Return the shanks and any accumulated juices to the Dutch oven, ensuring the shanks are submerged in the sauce. Press a piece of parchment paper onto the surface, this helps keep the shanks submerged. Cover with a tight fitting lid or double layer of foil, pressed down around the edges to seal.
  • 4Insert the wire rack into the bottom shelf position. Preheat the oven. Select SLOW COOK/ HIGH/4 hours and press start.
  • 5Once preheated, place put the pot in the oven and cook for 4 hours. The meat should start to fall off the bone when you lift a shank out of the sauce. Remove the bay leaves.
  • 6Spoon the shanks and sauce into serving bowls. Season with salt and pepper and serve with polenta or crusty bread.
    Tip: Before you start, check that the Dutch oven fits in the oven.
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