Low-carb osso buco with cauli mash

Low-carb osso buco with cauli mash

This recipe will have you counting down the hours to dinnertime! The deep infusion of flavors and tender osso buco just melt in the mouth. Paired with a creamy cauli-mash, this is the ultimate comfort meal. Even better, the dish literally cooks itself while you work.

Low-carb osso buco with cauli mash

This recipe will have you counting down the hours to dinnertime! The deep infusion of flavors and tender osso buco just melt in the mouth. Paired with a creamy cauli-mash, this is the ultimate comfort meal. Even better, the dish literally cooks itself while you work.
USMetric
6 servingservings

Ingredients

Osso bucco
  • 3 tbsp 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 lbs 1.8 kg veal shanks*
  • 11 oz. 300 g yellow onion, finely choppedyellow onions, finely chopped
  • 4 4 celery stalk, dicedcelery stalks, diced
  • 4 4 garlic clove, finely choppedgarlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 4 4 bay leafbay leaves
  • 4 4 fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 4 4 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 3 cups 700 ml beef broth
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp cider vinegar apple
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • salt, if needed
  • ½ tbsp ½ tbsp ground black pepper
Cauli mash
  • 213 lbs 1 kg cauliflower
  • 4 oz. 110 g cream cheese
  • 2 oz. 50 g finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp butter
  • sea salt and ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

Instructions are for 6 servings. Please modify as needed.

Osso bucco

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 300°F (150°C).
  2. Heat the oil in a large ovenproof pot and brown the veal shanks in batches on all sides.
  3. Remove to a plate while you cook the onion, celery, garlic, and herbs until just softened.
  4. Return the Osso Bucco to the pot add the beef stock and the apple cider vinegar. Cover and cook for 4 hours in the oven. Taste and season with salt if needed.

Cauli mash

  1. Cut the cauliflower into florets and place them in a large pot. Cover with water and bring it to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer until the cauliflower is fork-tender. Do not overcook or you will get watery mash.
  2. Place the cooked cauliflower into a colander over the sink and drain. Let the cauliflower sit in the colander for about five minutes to dry out slightly. Then put the cauliflower florets into a high-speed blender and then add the cream cheese and parmesan.
  3. Blitz until smooth and creamy. This may take a few minutes and there is always a moment where you think it won’t work, just keep going, scrape down the sides a couple of times if you need to. Once the mash is smooth and creamy, season to taste with salt and pepper.

*I can't find veal shanks, what to do?

If you can’t easily find veal shanks cuts, then any slow cooking beef such as cheeks, chuck or prime rib will work perfectly. If boneless estimate about 8 oz per serving.

Use the slow cooker

Alternatively, brown your osso bucco and then add it with all of the other ingredients to your slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours.

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3 comments

  1. Gentiann
    When do you add the tomato paste ? It's in the ingredients list but not in the recipe instructions.
    Reply: #2
  2. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    When do you add the tomato paste ? It's in the ingredients list but not in the recipe instructions.

    Thanks for pointing that out. I will let our recipe team know!

  3. OldProf49
    Stop being linguistically lazy! Speak English! The word is “cauliflower” not “cauli”.

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