Monday, September 7, 2015

Slow Cooker Osso Bucco

Ok I admit I'm on a bit of a slow cooker kick this weekend, but with the meats I have chosen from the local farmer from the rooster recipe I posted earlier to this osso bucco cut of meat; I wanted to be able to let the meat work it's way to completion over a long period of time.   The farmer I buy meat from had some great items they usually don't have lie that rooster and now this cut of meat so I had to go for it.

Ingredients:
  • 1 lb of Osso Bucco cut of meat 
  • Greek Seasoning
  • 3 large carrots rough chopped
  • 4 pieces of celery rough chopped
  • 2 tablespoons garlic paste
  • 1 yellow onion rough chopped
  • 2 cups water
Instructions:
  • Toss in the veggies and the water into the slow cooker and form a nice bed for the meat to rest on
  • Sprinkle the meat well with the Greek seasoning and place either on top of the bed of veggies or if your slow cooker came with a rack that keeps the meat out of the liquid use that.
  • Cook on low for 6 hours in the slow cooker
  • Remove the rack and place the meat directly in the liquid making sure it is as covered as possible.
  • Cook for an hour on high in the slow cooker
  • Turn over the meat and cook for another hour on high.
  • Let the meat sit on a plate for 5-10 minutes while you work on the Gravy below
  • Reserve the veggies and the sauce that formed at the bottom of the slow cooker
Instructions for a quick Gravy:
  • Take the reserved veggies and sauce place in a pot and immersion blend the mixture and cook on high
  • Take a good steel pan (for heat distribution) and 1-2 tablespoons butter and melt the butter and add 1 teaspoon of coconut flour and brown quickly.  
  • Pour the blended sauce into this steel pan and cook on high until the gravy becomes nice and thick.  Drips slowly off of a spoon.
  • Stand up the osso bucco on plate if you want this to look sort of like what they do in restaurants.
  • Pour a good couple tablespoons of the gravy over the meat.  Be as generous as you feel like and reserve remaining gravy for a future meal
Suggested Sides:
  • Ok there is no question here in my mind.  Mashed potatoes, and if you want to be fancy put the mashed potatoes on plate first, put meat on top and then pour the gravy all over.
  • For the veggie:  Green beans, corn, peas and carrots, and brussel sprouts all would do well with this meal.