Serrano & Basil Osso Buco

This osso buco recipe is more classic Italian comfort food. Prep is easy, just sear, then let it braise in your slow cooker! 


  • 2 tsp Minced garlic
  • 3.5 oz Bravado Spice Serrano & Basil Hot Sauce
  • 2 lbs Beef Shanks
  • 2 tbsp Butter 
  • 8 oz Red wine (use good wine that you would drink)
  • 2 c Beef broth
  • 1/2 c Chopped onion
  • 1/2 c Chopped carrot
  • 1/2 c Chopped celery
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 1 c Flour
  • 2 tbsp Each salt & pepper
  • 2 sprigs Thyme & rosemary



1 On a clean surface, use half of your salt & pepper to season the beef. Then lightly coat both sides of the shanks with flour.

2 In a large sauce pan or dutch oven, heat the oil to medium high heat and then add the butter. As soon as it melts, add the shanks and sear for about two minutes per side. Remove shanks and set aside.

3 Add the chopped onions, carrots, and celery to the pot with rest of the butter  and the rest of the salt & pepper and cook until the onions are translucent. Then add the garlic & tomato paste. 

4 Deglaze the pan with red wine then add your beef broth and Bravado Spice Serrano & Basil Hot Sauce and mix until well incorporated. Then place the shanks in the liquid along with the thyme & rosemary. The liquid should just barely cover the meat. If it doesn’t, add more beef stock. 

5 Bake for 3 hrs at 300°F and serve.