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How To Cook Bison Osso Buco

Updated: Oct 2, 2023

Bison Osso Buco is a hearty and flavorful dish that showcases the rich flavors of this tender cut. Follow this short cooking guide to prepare a delicious dish and learn how to cook a Bison Osso Buco cut to perfection:

Bison Osso Buco

  • Crockpot Version:

    • Place Osso Buco in crockpot

    • Cover with water

    • Add your preferred seasonings

    • Cook on low for 6-8 hours or until the meat is fork tender

  • Slow Braising Version:

    • Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C).

    • Cover the pot with a tight-fitting lid and transfer it to the preheated oven.

    • Allow the Bison Osso Buco to braise for approximately 2.5 to 3 hours until the meat becomes fork-tender. Check periodically to ensure the liquid level remains consistent, adding more liquid if needed.

  • Preparing the Bison Osso Buco:

    • Start by seasoning the Bison Osso Buco with salt and pepper. Dredge the pieces in flour, shaking off any excess.

  • Browning the Meat:

    • Heat a large, oven-safe pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add a small amount of oil or clarified butter.

    • Sear the Bison Osso Buco pieces on all sides until they develop a deep golden brown color. This step helps to enhance the flavors and seal in the juices.

  • Building the Flavor:

    • Remove the seared Bison Osso Buco pieces from the pot and set them aside.

    • In the same pot, add diced onions, carrots, celery, and minced garlic. Sauté the vegetables until they become softened and aromatic.

    • Return the Bison Osso Buco to the pot and add your choice of liquids such as beef broth, red wine, or a combination of both. The liquid should cover about three-quarters of the meat.

  • Finishing Touches:

    • Once the Bison Osso Buco is tender, remove it from the oven and skim off any excess fat from the surface.

    • Optional: If desired, you can reduce the braising liquid to create a thicker, more flavorful sauce. To do this, remove the meat from the pot and simmer the liquid over medium heat until it reaches your desired consistency.

    • Serve the Bison Osso Buco with the reduced sauce, garnished with chopped fresh herbs such as parsley or gremolata (a mixture of lemon zest, garlic, and parsley).

Bison Osso Buco is traditionally served with accompaniments such as risotto, mashed potatoes, or polenta, allowing you to enjoy the succulent meat with a creamy and flavorful side.


Note: Cooking times may vary depending on the thickness of the Bison Osso Buco and personal preference. Adjust the cooking time accordingly, and ensure the meat is tender before serving. Always follow proper food safety guidelines for handling, cooking, and storage.


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