Delicious and Easy Beef Stew Recipe

Feb 12, 2024

Have you ever made your stew with grassfed beef shanks aka osso bucco from us? It will be the best beef stew recipe ever (or at least the best yet). 

Instead of wasting your time searching for ways to cook osso bucco, keep reading to learn about a delicious osso bucco meat cut and must-have stew beef recipe. 

Osso bucco meat (sometimes ossobucco or osso buco) is a cross-cut shank. This meat is a highly underrated beef cut from the cow's lower leg. You can slow-cook this grassfed beef shank with bone in a crockpot for a delicious roast, making them perfect for those seeking a smaller roast cut without committing to a larger portion. The marrow within the shank bone adds a rich flavor to your broth, enhancing its appeal. What's even better is a delicious stew recipe with beef shank. 

Our beef osso bucco at Shirttail Creek Farm is exclusively 100% grassfed and finished, with absolutely no grain used in the process. The cattle thrive on a forage-based diet, aligning with their natural evolution. Each package of osso bucco meat contains approximately 1 pound, with one shank per package. Use it to make the simple stew beef recipe below! 

Traditional Beef Stew with Osso Bucco Recipe 


  • 2 lbs grass-fed beef shanks or beef osso bucco, cut into chunks
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 4 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup red wine (optional)
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional)


Cook the Beef Shanks

  • Begin this easy beef recipe with osso bocco by heating olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the grassfed beef shanks or osso bucco meat chunks and cook until they are evenly browned on all sides, which should take about 5 minutes. Once browned, remove the beef from the cooking pot and set it aside.

Cook More Ingredients for the Stew

  • In that same pot, add chopped onion and garlic, and please cook them until they are softened and fragrant, which should take about 3 minutes.

Add Vegetables and Seasonings

  • Return the beef to the pot. Add the sliced carrots, diced potatoes, beef broth, and, if desired, red wine. Also, add the diced tomatoes, bay leaves, and dried thyme. Season the ground beef stew mixture with salt and pepper to taste.

Take Your Time

  • Bring the stew recipe with beef shank to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover your pot and let the beef stew simmer for about 1.5 to 2 hours (or until the beef shank is tender and the vegetables are thoroughly cooked). Remember to stir occasionally.

Taste Test

  • Once the osso bucco beef stew is done cooking, taste it and adjust the seasoning if necessary. Also, remember to remove the bay leaves before serving.

Serve a Beef Stew Dinner 

  • Serve the beef stew hot, optionally garnished with chopped fresh parsley. This hearty dish pairs well with crusty bread or overcooked rice, making it an ideal choice for a family meal.

This grassfed beef stew is sure to warm you up on a chilly day and is the perfect family dinner for sharing with your loved ones because it is an easy beef stew recipe with few ingredients. Feel free to customize this tasty stew recipe with beef shanks as you wish. 

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