These little organic grass fed beef shank steaks (aka Osso Bucos) are a 3/4" thick cut that has bone in the middle (marrow included) surrounded by shank meat.
The ossos are individually packed and vacuum-sealed. They come as a 3 lb, 5 lb, or 10 lb set (you can select your option). Ossos tend to vary a bit in size, but expect about 4-7 individual ossos in the 3 lb package, 6-8 in the 5lb package, and about 12-17 in the 10 lb package. While we only ship out inspected & well sealed packages, due to the bone in nature of this cut we cannot guarantee that the packaging will be in perfect condition on arrival at its destination.
They are one of our favorite cuts to use in a beef stew, as they bring the best of both worlds: a meaty exterior that breaks down wonderfully into tender stew meat, and a bone-in interior that creates incredible broth and releases all the health benefits found in bone broth. The grass fed beef shank is like the perfect stew in one little package.
To cook, simply season, then brown in the oven at around 400 degrees F. Remove from oven and place in a stock pot with about 2 inches of water, then simmer, covered, for about 3 hours before peeling the now-tender meat off the bone and adding remaining stew ingredients, then cooking til done. Some also prefer to remove the tissue between the bone and the meat, as it has a slightly rubbery texture (it's very easy to just pull out after the ossos have cooked down). Find more osso buco recipes here!