Camp Oven Osso Bucco

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camp oven osso bucco cooking in a camp oven

Prep Time

20 Mins

Cooking Time

1 Hour 30 Mins

Total Time

1 Hour 50 Mins


3-4 People

9 Quart Camp Oven

Bottom Heat




Camp Oven Osso Bucco


Camp Oven Osso Bucco is a traditional Italian style dish made using cross-cut beef shin bones

Osso Bucco is a tomato-based dish that is the best slow-cooked over coals with vegetables, wine, garlic and herbs.

Traditionally topped with Gremolata or if you don’t have that you can just use chopped parsley.

Is Osso Bucco a cut of meat?

No, Osso Bucco is a type of dish cooked by the Italians using cross cut beef shin.

What is Gremolata?

Gremolata is a seasoning mix made using grated lemon zest, minced garlic, and minced parsley that is served on top of camp oven osso buco.

Camp Oven Osso Bucco Recipe


  • 750gm shin beef (cubed)
  • 1 large onion
  • 4 cloves of chopped garlic
  • 1 tin of crushed Italian tomatoes
  • 1 tin of butter beans
  • 1 generous cup of red wine (& one for the cook)
  • 2 heaped tsp of beef stock powder
  • Half cup of water
  • 1tbs of dried mixed herbs
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 large sprig of fresh rosemary
  • Half a cup of parsley
  • 1tbs of raw sugar
  • 1tbs of salt
  • 1tbs of cracked pepper


Gather all ingredients together.


the ingredients for camp oven osso bucco

Step One

Fry off the onions, dried herbs & garlic in your preheated camp oven.

Step Two

Add beef & stir until just sealed. Add bay leaves, cloves & rosemary & stir through.

Step Three

Add wine & leave until vigorously burbling along so as to cook off some of the alcohol before adding the next ingredients.

Step Four

 Dissolve the beef stock into your half cup of water and put to the side..

Step Five

Add the tinned tomatoes, tinned butter beans, beef stock, salt & pepper, and give it a stir.

Step Six

Now add the sugar to mellow the acidity of the tomatoes and red wine. Stir thoroughly and allow to cook at a gentle simmer/burble uncovered for 1 hour & 15mins
Tip: Make sure you stir it at least every 15min to ensure it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the camp oven.
Tip: Add some fresh parsley at the end, 5min prior to serving.

Step Seven

That’s it, yum! serve with some fresh Damper  – Get damper Recipe!

Cooking Tips

  • Avoid seasoning any further until the very end when you’re readying yourself to serve as the flavours will intensify as the Osso Bucco reduces.
  • Further seasoning added too soon cannot be removed & you risk making the dish too salty, so resist the temptation to add more salt during its cooking.
  • Serve on a bed of mash along with a large glass of red wine, & ready yourself to take your tastebuds to party town.
  • If you can’t get hold of shin beef, gravy beef or chuck steak will also work.
  • If the sauce is reducing too quickly then just add water as necessary in order to get the desired sauce thickness.

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