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Instant Pot Braised Beef Shank (Osso Buco)

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: best instant pot brasied beef shank recipe, easy instant pot braised beef shank recipe, Instant pot braised beef shank, pressure cook beef shank
Servings: 2


  • Pressure Cooker / Instant Pot


  • 2 ½ lbs (2) bone-in beef shank about 2" thick
  • 1 ½ cups unsalted beef stock/broth
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • ½ cup celery chopped
  • ½ cup carrots chopped
  • 14 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • Salt to taste


  • Clean and pat the shanks dry. Season both sides with salt and pepper. Set cooker to saute-high. Add olive oil. Place the beef shanks in the cooker. Cook/sear both sides for 3-5 minutes per-side or until brown. Remove the shanks and set aside.
  • Add onions, carrots, celery and cook for 2-3 minutes or until onions become translucent. Add garlic, sauté ~30 seconds or until fragrant. Pour red wine in the cooker and deglaze the bottom of the cooker for 2 minutes.
  • Add the beef broth - stir/mix. Return the beef shanks to the cooker. Place crushed tomatoes on top of the beef shanks. Do not stir.
  • Place the lid on. Pressure cook on high for 40 minutes, followed by a natural release. Follow the manufacture instructions for releasing the pressure. Remove the lid.
  • Gently scrap the crushed tomatoes off the beef. Carefully remove the beef shank from the cooker and set aside. Scoop out and discard grease. Set cooker back to saute-high. Sauté until the liquid reduces to about half. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Press cancel.

Serve with pasta, polenta, mashed potatoes or cauliflower mashed potatoes.