Osso Bucco with Lentils

A beautiful one pot winter dish with fresh herbs.
  • By Breville
Ready Time
8 hrs 45 mins
15 mins
8 hrs 30 mins
Serves   4
8 hrs 45 mins
Ready Time
15 mins
8 hrs 30 mins

Monday Morning Cooking club is made up of six woman who have been cooking together every Monday morning since 2006. Their directive was to put together a cookbook to raise money for charity. It was then their mission to take it one step further, and to actually try to find the best recipes from the best cooks in Sydney's Jewish Community.

"We wanted to share with the world our community's unusually strong, somewhat obsessive, connection with food".




  • 1 kg veal osso bucco,
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 2 sticks celery, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 1/2 bunch thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 tin diced tomatoes
  • 375 ml (1 1/2 cups) stock
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 250g French-style green lentils
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Handful chopped parsley


1. Press FUNCTION button then select SLOW COOK, ensuring indicator light illuminates.

2. Turn TIME dial to 8 hours.

3. Turn TEMPERATURE dial to LOW. Press

the START button.

4. Heat oil in an oven proof casserole dish over a medium/high heat on the stove top for 1 minute. Add Osso Bucco and sear in batches on both sides until well browned. Remove from the dish.

5. Add the vegetables and garlic and fry until soft, adding more oil if necessary. Add the herbs, bay leaves and cloves.

6. Add the wine to the pan, and boil for 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, lentils and stock, stir, then return the Osso Bucco pieces to the pan. Push the Osso Bucco pieces and lentils into the liquid to ensure they are almost totally covered.

7. Cover with foil. When preheating has completed, place the casserole dish in the Smart Oven Pro for 8 hours or until meat is very tender and coming away from the bone.

8. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve.





  • Abe Saturday, 18 June 2016

    Hi guys,

    any reason why I cannot use the Fast Slow Pro for this dish?

  • Breville Food Thinkers Saturday, 18 June 2016

    Hi Abe, The slow cook setting for lentils in the Fast Slow Pro, is 6 hours on high. Select this setting. It's the same setting & time required in the Smart Oven recipe.

  • Paul Vassallo Saturday, 07 January 2017

    I have just experimenting with the slow cooking function. The oven seems to run pretty hot with the convection switched on during slow cooking. Is it OK to just turn it off? Or is it essential I leave it on?

  • Breville Monday, 09 January 2017

    Hi Paul - when using the slow cook function the unit will use the convection component and this is necessary when using the slow cook function.

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