2kg beef osso bucco
10-12 sprigs thyme, plus extra to garnish
500g jar pickled onions, drained and rinsed under cold water
375ml dark ale
410g can diced tomatoes with tomato paste
500ml salt-reduced chicken stock
OPTIONAL SERVING SUGGESTIONS
Finely chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves
Crusty bread rolls
Preheat oven to 140 degrees C fan-forced (160 degrees C conventional).
Tie each piece of osso bucco with a length of twine to hold bone in place. Insert sprigs of thyme under twine.
Transfer to a large, wide, heavy-based ovenproof saucepan.
Put all remaining ingredients in pan.
Cover with lid and transfer to oven. Cook for 5 hours until beef is falling apart.
Remove pot from oven, remove lid and season with salt and pepper to taste. Use scissors to cut string from osso bucco. Serve garnished with extra thyme and optional serving suggestions, if using.