Pressure-cooker osso buco with olives and anchovies

Excite your tastebuds with this deliciously succulent and tender osso buco. With the perfect balance of wholesome flavours, this is the ultimate meal to rug up with on the cooler nights!

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 40 mins cooking
  • Serves 6
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Osso buco with olives and anchovies
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 thick pieces veal osso buco (1.8kg)
  • 1 large brown onion (200g), chopped finely
  • 2 clove garlic, crushed
  • 6 drained anchovy fillets, chopped finely
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil
  • 410 gram canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) dry red wine
  • 1/2 cup (80g) coarsely chopped pitted black olives
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed small fresh basil leaves


Pressure-cooker osso buco with olives and anchovies
  • 1
    Heat oil in a 6-litre (24-cup) pressure cooker; cook veal, in batches, until browned all over. Remove from cooker.
  • 2
    Add onion, garlic, anchovy and chopped basil to cooker; cook, stirring, until onion softens. Return veal to cooker with tomatoes and wine; secure lid. Bring cooker to high pressure. Reduce heat to stabilise pressure, if required; cook 30 minutes.
  • 3
    Release pressure using the quick release method (see tips); remove lid. Stir in olives; season to taste.
  • 4
    Serve veal with sauce, sprinkled with basil leaves.


If you have an electric pressure cooker you won’t need to reduce the heat to stabilise pressure, your cooker will automatically stabilise itself. Always check the manufacturer’s instructions before using. Quick release method: Each time the lid is removed from the cooker, the pressure must be released quickly first. Use tongs (steam can burn your fingers) to turn the pressure valve on top of the cooker to open the valve and release the steam. We use this method when adding ingredients and when checking the food toward the end of cooking time.

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