I'm a fan of recipes that are easy, taste great and use a minimum of pots. Zuppa Osso Buco definitely fits the bill. While I was flipping through channels yesterday, I came across Rachel Ray preparing this meal, and decided to try it today. It doesn't take long to prepare or cook. The result it a hearty, flavorful meal. I used a mixture of ground beef, pork and veal for the dumplings, which Rachel recommended on the show. Since I like anchovies and garlic, I added the gremolata as suggested. It gives the dish a fresh, tangy spark.
Making a big pot of this works great. I can portion it out to have for lunch or dinner a couple of times this week and freeze the rest for future meals. I've been trying to keep my freezer stocked with prepared meals that I can heat up when I get home after work. It helps me eat better and is more economical.