Vegetarian Osso Buco
  1. Heat olive oil and butter in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add celery, carrots, onion, bay leaves, thyme, oregano, and parsley, and cook 10 to 15 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
  3. Add garlic and sauté 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Stir in tomatoes and tomato paste, and cook 5 minutes.
  5. Add meat substitute, broth, wine, and lemon zest, and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Simmer 20 minutes, or until sauce thickens and meat substitute is heated through.
  7. Serve over pasta.
Recipe Notes

January 29, 2010
This made a nice, thick, tasty red sauce and everyone liked it. Made it vegan by leaving out the butter. Might try adding mushrooms next time.