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Instant Pot Lamb Stew

Instant Pot Lamb Stew is a 1 pot meal with minimal preparation and hands on cooking time. Pressure cook a leg of lamb in broth and combine with potatoes and carrots. This recipe is a Middle Eastern inspired lamb roast spiced with salt, allspice, and fresh garlic.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr 5 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Diet: Low Fat
Keyword: holiday recipes, instant pot recipes, lamb roast, leg of lamb, slow cooker stew
Servings: 10
Calories: 309kcal
Author: Kristina


  • 5 lb leg of lamb (bone-in)*
  • 4 teaspoon all spice
  • 2 ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 14 garlic cloves halved
  • 1 lb baby carrots
  • 6 potatoes peeled and cubed


  • Rub the leg of lamb on all sides and in crevices with the allspice, salt, and tomato paste. Tie together with cooking string.
  • Place in Instant Pot and add enough water to just cover the lamb. Add the garlic cloves. Seal the lid and set to pressure cook on high for 60 minutes, or 12 minutes per pound.
  • When done, allow to release pressure naturally for 15 minutes, then manually release the remaining pressure.
  • Remove lamb to a cutting board, cover with foil, and allow to rest for 15 minutes while cooking potatoes and carrots.
  • Taste the broth and season with additional salt and allspice if you'd like. Add potatoes and carrots to the pot. Reseal and pressure cook on high for 3 minutes.
  • When vegetables are done, complete a quick release of the pressure. Transfer vegetables to a serving dish.
  • Slice the lamb meat off of the bone and add to the serving dish. Ladle broth on top of the meat and vegetables and serve.


*If using boneless leg of lamb, decrease the cooking time to 10 minutes per pound. If using pre-cut lamb stew meat, pressure cook on high for 25 minutes.
Reserve extra lamb broth for other stews or soups. It can be frozen for 6 months or stored in the fridge for 10 days.


Serving: 10oz | Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 752mg | Potassium: 1132mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 6335IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 4mg