This year, I have been making tons of recipes in my Instant Pot. You can view my <strong>Instant Pot Recipe Index Here.
I picked up some ground lamb at Aldi this weekend, and I didn’t really know what I was going to make with it. I love the taste of lamb, and ground lamb actually works the best for me, because for some reason I find that cooking a lamb roast to be quite a task.
I decided to try to make Irish lamb stew in my Instant Pot. Because of Instant Pot, well duh. And, I was remembering the time that I ate lamb stew when I was studying abroad in Cork, Ireland in 2004.
And after finding this photo, realizing how long I have had my Shutterfly account. Haha.
This stew is easy, and the taste of the broth was really enjoyable. Instead of adding chicken broth or beef broth to this stew, I just added water. The lamb flavor really came through, plus it was light.
Here is a little video I made for you!
This really is a great ” dump and go” recipe. I love how easy this dish is. Plus it is a great way to switch up your dinner rotation. I sometimes hesitate before feeding my kids soup. My older boys have a history of not really loving eating soup, but they really loved this. I was pleasantly surprised.
Instant Pot Irish Lamb Stew
1 small onion, chopped
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 pound of ground lamb
4 carrots, chopped
8 Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and chopped
1-2 sprigs of fresh thyme
1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
1-2 bay leaf
3 cups of water
- Set your Instant Pot to sautee.
- Add olive oil and onions, and cook onions until they are transparent.
- Add ground lamb and brown. You don’t need to cook the lamb all the way through, just brown it.
- Add Worcestershire sauce, thyme, carrots, potatoes, water, and bay leaf to the Instant Pot.
- Place the lid on your Instant Pot and close the vent.
- Set to high pressure and cook for 20-25 minutes.
- let the pressure naturally release ( you don’t want your stew to spew everywhere!)
- Remove the bay leaf
I garnished mine with a little parsley. A little Irish cheddar cheese would also be wonderful!