Lamb Stew Instant Pot – This recipe takes a new approach to traditional lamb stew. Loaded with pasture-raised lamb, carrots, onions, and celeriac, this Lamb Stew is simple and easy on the stomach while still being hearty, and filling! An easy, one-dish recipe great for dinner!
Lamb Stew Instant Pot
Lamb Stew is one of our favorite cool-weather meals. There’s truly nothing better than a warm, hearty stew on a cold day! Loaded with flavor, lamb stew is also packed with nutrition as well. High in protein and phytonutrients from the veggies, this recipe is an easy way to prep a nourishing meal for the whole family! Once made, we love to enjoy leftovers for quick, nutritious meals for days to come.
While we love all types of stew during the colder months, the gamy, earthy flavor of lamb is so unique and different! When made in the Instant Pot, the finished product is a warm and savory, melt-in-your-mouth recipe you’ll want to make over and over again.
How to Make Lamb Stew in an Instant Pot
This recipe was created to be made in an Instant Pot for a super quick and easy, one-dish meal. No stovetop or oven required! Simply throw it all in the Instant Pot, set for 50 minutes on high, and enjoy a steaming hot stew in less than an hour. While I normally choose the Instant Pot for speed, this recipe can absolutely be made using a slow cooker instead! Instead of 50 minutes on high heat, set your timer for 3-4 hours on high heat, or 7-8 hours on low heat depending on your slow cooker.
Making Lamb Stew is easy, and as mentioned previously, requires only one dish! This recipe calls for only 8 ingredients and just a few minutes of hands-on time.
- Pasture raised lamb leg
- Chicken or bone broth
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
Missing some ingredients, or simply have a different preference? No problem! This recipe comes with easy swaps for nearly every ingredient..
- No lamb? Try grass-fed beef chuck instead!
- Carrots can easily be swapped for yellow squash or zucchini!
- If you choose not to use onions, leeks or shallots are both great alternatives!
- Chicken or bone broth can be swapped for any type of broth…veggie, beef, turkey, etc.
- Spices – Use whatever spices you personally prefer!
- Celeriac can be hard to find. Potatoes are a great alternative.
Steps to Make Lamb Stew
Like mentioned above, this recipe is hassle-free, easy to make, and requires only one dish! Here’s a quick rundown of exactly what you’ll do.
- Slice onion into large chunks. Add to Instant Pot.
- Using a knife, peel celeriac, and cut into small chunks. Add on top of onions.
- Rinse and add baby carrots to Instant Pot.
- Cut all of the excess fat off of your lamb leg. Cut into large, bite-sized chunks. Place in Instant Pot.
- Add in spices, salt, and chicken broth. Mix to combine ingredients.
- Place Instant Pot on high for 50 minutes.
- Release steam and serve warm. Enjoy!
How to Store Lamb Stew
Lamb Stew is great for making ahead, and quickly warming when ready to enjoy!
- Place your Lamb Stew in an airtight storage container.
- Refrigerate for up to 3-4 days.
How to Freeze Lamb Stew
Freezing Lamb Stew is the perfect way to enjoy an easy, hearty meal whenever in only a few minutes! Simply grab a frozen, pre-measured serving, place in the microwave, and enjoy!
- Place Lamb Stew in silicone soup containers with a lid.
- Freeze until solid (6-8 hours).
- Pop out of silicone, and place in freezer-safe ziplocks.
- Store in the freezer up to 3 months.
Lamb Stew Instant Pot FAQ
While beef is more commonly consumed than lamb in America, they can be interchangeable in most recipes! Beef has a savory, mildly sweet flavor, while lamb is similar, except with a gamier, earthier flavor.
Yes! While this recipe was made for the Instant Pot, it can easily be made in the slow cooker instead. On a low setting, this recipe should take 7-8 hours, and on a high setting, 3-4 hours depending on your slow cooker. Add more broth as needed, and always keep an eye out as machines vary!
Here at Clean Cuisine, we have no problem with potatoes, and actually believe them to be very healthy! However, we know that potatoes can be problematic for some. Celeriac is a great alternative for those needing to avoid potatoes, and is very similar in texture!
We always prioritize pasture raised lamb when possible. Pasture raised lamb are allowed to freely roam pastures, eating grass like they’re meant to!
You can absolutely substitute pasture-raised lamb for grass-fed beef in this recipe!