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This hearty Irish lamb stew is perfect for a chilly day, and easy to make in an Instant Pot®! Serve as-is or with rice on the side.


Recipe Summary

45 mins
10 mins
1 hr 20 mins
25 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Warm butter and oil in a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) set to Saute function. Add lamb and cook until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Add onion and shallots to the pot; cook and stir until translucent, 4 to 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute longer.

  • Pour wine into the pot and scrape up any browned bits off the bottom of the pot. Cook until wine is reduced by half, 3 to 5 minutes. Place carrots and potatoes on top of onions. Season with rosemary and thyme; stir to combine well. Arrange lamb over vegetables; pour beef broth on top.

  • Close and lock the lid. Open vent for steaming. Select Meat/Stew function; set timer for 20 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, mix water and potato starch until creamy.

  • Unlock and remove lid. Switch to Saute function. Stir potato starch mixture into the stew; cook until thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Cook's Notes:

Use lamb leg instead of shoulder if preferred.

For an untraditional addition, you can dissolve 2 tablespoons of white miso in 1/4 cup of the beef broth for deeper umami flavor. Pour over the lamb with the remaining broth.

Nutrition Facts

389 calories; protein 21.8g; carbohydrates 26.2g; fat 22g; cholesterol 79.6mg; sodium 440.2mg. Full Nutrition