This lovely Moroccan-inspired Instant Pot® tagine has a wonderful taste and a little kick. The spices combine to present a warm flavor, and the honey and raisins soften the tangy tomatoes with a bit of sweetness. You can double the spices if you like, but start with listed measurements and adjust per your tastes! Serve with rice.


Recipe Summary

10 mins
50 mins
15 mins
1 hr 15 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Add ghee. Add onions and cubed lamb to the melted ghee; cook and stir until lamb is browned and onion is soft and translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, potatoes, and garlic. Cook for 2 more minutes.

  • Mix in salt, pepper, cumin, coriander, turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, paprika, and chili flakes. Stir in tomato paste. Add chicken broth, lentils, raisins, and honey; stir until all ingredients are well combined.

  • Turn Saute mode off. Close and lock the lid. Set vent to 'Sealing' and select Meat/Stew mode according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 30 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, for 10 minutes. Turn vent and release remaining pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions. Season with salt and pepper, if needed.

Nutrition Facts

401 calories; protein 22.3g 45% DV; carbohydrates 46.7g 15% DV; fat 14.6g 23% DV; cholesterol 56.3mg 19% DV; sodium 849.2mg 34% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
First time making this and I will definitely make it again! It's got some heat and plenty of flavor! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
This was DELICIOUS!! I made this in my crockpot after I Browned the meat and added the rest of the ingredients! I did adjust a few things... I wanted to make sure I had leftovers and didn’t want it thick. So, I just increased the meat by half a pound, used 2- 14oz cans of broth, and the tomato paste with garlic and increased it by 1Tbl Also, decreased the lentils to half a cup and added some diced carrots! Served it with basmati rice and naan bread. Everyone LOVED it and I had my leftovers for my family to pack for lunch the next day! Definitely will make this again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
First time making this and I will definitely make it again! It's got some heat and plenty of flavor! Read More