Instant Pot Lamb Stew with Apricots {Celebrate International Merlot month with Decoy}

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Thank you Decoy for sponsoring this post. Celebrate International Merlot Month this October by using the hashtag #MerlotMe on social!

 Instant Pot Lamb Stew with Apricots Instant Pot Lamb Stew with Apricots recipe. The best lamb stew ever! It’s so hearty and comforting. It’s a one pot meal with simple ingredients, perfect for any weeknight or special occasions. A delicious lamb stew that is made without flour or butter.

 Instant Pot Lamb Stew with Apricots

 

October is International Merlot month, a global industry event celebrating the noble Merlot varietal all month long. Over 100 Merlot producers from around the world participate. How to be part of the merlot movement? Get your hands on a fine bottle of Merlot, obviously! Merlot goes down well at home or out at a restaurant. Attend a #MerlotMe tasting. Just get some Merlot in your glass! The best part about #MerlotMe is finding something new to try, or finding others who love the same Merlot as you. Follow the hashtag and chat with others who are sharing their #MerlotMe moments as well.

Instant Pot Lamb Stew with Apricots

Decoy Sonoma County Merlot is an outstanding choice for a bottle this season.  A case may be a better way to go as their tagline is that it’s the “everyday bottle for the well informed”.  The bottle boasts complex but smooth layers of black cherry, blueberry and cassis, with hints of both vanilla and cocoa.  My palate for wine is not as refined as those in the industry but we like to have a glass before reading about the flavors, then have another glass (or more) after learning about the wine.  As big fans of black cherry in-particular this bottle was a pleasure to drink.

Instant Pot Lamb Stew with Apricots

There are a number of things that I appreciate about Duckhorn Vineyards, the makers of this fine bottle.  For one, they’ve been around for over four decades fine tuning their craft.  That is something to definitely look for in the complex wine industry.    A second thing that I enjoy is the details they share on their website about their wine varieties.  This Merlot was a 2016 and I was able to read about the rain and sun for that crop, and how it affected the richness and acidity, color and concentration.  Lastly I appreciate their location. I worked in the restaurant industry for some time in Sonoma and Napa and was fortunate to have many a bottle of outstanding wine up there…. nothing quite compares to it!

Instant Pot Lamb Stew with Apricots

Speaking of red wine, people often use it as a component in a stew.  The following Instant Pot Lamb Stew with Apricots recipe does not, so you can just enjoy your glass of Decoy Merlot as a pairing instead of as an ingredient, yum!

Instant Pot Lamb Stew with ApricotsIf you are looking for an Instant Pot stew recipe then keep reading. This stew recipe that will keep you warm this fall and winter. This instant pot lamb stew is the perfect comfort food on a chilly evening.  I’m proud of how this recipe comes out, I think it will be a keeper and atop your recipe list for lamb stew!

Tender Lamb Stew in an Instant Pot

The tender lamb meat will fully melt-in-your-mouth, and the broth has a deep and rich flavor  This one-pot meal of instant-pot lamb stew is loaded with hearty and healthy ingredients, perfect for any weeknight or special occasions.

Instant Pot Lamb Stew with ApricotsThis lamb stew is not a traditional stew but don’t worry because you only need simple ingredients that you can easily find in your pantry: cinnamon, coriander, salt, black pepper, ginger, turmeric also some fresh ingredients of: boneless lamb leg, beef broth, onion, garlic, tomato paste, fresh ginger, and also dried apricots.

Instant Pot Lamb Stew with Apricots

This Instant Pot Lamb Stew with Apricots recipe is fast and easy, but is packed with slow-cooked flavor and tenderness. Make this stew using instant pot and you will spend less time in the kitchen and it can be ready in about 45 minutes. This lamb stew contains no flour and no wine, but the sauce has a great consistency. If you have some leftover lamb meats, be sure to to try these  Slow Cooked Lamb Ragu  Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks recipes.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

5 from 11 votes
Instant Pot Lamb Stew with Apricots
Prep Time
10 mins
 

This Instant Pot Lamb Stew is packed with flavor and so easy to make! The perfect comfort food for any weeknight or special occasions

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Author: rika agustini
Ingredients
  • 3 pounds lamb leg - boneless cut into stew-bite size
  • 1 3/4 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt (add more according to your liking)
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup whole dried apricots
  • 1 large cinnamon stick
Instructions
  1. In a skillet over medium heat, cook the lamb until browned for about 5 minutes per batch. Set aside.
  2. Turn the instant pot setting to "Saute", add oil, garlic and cook until fragrant.
  3. Add chopped onion and cook for about 30 seconds. Add cinnamon stick, coriander, black pepper, salt, turmeric, ground ginger, grated ginger, salt and ground cinnamon. Keep stirring until fragrant for about 15 seconds.
  4. Add browned lamb leg cubes into the instant pot. Stir for a few seconds.
  5. Add dried apricot, cinnamon stick and the broth, turn off the "Saute" setting, close the lid and set to "Manual" for about 35 minutes.
  6. Release pressure using the natural-release method. Unlock and remove the lid. 

  7. Serve the lamb stew immediately with rice.
Recipe Notes

You may also brown the lamb meat using instant pot. 

Leg of lamb is great for barbecue or roasted and it works really well as a stew or curry. If you can't find leg of lamb, use Lamb shoulder instead.

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20 Comments

  • Reply
    robin rue
    Oct 15, 2018 at 3:22 am

    Stew is a perfect winter meal. It always warms me up on a cold winter day. This sounds delish.

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    Alli Smith
    Oct 15, 2018 at 3:40 am

    Your stew looks amazing! I’m all about stews once it turns cold and I love that it’s cooked in the instant pot. Yum!

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    Candy
    Oct 15, 2018 at 5:05 am

    Don’t have an instanta pot but this sounds delicious. I know couple friends who would enjoy making this dish

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    Karen
    Oct 15, 2018 at 5:16 am

    This sounds so good. The flavors of lamb and apricot are perfect together. I can’t wait to make this. It’s the perfect meal for the cooler weather.

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    Amber Myers
    Oct 15, 2018 at 5:19 am

    Yum, this looks so scrumptious. I love a good stew, especially when it’s cold out. I need to start using my Instant Pot more often!

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    Pam
    Oct 15, 2018 at 7:06 am

    That stew looks so good. We raise sheep so I am always looking for new recipes to try using mutton Thanks!

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    Sarah Bailey
    Oct 15, 2018 at 7:12 am

    Now this sounds absolutely delicious and just perfect for this time of year. Lovely and warming for a nice evening meal.

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    Jeanette
    Oct 15, 2018 at 7:50 am

    The sounds and looks so delicious. I cannot wait to try it. Anything in the instant pot that I have made has come out with major flavor and delicious.

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    Terri Steffes
    Oct 15, 2018 at 7:57 am

    My husband and son in law love lamb. I am going to have to share this with them. They love to cook, so this would be a great thing for them to collaborate on!

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    Tasheena
    Oct 15, 2018 at 10:12 am

    This recipe looks so savory and perfect for the colder weather we’re having in my state. The perfect comfort food.

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    surya
    Oct 15, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    Yummy! I like lamb so much including my family, I am going to show them this so, they can prepare it haha. 🙂

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    Amee
    Oct 15, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    I love lamb and I’m sure I will love your recipe. Definitely making this for my family.

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    Bethel
    Oct 15, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    I always love everything lamb. And you perfected it with your flat lays and hue of the pictures. I appreciate this post much 💗

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    Kathy
    Oct 16, 2018 at 4:55 am

    This looks like a really good recipe. I’ve never actually tried lamb before though. I’d be willing to give it a try just to try this recipe.

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    Catalina
    Oct 16, 2018 at 6:58 am

    What an interesting and delicious flavor combo! A must try recipe! Yummy!

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    Sara Welch
    Oct 16, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    Wow this is a delicious looking recipe! Lamb is not used enough!

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    Sara Welch
    Oct 16, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    Ooh now that looks super appetizing. i would love to jam some of this!

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    Jona Shares
    Oct 17, 2018 at 10:39 am

    Oh, this is looks so deliciously made. I need to try this too but I have to check out first the availability of the product here in my location. Hopefully its available.

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    Janelle McLeod
    Oct 19, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    The recipe is outstanding. I would so love to try this. I’m Vegan so I cannot =( but GOOD NEWS!!! My husband is not a Vegan and he is the cook of our house and how much he would love to try this recipe. He’s a lover of all things “wine” and when we first dated I remember be made chicken with wine in it, It was so good (back in my non-vegan days). Thanks for this!!

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