Lamb Stew with Dried Plums in the Pressure Cooker

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Pressure Cooker ((Instant Pot) Lamb Stew with Dried Plums in a decorative pot with a spoon

A hearty lamb stew sweet with prunes and apricots in a rich, flavorful sauce that cooks in only 20 minutes in the pressure cooker.

I think of Lamb Stew as Irish food and since next Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day, I thought it was the perfect time to feature this mouthwatering pressure cooker Lamb Stew recipe from Lorraine, Not Quite Nigella.

Lorraine is my virtual adopted Australian daughter, she evens calls me Mum. I was thrilled to learn that she also loves pressure cooking. She uses a Breville slow fast pressure cooker. Lorraine is an excellent writer as well as a great cook. She has a book coming out in April that I can’t wait to read, all about her life and adventures on Not Quite Nigella. It will be available as an ebook for those of us not living in Australia.


Making Lamb Stew with Dried Plums in an Instant Pot

An Instant Pot is one of the most popular brands of electric pressure cookers. They are easy to use and your Instant Pot can help you create this delicious Lamb Stew with Dried Plums!

Lorraine’s stew recipe is adapted from the unofficial Hunger Games cookbook. If you’re a rabid fan of the Hunger Games you might know that lamb stew is the heroine, Katniss Everdeen’s, favorite meal. Lorraine said she

decided to adapt it to do it in a pressure cooker to mimic the pressure that the contestants would have felt and because, to be honest well I was hungry and I had less than an hour to make dinner.

She also gives directions to cook the stew in a slow cooker or in a regular cast iron pot on the stove top if you prefer.

Visit Not Quite Nigella for her delicious Lamb Stew with Dried Plums recipe, as well as other wonderful recipes, travel, restaurant and product reviews, or just to enjoy reading her posts as she artfully weaves fun tales of her every day life in with her recipes.

More pressure cooker recipes from Not Quite Nigella you might like:

Sarsparilla Pulled Chicken & Coleslaw Soft Tacos With Firecracker Aioli
Creamy Paprika Chicken
Rose & Pistachio Moroccan Rice Pudding

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originally published March 10, 2013 — last updated January 27, 2020
Categories: Soup