A foolproof Greek Instant Pot Lamb recipe with rosemary, garlic, oregano, thyme, lemon and red wine. An easy pulled lamb or tender roast dinner recipe, a pressure cooker favorite with a lamb gravy recipe!
Keyword Greek Lamb, Instant Pot Lamb, Instant Pot Lamb with Gravy, Pulled Lamb, Roast Dinner
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 1hour40minutes
Total Time 1hour45minutes
Author Peter's Food Adventures
Instant Pot or Electric Pressure Cooker
3½lbs/ 1½ kg boneless lamb roast
10clovesof garliccut into slivers to stuff inside lamb
juice of a lemon
salt and pepper to taste
Prepare the lamb by randomly stabbing with shallow cuts using a small sharp knife, and stuffing ½ the garlic and fresh rosemary pieces. Season the lamb with salt and pepper, and rub all over with 1 tablespoon of oil.
Brown the lamb by heating the oil in the Saute mode in the Instant Pot. Sear the lamb on all sides (about 4 minutes). Remove the lamb and set aside.
Add the onions and remaining garlic and saute until caramelized (about 5 minutes).
Add red wine to de-glaze the pan. Add the herbs, chicken stock, juice of a lemon with the lemon slices into the Instant Pot.
Place the lamb, fat site up, inside the Instant Pot, close lid and set to SEALING.
Use the PRESSURE COOK setting on high for 90 minutes. Naturally VENT or use a kitchen towel to safely quick release VENT.
Remove lamb and cover with foil while you prepare the lamb gravy.
Strain the lamb stock from the Instant Pot, separating the cooked onions and herbs from the lamb stock.
Using a turkey baster, separate the lamb fat from the lamb stock. Discard the fat.
Turn the Instant Pot to SAUTE, and pour the lamb stock back in.
Prepare the potato starch slurry. Add cold water to a glass and mix in the potato starch. Pour into the lamb stock and cook for 2 minutes until it thickens. If you want it thicker, add another teaspoon of starch with water and cook. Serve with the lamb.
Sometimes I buy a larger roast, 4lbs/2kg, and I do not adjust the cooking time from 90 minutes in the Instant Pot. You can add an extra 15 minutes if you like, but I don't find that it is necessary because it's a pressure cooker.