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Fast Spoon Lamb with Gravy – Instant Pot (AIP, SCD)

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  • Author: Jaime Hartman
  • Total Time: 2 hours 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Classic “spoon” lamb takes 7 hours; this one only takes 2 so I call it “fast”! The gravy is an added AIP compliant bonus that everyone will enjoy.


  • 34 pounds boneless leg of lamb
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 large carrots, roughly chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup bone broth
  • 1 lemon
  • parsley for garnish


  1. If your piece of lamb has any netting or string around it, remove and discard it. Salt all sides of the meat liberally.
  2. Using the “sauté” function on your Instant Pot, heat olive oil and then carefully place the meat in to brown. Use tongs to flip after about 3 minutes and brown on the other side for another 3 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  3. Add onion, carrots, and celery to Instant Pot and sauté for about 3 minutes then add thyme, garlic powder, and broth. Use a wooden spoon to scrape bottom as broth comes up to a simmer, dislodging any flavorful brown bits.
  4. Return meat to pot, placing on top of the vegetables.
  5. Lock lid in place and cook under high pressure for 90 minutes.
  6. When 90 minutes is complete, allow the pressure to release naturally for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400° F.
  7. Release remaining pressure and open lid. Carefully remove the meat with tongs (it will be falling apart!) and put on a baking sheet. Place in oven to allow attractive browned edges to develop.
  8. Meanwhile, make the gravy. With a slotted spoon, remove the vegetables and put in blender. Purée and add just enough of the cooking liquid to make a gravy that is your preferred thickness. Squeeze in juice of lemon and salt to taste.
  9. Serve meat with gravy and garnish with parsley.
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Category: Entree