March 12, 2018

Asparagus Springtime Stew in the Instant Pot

Ring in spring with the newest addition to our Instant Pot Pressure Cooker recipe series. This counter top appliance is popular among our Whole30 community, and Whole30 compatible Instant Pot recipes are one of our most-requested resources on social media. Sarah Steffens, our in-house recipe creative, is sharing her favorite recipes for nourishing, delicious Instant Pot dishes—Whole30 compatible, of course!

Our Whole30’ers in the Northern Hemisphere are gradually making the shift from winter boots and snowfalls to raincoats and blooming gardens. But while temperatures are rising, evenings are often still brisk, the perfect opportunity to enjoy a few last comforting soup recipes before we start grilling all of the things, all of the time.

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With that in mind, we’re sharing this warm and delicious spring stew recipe from Sarah Steffens, a filling yet satisfying Whole30 dinner for those early spring evenings.

Spring Stew with Lamb and Asparagus


1 Tbs. of ghee (I used Whole30 Approved Tin Star Foods)
1 lb. of lamb stew meat, diced in bite-sized pieces
1 yellow onion, peeled and diced
4-6 fresh garlic cloves, peeled and minced
1 cup of bone broth (we like EPIC Provisions Homestyle Savory Chicken broth)
2 tsp. of sea salt
1/2 tsp. of black or white pepper
1 lb. of fresh asparagus, tough ends trimmed and chopped in 1” pieces
1/4 cup of tahini
Juice and zest from 1 lemon
1/2 cup of fresh parsley, minced
1/2 cup of fresh mint, minced

ADD ghee, lamb, onion, garlic, bone broth, sea salt and pepper to your Instant Pot and toss well to ensure all the ingredients are distributed evenly. PLACE the lid on and set the steamer valve to “Sealing.”

PLUG in your Instant Pot and set it to the “Meat/Stew” at “High Pressure” for 15 minutes. When the timer has reached “0” minutes, allow the steam to naturally release for an additional 30 minutes.

REMOVE the lid and stir in the asparagus, tahini, lemon juice and zest, parsley and mint. Serve between 4 bowls and enjoy!

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Sarah S.

Sarah Steffens

Sarah Steffens, our Recipe Developer, has a B.A. in Business Administration, Public Relations from The Master's University in Southern California. After years of experimenting with nutrition and recipes in her own kitchen, she now works as a Personal Chef and Food Photographer in Sacramento, creating meals that support her client's intention to physically and mentally thrive. She has catered several independent film sets, making it her goal to optimize the energy and well-being of each creative crew. You can find many of Sarah's recipes in various Whole30, Paleo and Keto cookbooks. When Sarah is not cooking and styling recipes, you can find her enjoying a long walk, working on creative projects with loved ones or exploring beautiful Northern California.