North African Lamb Stew

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“Adapted for a pressure cooker by Robin McKenzie. Posted for ZWT6.”
1hr 20mins

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  1. Heat oil in a 5-liter or larger pressure cooker over medium-high heat.
  2. Add lamb cubes in batches to avoid overcrowding; brown on all sides, about 5 minutes per batch.
  3. Transfer browned lamb to plate with slotted spoon.
  4. Add onion and garlic to heated fat; saute to soften slightly, 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Return lamb to pot and stir in remaining ingredients, including wine and salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Stir slightly while the mixture comes to the boil to avoid scorching.
  7. Place the lid on the cooker and bring pressure to the second red ring.
  8. Adjust the heat to maintain pressure at the second red ring and cook for 15 minutes.
  9. Use Natural Release method. (10 to 15 minutes extra).
  10. When the pressure has dropped, test the meat.
  11. It should be fork-tender.
  12. If not, stir the mixture to prevent scorching, replace the lid when the mixture begins to boil, and cook on the second red ring another 5 minutes longer.
  13. Use quick-release (finger-tip release) method.
  14. Garnish with mint leaves and serve with rice.

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