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Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin

Secrets to cooking Mega Juicy Tender Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin! Satisfying pork medallion bites bursting with unbelievably juicy flavors & aromatic herbs, plus a bonus hearty gravy. Super easy healthy dinner for busy nights!
Course Dinner, Main
Cuisine American
Keyword how to cook pork tenderloin, instant pot pork recipes, instant pot pork tenderloin, instant pot recipes, instapot pork tenderloin, pork tenderloin recipes, pressure cooker pork tenderloin, pressure cooker recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 202kcal
Author Amy + Jacky

Ingredients

Dry Rub:

Thickener:

  • 2.5 tablespoons (22.5g) cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons (45ml) cold water

Instructions

  • Brown Pork Tenderloin: Heat up Instant Pot using Sauté More function. Wait until it says HOT (~8 mins). Pat dry, then generously season one side of pork tenderloin with salt + black pepper. Drizzle the inner pot with 1 tbsp unsalted butter or olive oil. Then, brown the seasoned side of pork tenderloin. Season the other side with more salt + black pepper. 
    *Pro Tip: Brown 2 sides of pork tenderloin for 2 mins per side.
  • Pressure Cook Pork Tenderloin: Set aside the pork. Add 1 cup (250ml) unsalted chicken stock, then deglaze the bottom of the pot. Turn off the heat briefly. In a small bowl, mix 1 tsp (0.5g) dried oregano, 1 tsp (2g) dried sage, 1 tsp (1g) dried rosemary, and 3 (14.6g) finely minced garlic cloves together. Apply Dry Rub to all sides of the browned pork tenderloin, then place pork in Instant Pot. Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 0 minute, then 15 minutes Natural Release. 

    *Note: 0 minute (zero minute) is not a typo! We're using the heat from "Pressurize" Stage & "Depressurize" Stage to cook the pork tenderloin. We tested various pork tenderloin in Instant Pot to find this best cooking time & method. Read the details here
    *Pro Tip: If your pork tenderloin is thicker than 1.5", increase the natural release time (~5 - 6 minutes per 0.5" of thickness).
  • Check Pork Internal Temperature: Check pork tenderloin internal temperature at its’ thickest part - it needs to be above 142°F (61°C). 

    *Pro TipIf the temperature is off by more than 6°F, quickly close the lid, then let the residual heat in Instant Pot to cook the pork for a few more minutes. 
    Remove and place pork on a chopping board. After resting for 3 minutes, slice pork tenderloin in bite-size medallions.

    *Pro Tip: Pork tenderloin should be slightly pink on the inside.
  • Bonus - Make Pork Gravy: Mix 2.5 tbsp (22.5g) cornstarch with 3 tbsp (45ml) cold water in a small mixing bowl. Add cornstarch mixture one third at a time to thicken the cooking liquid until desired thickness. Taste & adjust seasoning with more salt or soy sauce.
  • Serve Pork Tenderloin: You did it!! Your family & guests will enjoy this Mega Juicy, Tender, Flavorful Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin!! Serve immediately & enjoy~ :)

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 511mg | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1.5mg