PIN Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin
Just when I think the Instant pot can’t get any great it makes something like THIS.
IE: the easiest weeknight dinner that is INCREDIBLY fast and all feels SO freaking fancy that you are not even going to believe that it came out of your kitchen FOR REAL.
Oh, don’t mind you, you’re just giving Martha Stewart a run for her MONEY!
Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin Ingredients
All you REALLY need to cook pork tenderloin in Instant Pot are:
- Pork tenderloin (of course)
- Olive oil
But, because we’re doing an Asian spin, you will also need a few other things to make the sticky-sweet sauce. Round up:
- Sesame oil
- Soy sauce
- Cornstarch (or tapioca starch)
How to Cook Pork Tenderloin in the Instant Pot
The beauty of using the Instant Pot to make pork tenderloin instead of the oven is that it is SO MUCH faster and, thanks to the steam all being LOCKED IN, so much juicier! How to do it:
Turn your Instant Pot to sauté mode and heat up your oils. Once hot, add in the pork tenderloin and sear on all sides until golden brown, this will take about 3-4 minutes.
Once seared, remove the pork tenderloin from the Instant Pot and stir together the water and soy sauce and put into the pot. You need some kind of liquid or else the Instant Pot will burn! Place a trivet in the pot and then place the pork on it. Don’t put the pork directly into the pot or burned pork tenderloin will be what’s for dinner!
Cook on manual high pressure until an instant read meat thermometer inserted in the center reads 145 degrees F and you are DONE!
How Long to Cook Pork Tenderloin in the Instant Pot
So, this could vary based on how thick your loin is. I found my instant pot pork loin was good after 3 minutes at high pressure for the most part. I did have one thicker tenderloin that needed an extra minute. So, I recommend starting with 3 minutes and then doing a second round of 1 minute if need be!
See? SUPER SPEEDY. Pretty much wanting to make this forever and ever the end.
What to Serve with Instant Pot Pork?
Honestly, you could keep it SUPER simple and serve some rice, to go with the whole “Asian” theme. But if you feel like being more exciting with your sides, I also recommend:
It’s the kind of meal that you could make on a busy weeknight when the kids are out of control and you pretty much have no time to eat OR you could make it when company is coming, serve a glass of wine and no one would know it took you 3 MINUTES.
Now that is a kind of dinner that I can get down with.
I also shared this Instant pot Pork Tenderloin recipe on Food Fanatic, so be sure to check it out there!
Other Healthy Pork Tenderloin Recipes
FOR THIS RECIPE, I RECOMMEND:
WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS PER SERVING: FREESTYLE SMART POINTS: 13 POINTS+: 10 OLD POINTS: 9
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