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Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin With Apple Cider Vinegar

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Introducing Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin With Apple Cider Vinegar: a tasty and easy dish. This recipe combines tender pork with tangy apple cider vinegar, cooked quickly in the Instant Pot. Perfect for any night of the week or when you need a flavorful meal in a flash. Pressure cooking pork tenderloin has never been easier!


Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Effortless Cooking: Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin with apple cider vinegar glaze offers a hassle-free cooking experience, perfect for busy weeknights.
  • Tangy and Flavorful: The apple cider vinegar glaze adds a delightful tanginess to the pork loin, creating a mouthwatering dish with sweet and tangy notes.
  • Versatile and Crowd-Pleasing: This dish is versatile and sure to please a wide range of tastes, so you can cook pork tenderloin for family dinners or entertaining guests.

Recipe Ingredients

For this recipe, you will need a few simple ingredients:

  • Pork Tenderloin: You will want to get at least 3 pounds of pork tenderloin.
  • Seasonings: To season your tenderloin to perfection, you will need dehydrated garlic, onion powder, paprika, salt and pepper.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar: Make sure you use apple cider vinegar not regular vinegar. The apple cider helps tenderize the meat while adding a tangy flavor.
  • Olive Oil: I use olive oil, but you can use any oil you like or butter.

How To Make Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin

Get ready to be impressed with how incredibly easy this pork tenderloin is to prepare! Follow the simple steps below!

Step 1: Season The Tenderloin

Pat your pork tenderloin dry. Then, season it with the dehydrated garlic, onion powder, paprika, salt and pepper. Coat both sides.

Step 2: Sauté The Tenderloin

Hit the sauté button on your Instant Pot. Then, pour your oil in. Once the oil is heated, sauté the pork tenderloin by browning it on both sides. Sauté the meat 3-4 minutes on each side.

Step 3: Add Apple Cider Vinegar

After the meat has browned, turn the saute’ mode off by hitting the cancel button. Scrape any debris off the bottom of the inner pot. Then, add in 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar.

Step 4: Pressure Cook

Secure the lid on your Instant Pot making sure the vent on the lid is in the “sealing” position. Push the manual or pressure cook button and set the time for 30 minutes.

Step 5: Naturally Release

Once the Instant Pot beeps, allow it to sit there and release the pressure naturally. This helps keep the meat tender. It is done release pressure when the pin drops and the lid unlocks.

Step Six: Garnish And Serve

Serve and Enjoy!

Cider Glazed Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin

Cooking Tips

  • Mix Seasonings First. I mix all the seasonings together in a bowl, first. Once they are fully blended, I season my pork tenderloin. Doing this allows you to spread the seasoning on the tenderloin evenly.
  • Make Sure Tenderloin Is Golden Brown. When you saute your tenderloin, make sure it is a nice golden brown before flipping it over. Searing the meat this way helps to keep the juices inside the meat.
  • Use Broth Instead. If you aren’t fond of apple cider vinegar, you can use chicken broth instead. Keep in mind that your meat may not be as juicy and tender, though.
Cider Glazed Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin

Storage & Reheating Instructions

  • Storage: After your Instant Pot pork tenderloin has cooled, place it in an airtight container for 2-3 days.
  • Freezing: Frozen Pork tenderloin can be stored int he freezer for up to 2-3 months.
  • Reheating: Thaw your juicy pork tenderloin in the refrigerator and reheat in the Instant Pot or oven.

What To Serve With This Recipe?

This Cider Glazed Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin pairs beautifully with almost any side. Here are a few of my favorite sides to make with it:

  • Mashed Cauliflower: Pair your pork tenderloin with creamy Mashed Cauliflower for a low-carb option.
  • Macaroni Salad: Add a zesty Macaroni Salad to accompany your pork tenderloin for a refreshing side.
  • Roasted Sweet Potato: Roasted Sweet Potato makes a deliciously sweet complement to your pork tenderloin.
  • Instant Pot Hawaiian Rolls: Savor the soft and fluffy texture of Instant Pot Hawaiian Rolls alongside your pork tenderloin.
  • Mashed Potatoes: Indulge in classic comfort by serving creamy Mashed Potatoes with your pork tenderloin.


Does Apple Cider Tenderize the Meat?

Not only does apple cider vinegar give your pork tenderloin a deliciously tangy flavor, but its a natural meat tenderizer. Pork tenderloins are naturally tough meats, so using a good tenderizer is in your best interest. By using it in this recipe, you are making your tenderloin juicy and delicious!

Make sure you a Pork tenderloin cut, not pork loin roast as these cuts of meat are quite different in toughness.

What Other Flavors Can You Use On This Pork Tenderloin Recipe?

If you want to try other flavors you might like to glaze your pork tenderloin with soy sauce, garlic powder or try a honey garlic pork tenderloin recipes

Pork tenderloin

Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin

Yield: 3-4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Make this delicious Instant Pot Cider Glazed Tenderloin. It's totally tender and flavoursome.


  • 1 3lb pork tenderloin
  • 2 teaspoons dehydrated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 Tablespoons paprika
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar


  1. Pat dry your pork tenderloin and season with dehydrated garlic, onion powder, paprika, salt and pepper.
  2. Place oil in the Instant Pot and set to saute.
  3. Add the pork tenderloin when the oil is hot and brown on each side, about 3-4 minutes each before flipping.
  4. Once the pork tenderloin is browned all over, turn off the saute mode and add 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar.
  5. Secure the lid and cook on meat setting for 30 minutes.
  6. Natural release.
  7. Serve and Enjoy
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 813Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 331mgSodium: 363mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 119g

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