The best damn Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin recipe.
When I lived in the Pacific Island of Tonga, one of the most popular meats was pork. In fact after arriving on the Island as newlyweds, my husband and I were gifted a roasted pig as a welcome gift and we had many opportunities to cook and eat pork over the coming months.
Today I’m sharing a delicious and easy pork tenderloin recipe which can be cooked with ease in the Instant Pot. The honey glaze and apples add to the delicate flavours of this tenderloin pork and it’s one recipe you will love.
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IS PORK TENDERLOIN A GOOD CUT OF MEAT?
Yes, pork tenderloin is a great cut of meat. Known for it’s tenderness and delicious flavour tenderloin is a popular meat for grilling, searing, roasting and slicing. It is often used in stir-fries as well as roasts ands and one 3 opulence serving is an excellent source of protein, vitamin B6, thiamine, phosphorus, riboflavin, potassium and zinc.
Which Is More tender? Pork Loin or Pork Tenderloin?
Pork tenderloin is the most tender cut of pork. Tenderloin or pork fillet as it is sometimes called is a cut from the rear end of the loin. The tenderloin muscle runs along the spine of the pig and is not tough or hard as it isn’t used for walking or large body movements.
To keep pork tenderloin tender it is best to not overcook. You should avoid cooking this cut of pork in a slow cooker or dutch oven as the tenderloin could become tough and hard to chew. Cooking honey glazed tenderloin in the Instant Pot is the ideal solution!
Pork Tenderloin Instant Pot Cook Time
This is an easy pork tenderloin instant pot recipe and only takes around 40 minutes to saute and pressure cook.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED FOR INSTANT POT PORK TENDERLOIN
- 3 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 3lb pork tenderloin
- 1 Tablespoon chipotle pepper
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- Salt, to taste
- 2 apples, sliced thinly
- 2 onions, chopped into large segments and separated
- 1/2 cup broth or water
- Honey, to taste (for drizzling)
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HOW TO COOK PORK TENDERLOIN
Place 2 Tablespoons of olive oil in the Instant Pot and set to saute. Pat dry your pork tenderloin, season with salt, chipotle pepper and cumin.
When the oil is hot, place the pork tenderloin in the Instant Pot and brown on each side, about 3-4 minutes each before flipping.
Once the pork tenderloin is browned all over, remove to a plate and set aside. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the Instant Pot.
Add the onions and one of the sliced apples to the Instant Pot.
Cook until onions are translucent, stirring occasionally.
Carefully place shallow cuts into the pork tenderloin ever 1/4″ to 1/2″. Insert an apple slice into each cut.
Once the apple-onion medley is done cooking, turn off the instant pot and place the pork overtop.Add 1/2 cup of water or broth.
Secure the lid and cook on meat setting for 30 minutes.Natural release. Drizzle the honey over the top of the pork before serving. This honey pork tenderloin is delicious and one the whole family will love.
Looking for more fantastic recipes? Why not try out the following?
- Healthy Instant Pot Recipes
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- Instant Pot Beef Stew Recipe
- Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup
About Angela Milnes
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts and having fun as a family. Angela has also taught cooking skills and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!