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Instant Pot Garlic Pork Tenderloin

Instant Pot Garlic Pork Tenderloin is an easy dinner recipe that is ready to enjoy in under 30 minutes. Perfect for busy weeknights, simple & delicious!
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword dinner, garlic, honey, instant pot, pork, pressure cooker
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 16

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp minced garlic
  • 3 tsp coarsely ground black pepper more or less to taste
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 pkg Pork Tenderloin (2 in a pack)
  • 1 cup broth (chicken, beef, or veggie- your choice - or sub with water)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch

Instructions

  • Combine garlic, black pepper & brown sugar & rub on the tenderloin.
  • Add broth, honey, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce in Instant Pot & whisk to combine.
  • Add the seasoned tenderloins to the pot.
  • Cover, set to seal & cook on manual pressure for 14 minutes.
  • Quick release & remove from pot. Test temperature - you want 145 degrees.
  • Turn off the Instant Pot & then set it to Sautee.
  • Add cornstarch to the liquid & whisk. Allow sauce to thicken as it comes to a boil. Remove from heat.
  • Spoon over pork & enjoy with your favorite side dish.

Notes

***Note- Recipe updated 10/7/19.  Keep in mind that because this is pressure-cooked - things like elevation will change the cooking time.
Some readers were saying their tenderloin wasn't ready after the 8 minute cook time. While I didn't have that issue, I have increased the time here to 14 minutes. If you have a smaller tenderloin you might want to go with 9-12 minutes. But for a larger one, 14 minutes should be fine. The key is to reach 145 degrees. If it is not done for whatever reason, just add a couple more minutes. 
This can be made in the air fryer -  cook at 360 degrees for 25 minutes, flip and cook another 15 minutes.