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pressure cooker - Instant Pot Garlic Pork Tenderloin

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


  • 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


  • 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.


***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.