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30 minute dinner recipe - Instant Pot Sweet & Spicy Pork Tenderloin

Instant Pot Sweet & Spicy Pork Tenderloin

Instant Pot Sweet & Spicy Pork Tenderloin is a quick & easy pressure cooker pork recipe that is ready to eat with just 12 minutes of cook time. So good!
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot, pork, pressure cooker, tenderloin
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 8 people


  • 1-2 pork tenderloins
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup sriracha bbq sauce
  • 1 tbsp dried minced onions
  • 2 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1 cup of water
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch


  • Place 1-2 tenderloins in the bottom of your pressure cooker.
  • Add lemon juice, soy sauce, sriracha bbq sauce, minced onions, seasoned salt & water.
  • Cover & set on seal.
  • Cook on manual for 12 minutes.
  • Quick release when done cooking.
  • Remove the tenderloins & place on a cutting board.
  • Whisk in cornstarch to the remaining liquid in the pot.
  • Whisk on the saute setting until liquid has thickened.
  • Slice the tenderloin & ladle the sauce over the top when serving.


*This recipe was created using the 6-quart instant pot. If you are using a different size pot or a different pressure cooker brand entirely, cooking times may be off by a couple of minutes.
**Live at High Altitude - Because water boils at a lower temperature at high altitudes, and pressure cooking requires water to boil in order to work, some foods may need a little more cooking time. When pressure cooking at high altitudes you want to make sure to add 5 percent to your cook time for every 1,000 feet above 2,000 feet elevation. For example, when we lived at 4,000+ feet I would add 10 percent to my cook time. For a recipe that called for 20-minutes of cooking time, I would then cook for 22 minutes. When pressure cooking, 1-2 minutes can make all the difference in a recipe, unlike when cooking by traditional methods.
This can be made in the air fryer -  cook at 360 degrees for 25 minutes, flip and cook another 15 minutes.