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Instant Pot Balsamic Pork Tenderloin

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Instant Pot Balsamic Pork Tenderloin is an incredible juicy flavorful pork and balsamic vinegar glaze. Melt in your mouth pork tenderloin that is loaded with flavor.

pork loin roast with potatoes on plate

If you enjoy pork I have a few more incredible recipes for you to try. Pork tenderloin with apples, pork chops with tomato cream sauce, or even Chinese BBQ pork.

Having a stand out dish that you make and know that is a winner, this Instant Pot pork recipe is one that I make over and over again. If you are a fan of tenderloin, you have to try this.

Why You Will Love This Pork Tenderloin With Balsalmic Glaze

  • Tender and juicy pork
  • Loaded with flavor
  • Great leftover
  • Pairs well with so many sides
  • Simple prep
  • Quick cook time

Ingredients For Pressure Cooker Pork Tenderloin

  • Pork Tenderloin
  • Oil
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Seasoning and Spices
  • Balsalmic Vinegar
  • Chicken Broth
  • Honey
  • Cornstarch

Equipment Used to Make Balsamic Pork Tenderloin

How To Make Instant Pot Balsamic Pork Tenderloin

Full directions for this instapot pork recipe are in the recipe card below. I do a quick overview of how to make this pressure cooker pork tenderloin here.

Cut your pork into portions, and season with salt and pepper. Add oil in your Instant Pot, and saute. Then you will sear your pork to get a golden brown texture.

Add in the onions, garlic, oregano, and thyme. Cook until it is the onions are softened.

Pour in the broth and deglaze the pot. Place the lid on and make sure the valve is set to sealing. Pressure cook for 3 minutes, and do a natural release of 10 minutes.

Once the pork is done and natural release, you will push off the rest of the pressure. Open and pour in the cornstarch slurry to thicken the sauce.

balsamic sauce in bowl and balsamic pork loin on plate

Can you cook a frozen pork loin in Instant Pot?

You can pressure cooker pork loin from frozen in the pressure cooker. What you will do is skip searing the pork. Saute your onions, garlic and such as directed in the recipe card.

Toss in your frozen cut up pork, and then pressure cook as directed. It will just take your Instant Pot longer to come to pressure as it will thaw your pork before it begins cooking.

slices of pork loin with gravy on plate

How long does it take to cook a pork tenderloin?

To cook a pork tenderloin in the oven can take 30-45 minutes. But with the Instant Pot, you will cook for 3 minutes on high pressure, with a 10-minute natural release.

Is a pork tenderloin the same as a pork loin roast?

Pork loin roast and pork tenderloin are not the same cut of pork. A pork tenderloin is long and narrow piece of pork. Pork loins are longer and flatter. Pork loins can be bone-in or boneless, where pork tenderloins are boneless.

Can I use pork loin instead of tenderloin?

You will find that Instant Pot pork tenderloin, and Instant Pot pork tenderloins cook differently. You have to factor in the size, if there is a bone, etc.

But if you adjust the cook time you can use either cut of pork for this recipe with the homemade balsamic glaze.

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Yield: 6 servings

Instant Pot Balsamic Pork Loin

pork loin on white platter

Enjoy this tasty Instant Pot Balsamic Pork Loin recipe. It's a tender pork recipe with a flavorful sauce that goes over the meat.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes


    1. Cut the pork tenderloin into 2 or 3 sections and generously season with salt and black pepper.
    2. Select the “Sauté” function and set to the highest setting. Add two tablespoons olive oil and the pieces of pork tenderloin and sear for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until nicely browned. Transfer pork from Instant Pot® to a plate and set aside.
    3. Add the remaining olive oil, onion, and garlic. Add garlic powder, oregano, thyme, and rosemary. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. Cook, stirring frequently until the onion is soft and develops some color, approximately 3-4 minutes.
    4. Add the balsamic vinegar and deglaze the pot by scraping the bottom with a spatula to release any browned bits. Cook for 1-2 minutes, or until the liquid is slightly reduced and the sharp acidic smell dissipates.
    5. Add the broth and honey and stir to combine. Lock the lid into place and flip the pressure valve to “Sealing.” Set the “Manual” setting to “High” for 3 minutes.
    6. When the cook time is complete, allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then do a quick release for any remaining pressure. Once the pin drops and no additional steam comes out, carefully remove the lid and transfer the pork to a serving platter.
    7. Add the cornstarch and an equal amount of hot liquid from the Instant Pot® to a small bowl and stir until thoroughly combined. Slow stir the slurry into the sauce a little at a time until thickened, approximately 1-2 minutes.
    8. To serve, slice the pork and pour some of the balsamic sauce on top. Garnish with fresh thyme leaves, if using, and offer the remaining sauce on the side. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 294Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 69mgSodium 207mgCarbohydrates 24gFiber 1gSugar 19gProtein 25g

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  • Jessica McCoy

    Jessica McCoy is a seasoned food blogger with 14+ years of experience in the industry. As a self-taught home cook, she enjoys creating and finetuning easy recipes that are fool proof and simple for anyone to make. Her expertise is in all things kitchen: cooking tips, air fryer recipes, Instant Pot and other pressure cooking recipes, and slow cooker recipes. Jessica was the previous owner of AllSheCooks, where she focused on easy every day recipes including budget friendly dinner recipes and desserts.

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  1. So how do I 'adjust the time' in this recipe if using boneless 'pork loin' (i.e., not tenderloin)... ? Thx
    (BTW, your site was highly praised by a friend 😉

    1. I’d recommend using the same time if the weight is the same. Sorry that I’m just seeing your note! Thank you for passing on the sweet compliment. That is always wonderful to hear!

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