Are you needing a quick and easy dinner recipe that is no-fail and stress-free? If so, this Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin needs to be on your dinner menu this week. You'll love the ease of cooking everything in one pot and having the Instant Pot take over and do all the work for you!
If you have pork tenderloin on hand, give its pressure cooker pork tenderloin a try. Tender, moist, and loaded with flavor. You can't go wrong.
Table of contents
- Cooking a Pork Tenderloin
- Ingredients Needed For Pork Tenderloin
- Supplies Used to Make Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin
- How to Make Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin With Apples
- Other Meats To Cook In Your Instant Pot
- Does the pressure cooker make your tenderloin more tender?
- What is more tender - pork loin or pork tenderloin?
- Can you overcook your tenderloin in a pressure cooker?
- What To Serve With Pork Tenderloin With Apples
- Tips For Making Pork Tenderloin
- Storing Leftovers for Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin
- How to Pick A Good Pork Tenderloin At The Store
- Do You Peel The Apples For Recipe
- Want More Instant Pot Recipe Ideas
Cooking a Pork Tenderloin
Do you ever have a cut of meat that you're just unsure of what to do with? But now that I have this tenderloin recipe in my back pocket, it's one less cut of pork that I have to worry about figuring out how to cook.
Ingredients Needed For Pork Tenderloin
- Pork Tenderloin
- Chipotle Pepper
- Salt and Pepper
- Bone Broth
Supplies Used to Make Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin
How to Make Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin With Apples
Start by adding oil into the Instant Pot and turn it to saute. Let the oil get hot, then place your seasoned pork in to sear all side.
Now once the pork is seared, remove it. Toss in remaining oil, onions, and apples. Start making thin slits in pork to stick the apple slices in.
Add in ingredients, broth and place lid on the pressure cooker, and cook until it is done, as directed below.
The full recipe and measurements for pork tenderloin is in the printable recipe card below.
Other Meats To Cook In Your Instant Pot
If you're excited about this recipe, make certain to try some of our other popular recipes with meat cooked in the Instant Pot:
Does the pressure cooker make your tenderloin more tender?
This is just one of the many reasons that people love cooking with the Instant Pot. If you're using a cheaper cut of meat or one that is less tender, the pressurizing of the Instant Pot can have an overall effect on the meat that will make it more tender and juicy.
What is more tender - pork loin or pork tenderloin?
The pork tenderloin is going to be the winner when it comes to tenderness. It's a good cut of meat that tends to be very lean. Keep in mind that you don't want to overcook this though or you're going to dry it out very quickly.
Can you overcook your tenderloin in a pressure cooker?
Absolutely. You need to make certain to follow the directions carefully of you'll end up with meat that is tough, dry, and not all that pleasant to eat.
Make certain that you pay attention to the weight of the meat and use that to adjust your cooking times in your Instant Pot.
What To Serve With Pork Tenderloin With Apples
Mashed Potatoes, cauliflower rice, classic Instant Pot white rice, or any other side works great. Just serve with what you enjoy.
This pork recipe is so simple, and boy does it pack some flavor. Have fun and try it out and let me know your preferred side dishes.
Tips For Making Pork Tenderloin
- Evenly season your pork so you can get an even flavor all over the pork.
- Make sure you don't skip searing the pork. This adds tons of flavor and texture to your pork.
- Place the apple slices in the slips on the pork, it will help season the meat even more.
- Sauteing the onions adds a lot more depth to the dish.
Storing Leftovers for Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin
If you happen to have some of your tenderloin leftover, store in the fridge for up to three days.
Reheat in the microwave or on low in a skillet. If you heat in a skillet add a little broth or water to help keep your pork moist and not dry out.
How to Pick A Good Pork Tenderloin At The Store
- The pork will have a nice bright pinkish color to it. Don't buy lighter brown colored, that shows it is old or air has been exposed to the meat.
- The fat should be whiteish. Don't buy pork with darker spots of fat marbled throughout.
- Pork is naturally fattier so you will find it offers a nice marble effect on the meat.
Do You Peel The Apples For Recipe
Leaving or peeling the apples is up to you on what you prefer. If you like the apple peel go ahead and leave it on. This will add more texture.
Now, if you decide to peel you will find it breaks the apples down quite a bit and will lose a bit of the shape.