I swear I’ve used my Instapot more this week than I have in the past few weeks. It has come in handy to make lunch meat alternatives or just quick meal prep. The Boys love pork tenderloin but I hadn’t tried to cook one in the Instapot and figured it was high time!
This is the recipe I used to make it and it was a huge success…. not only were both plates devoured, it also passed the Chocolate Milk test lol!
Because of the size of my Instapot, I cut the 2 pork tenderloins in half to make them fit in the bowl.
I poured the olive oil in the bowl of the instapot and seared all sides of the pork tenderloin before removing them to a plate.
Next I added the broth, balsamic vinegar, honey and minced garlic to the pot, whisking to combine and stirring enough to pick up the bits that stuck when searing the pork.
I sprinkled the pork with the salt and pepper and set the Instapot to Pressure Cook for 6 minutes.
Once cooked I removed the pork tenderloin from the pot and added 2 tbsp. corn starch mixed with 1/3 cup water to the pot.
I switched it to Saute and allowed it to cook, while whisking, until the gravy reached the desired consistency.
I sliced the Pork tenderloin and served it with mashed potatoes, asparagus and the gravy!
Honey Balsamic Pork Tenderloin – In the Instapot
- 2 pork tenderloin
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 tbsp. honey
- 1 tsp. minced garlic
- salt & pepper, to taste
- 2 tbsp. corn starch
- 1/3 cup water
- If necessary to fit Instapot bowl, cut pork tenderloin in halves.
- Add olive oil to bowl of Instapot and sear all pork pieces on all sides and remove to plate.
- Add beef broth, balsamic vinegar, honey and minced garlic to pot and whisk to combine.
- Return pork to pot and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Set Instapot to Pressure Cook for 6 minutes.
- Allow to naturally release steam for about 10 minutes.
- Remove pork tenderloin to slice.
- Whisk together corn starch and water and add to pot.
- Switch Instapot to Saute and allow sauce/gravy to cook, whisking until it reaches desired consistency.
- Pour gravy over sliced pork tenderloin to serve.