Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic Apple Sauce
Delicious pork tenderloin cooked to juicy tender perfection.
Set the Instant Pot to Sauté.
Meanwhile, remove silver skin from pork tenderloin using a sharp pairing knife. Rub the seasoning and salt all over the meat.
To sear pork tenderloin, when the display on Instant Pot reads “HOT”, add olive oil and heat it.
Once oil is hot, add pork tenderloin and brown on all sides until nice and golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Remove the brown pork tenderloin onto a clean plate.
To pressure cook pork tenderloin, add chicken stock, and deglaze the pan with a wooden spoon. (This is an important step to avoid "burn" notice.)
Add apples, vinegar, sugar and garlic into the pot.
Place the seared pork tenderloin on top.
Close the lid and make sure the valve is set to “sealing”. Hit Cancel to turn off "saute" function.
Set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook/Manual for 5 minutes on low setting. (NOTE: It took 4 minutes for my IP to come to pressure.)
Once the time is up, allow the pressure to release naturally for 15 minutes, and then carefully turn the valve to venting. Once the pin drops, carefully open the lid.
Transfer the pork tenderloin onto a cutting board. Cover and rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
To thicken the sauce, set the Instant Pot to Sauté and mash the apples with a potato masher. Bring it to a boil.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of water.
Once the sauce comes to a boil, add cornstarch slurry and cook until the sauce is thickened, about 5 minutes. Pour the sauce over sliced pork tenderloin and serve.
This recipe has been tested in my favorite Instant Pot DUO 6qt.
Note 1: Pork tenderloin is not the same as pork loin. Pork tenderloin is a long thin cut of meat, usually weighs 1-2lb.
Note 2: You can use any variety of apples you have on hand.
Serving: 1serving, Calories: 265kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 76mg, Sodium: 729mg, Potassium: 631mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 14g, Vitamin A: 70IU, Vitamin C: 5mg, Calcium: 36mg, Iron: 2mg
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