Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin

Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin

Instant Pot pork tenderloin is easy to prepare and cook. This version is made with a simple Southwest seasoning rub.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Dry the pork with paper towels and cut it crosswise into two pieces. Sprinkle the pork with kosher salt. Combine the chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, oregano, cumin, and pepper; rub it all over the pork tenderloin.
  3. Step 3

    Select the Instant Pot sauté button and add the olive oil and butter. When the fat is hot, add the pork pieces. Cook for about 6 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Remove the pork to a plate.
  4. Step 4

    Add the chicken stock to the pot and use a spoon to scrape up any browned, stuck-on bits. Place a trivet in the pot and place the browned pork on the trivet.
  5. Step 5

    Secure the lid and make sure the steam release valve is in the sealing position. Choose pressure cook or manual (high pressure) and set the timer for 0 (zero) minutes. The cooker will take about 5 minutes to build pressure. When the time is up, let the pressure come down naturally for 15 minutes.
  6. Step 6

    Use an instant-read thermometer to ensure the pork is at least 145 F in the center. Remove the pork to a platter and let it rest for 5 minutes.
  7. Step 7

    If desired, thicken the juices to make a sauce/gravy. Choose the sauté button and bring the liquids to a simmer. Dissolve 1 tablespoon of cornstarch in a small bowl and then whisk the mixture into the juices. Continue to simmer, stirring, until thickened.
  8. Step 8

    Slice the pork tenderloin and arrange it on a platter. Drizzle the juices—thickened or not—over the pork.