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Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin with Gravy–tender slices of pork tenderloin are drizzled with a savory gravy. This seems like a fancy meal but it is super easy to make and it just takes minutes in your electric pressure cooker.
Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin with Gravy
The weather is slowly getting cooler and the kids are back to school. Life seems to be falling into a rhythm again after a chaotic summer. I can actually think again and menu plan a bit. Cooking doesn’t seem like such a chore. Family dinners will once again resume as our life will be more scheduled and structured.
With this schedule comes time limitations too. There is a shorter window of time that can be used to prepare dinner. That’s why I love recipes that require less than 20 minutes of hands-on time.
The family dinner that will blow your family away is this delicious Smithfield® PRIME Pork Tenderloin with a savory gravy. This recipe is super flavorful but it is made with minimal effort. A winning combination in my book.
The first step in making this meal is to stop by Dick’s Market. There is a big section with Smithfield Prime Fresh Pork products.
Smithfield pork is my favorite because it is so tender. In fact it is 20% more tender than the other leading brand for natural* pork. And when you’re talking pork tenderloin, that’s important! Not all pork is created equal! Smithfield pork has no growth promotants†, steroids or hormones**. So when you’re thinking of all your fall activities like grilling, outdoor parties and picnics, tailgates, and family dinners think of Smithfield pork! There are so many great recipe ideas that you can find here.
*Contains no artificial ingredients and no more than minimally processed
**Federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones or steroids in pork.
† Never fed ractopamine
After you pick up your pork tenderloin you’ll make a simple rub with a few seasonings. After you rub the seasonings into the tenderloin I like to brown my pork for a couple minutes on each side to really seal in the flavor. It’s totally worth the extra step. Then you’ll pressure cook the pork for only 6 minutes. I like to use a digital thermometer to test and make sure the pork gets to the required 145 degrees F. For ultimate juicy pork tenderloin let the meat rest for about 5 minutes before slicing it up! After you slice it, drizzle gravy over the top and enjoy! Add the ingredients for this pork tenderloin recipe to your grocery list this week! I promise you won’t be disappointed.
I like to serve this Instant Pot pork tenderloin with gravy, some roasted red potatoes and rice or noodles. Both taste great with the amazing gravy. I also like to serve the pork with a salad or some roasted broccoli. The leftovers (if you have any) taste great as lunch the next day!
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Tender slices of pork tenderloin are drizzled with a savory gravy. This seems like a fancy meal but it is super easy to make and it just takes minutes in your electric pressure cooker.
- 2-3 pound Smithfield Prime Pork Tenderloin
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp dried thyme
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
- 3 Tbsp cornstarch + 3 Tbsp cold water
- Salt and pepper
- Open the package of pork tenderloin. Set the pork on a cutting board and blot it with a paper towel to absorb any moisture. Cut the pork tenderloin in half so that it will fit inside your Instant Pot.
- Combine garlic powder, kosher salt, ginger, thyme and pepper in a small bowl. Rub the seasonings all over the pork evenly.
- Turn your Instant Pot to the sauté setting. When the display says HOT add in the oil. Swirl around the oil. Place the pork into the bottom of the pot, you might have to arrange it to all fit. Let the pork sit for 3 minutes and then flip it to the other side and brown it for 3 minutes on the other side. Use tongs to remove the pork from the pot and place it back on the cutting board.
- Pour the chicken broth into the pot and scrape the bottom of the pot to remove any browned bits. Add in the lemon juice and the soy sauce.
- Set a trivet into the pot and place the pork pieces on top of the trivet.
- Cover the Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 6 minutes on high pressure.
- When the cooking time is up the pot will beep several times. Just let the pot sit there for another 10 minutes or so until the pressure is naturally released. Open the pot and move the pork to a platter. Let the pork sit for 5 minutes before slicing it.
- While pork is resting, make the gravy. Turn Instant Pot to sauté setting. In a small bowl stir together the corn starch and the cold water until completely smooth. Stir the mixture into the pot and whisk until the gravy is thick. Salt and pepper the gravy to taste.
- Slice the pork and serve with the gravy.
This recipe can be gluten free: Check your broth to be sure it does not contain gluten. Soy sauce is not typically gluten-free although Kikkoman brand makes a gluten-free soy sauce. You can also substitute with Tamari sauce or google search a homemade recipe for gluten-free soy sauce.
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