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Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin with Gravy

  • Author: Karen Petersen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes (plus 10 minute NPR)
  • Total Time: 21 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


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.


  • 23 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


  1. 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.
  2. Combine garlic powder, kosher salt, ginger, thyme and pepper in a small bowl. Rub the seasonings all over the pork evenly.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Set a trivet into the pot and place the pork pieces on top of the trivet.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.

  • Category: Pork
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American