Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin


We love pork tenderloin because it's a lean cut of meat that can feed a crowd without hours of cook time. This Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin recipe comes together in just 30 minutes. The pork is cooked in a citrusy sauce flavored with orange and lemon juice and garlic and will taste great served over just about any starchy side dish.

Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin
Photo: Caitlin Bensel; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 4 to 5 oz. pork, about 2 Tbsp. sauce)


  • 4 tablespoons salted butter, divided

  • 1 (1 1/2-lb.) pork tenderloin, trimmed and halved crosswise

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic (about 2 garlic cloves)

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup chicken stock

  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice (from 1 small orange)

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon)

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


  1. Select SAUTÉ setting on a programmable pressure multicooker (such as Instant Pot). (Times, instructions, and settings may vary according to cooker brand or model.) Select HIGH temperature setting, and allow to preheat 2 to 3 minutes. Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in cooker. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper; add pork to cooker, and cook until browned on 1 side, about 5 minutes. Remove pork from cooker. Add garlic to cooker; sprinkle with flour, and stir. Stir in stock, orange juice, lemon juice, and honey. Return pork to cooker. Press CANCEL.

  2. Cover cooker with lid, and lock in place. Turn steam release handle to SEALING position. Select MANUAL/PRESSURE COOK setting. Select HIGH pressure for 3 minutes. (It will take 10 to 15 minutes for cooker to come up to pressure before cooking begins.)

  3. Carefully turn steam release handle to VENTING position, and let steam fully escape (float valve will drop). (This will take 2 to 3 minutes.) Remove lid from cooker. Transfer pork to a serving platter. Add remaining 3 tablespoons butter to cooker; stir to melt. Stir in parsley. Slice pork, and drizzle with sauce.

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