Pork Tenderloin in the Instant Pot

Yikes! Everything is different here at WordPress today. Among other anomalies, the picture does not line up, and I see no way to fix that. I have no idea what I am doing, so bear with me. I’ll catch on sooner or later.

This is my first attempt at a pork tenderloin. Have had them prepared by others, and they were delicious, so I gave it a whirl.

I did a 1.5# pork tenderloin according to a random recipe I found on the net. Bottom line: It was DEE-licious!

That recipe suggested some herbs and seasonings to be rubbed on the tenderloin and then browned in the Instant Pot for a bit on the SAUTE setting. For my choice of seasonings, I used whatever looked good at the moment. The best I can recall (I should write this stuff down!) it was Vege-Sal, Trinidad, Lemon Pepper, Garlic powder, and Adobo.

I added a cup of water to the pot, scraped up everything off the bottom of the pot lest it complain about possible burning, and tossed in the browned chunks of meat. The actual cooking time is three to four minutes, with 15 minutes of natural release.

I made gravy with the accumulated fluids (almost no fat in it at all) using half flour and half cornstarch mixed with water, which I like better than all of one or the other.

The grain is quinoa and the veggie is Brussels Sprouts. We buttered up the Brussels sprouts, and then NOLA Boy had the brainstorm to add Feta Cheese. Excellent choice! NOLA Boy is a big meat eater, and he said that the pork was such high quality that it felt more than adequate to eat only a small portion.

Let’s see what happens when I ask this to publish! ;->


About judilyn

RV'er, foody, caregiver, knowledge seeker
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2 Responses to Pork Tenderloin in the Instant Pot

  1. Clanmother says:

    You look like you know you a professional in this new WordPress reality. Love my instant pot!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. judilyn says:

    This came out way better than I had expected.


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