This pork tenderloin is simply made in the instant pot with a delicious gravy. It’s paleo, AIP, and can be modified to be whole30.

instant pot pork tenderloin on plate, sliced with toothpicks

Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin

Pork Tenderloin is one of the most flavorful and delicious cuts of meat out there! Pork Tenderloin is generally a long and thin cut of pork, seared on the outside and gently cooked to tenderness on the inside. However, Pork Tenderloin is typically cooked with dairy or inflammatory oils, flavored with nightshades, sweetened with refined sugar, and served with a gravy made of cornstarch. So, I had to figure out a way to create a healthier and equally delicious version of Pork Tenderloin, and this is such a winner!

This Pork Tenderloin recipe is made easily and effortlessly in the instant pot! It is made with nourishing and healthy ingredients, and is made to be free of dairy, gluten, inflammatory oils, nightshades, refined sugar, and cornstarch. It is finished off with a flavorful gravy and is paleo, AIP and easily Whole30-friendly!

The Ingredients for the Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin

  • Pork Tenderloin
  • Broth: Use broth of your choice.
  • Avocado Oil: You can sub olive oil, if you prefer.
  • Coconut Aminos
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Coconut Sugar: Omit for Whole30.
  • Salt & Black Pepper: Omit for AIP.
  • Garlic Powder
  • Arrowroot Starch: To thicken the gravy.
  • Fresh Parsley: To garnish!

How to Make Pork Tenderloin in the Instant Pot

  • Make Sauce: Whisk the broth, coconut aminos, balsamic vinegar and coconut sugar together. Set aside.

pork tenderloin gravy in cup with spoon

  • Sear Pork Tenderloin: Turn the saute function on the instant pot and add the avocado oil to the base of the instant pot. Slice the pork tenderloin in half and season well with salt, pepper and garlic. Add the tenderloin pieces to the instant pot and sear well on all sides. Turn off the saute function once seared.
  • Pressure Cook: Pour the broth mixture over the tenderloin and place the lid onto the instant pot, sealing the valve. Turn the instant pot on manual and set the timer to 15 minutes. Once cooked, quick release the pressure, remove the lid and set the pork tenderloin on a cutting board.
  • Finish Gravy and Serve: Turn the instant pot saute function back on. Spoon out about 1/2 cup of the liquids from the instant pot and whisk in the arrowroot starch. Add the mixture back to the instant pot and stir for 4-5 minutes to allow the rest of the liquid to thicken into a gravy. Once thickened, turn off the instant pot. Slice the pork tenderloin into medallions and serve topped with gravy and fresh parsley.

instant pot pork tenderloin slice in tongs

Can you make this recipe in the slow cooker instead?

Though you likely can, the instant pot is much easier! I haven’t tried to make this exact recipe in the slow cooker, so it would take some tweaking.

Can you make this recipe ahead of time? How do you store and reheat it?

You can store this recipe in a glass container in the fridge for 2-3 days with the gravy on the side. You can easily reheat it in a pan over low heat and add the gravy to serve.

What do you serve this recipe with?

This recipe makes a perfect Sunday dinner to pair with just about any side, such as…

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Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin (Paleo, AIP, Whole30)


  • Author: Michelle
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Description

This pork tenderloin is simply made in the instant pot with a delicious gravy. It’s paleo, AIP, and can be modified to be whole30.


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup broth
  • 3 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar (omit for whole30)
  • 1 1/2 lb pork tenderloin
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (omit for AIP)
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 1/2 tbsp arrowroot starch
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

Instructions

  1. Whisk the broth, coconut aminos, balsamic vinegar, and coconut sugar together. Set aside.
  2. Turn the saute function on the instant pot and add the avocado oil to the base of the instant pot.
  3. Slice the pork tenderloin in half and season well with salt, pepper, and garlic. Add the tenderloin pieces to the instant pot and sear well on all sides. Turn off the saute function once seared.
  4. Pour the broth mixture over the tenderloin and place the lid onto the instant pot, sealing the valve. Turn the instant pot on manual and set the timer to 15 minutes.
  5. Once cooked, allow the pressure to release naturally for 5 minutes, then quick release the pressure, remove the lid and set the pork tenderloin on a cutting board.
  6. Turn the instant pot saute function back on. Spoon out about 1/2 cup of the liquids from the instant pot and whisk in the arrowroot starch. Add the mixture back to the instant pot and stir for 4-5 minutes to allow the rest of the liquid to thicken into a gravy. Once thickened, turn off the instant pot.
  7. Slice the pork tenderloin into medallions and serve topped with gravy and fresh parsley.

Notes

All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Estimations do not include optional ingredients.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 199
  • Fat: 7.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.1g
  • Fiber: 0.2g
  • Protein: 24g