Fall has arrived and that means roasts, soups, stews, and other fall flavors! A great alternative to red meat is a pork loin. Weeknight dinners need to be quick and that’s where the Instant Pot comes in! This Instant Pot Pork Loin recipe is easy, healthy, and delicious! Simple ingredients and not a lot of prep work means this recipe will definitely be going into rotation in our house.
Instant Pot Pork Loin Roast
Pork Loin Roast isn’t the same as Pork Tenderloin. The loin is a thicker cut with more fat on top (called a fat cap). Pork tenderloin is a much thinner and leaner cut and tends to dry out more quickly. Both are good sources of lean protein.The times in this recipe are specifically for Instant Pot Pork Loin, not for Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin!
**Cook a 1 1/2 to 2 lb pork tenderloin for 3 minutes in an Instant Pot, with a 10 minute natural release.
What I love about the Instant Pot, besides how quickly you can cook just about everything, is that it is one pot cooking. You can brown the meat, pressure cook, and then use the sauté function again at the end to make a quick and easy sauce. Serve it with a vegetable or salad and dinner is served!
Set your Pot to 20 minutes on “Manual” High Pressure for your Instant Pot Pork Loin
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- 2-2 1/2 pound Pork Loin
- 1 Tablespoon Sea Salt
- 1 Tablespoon Fresh Ground Black Pepper
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons Garlic Powder
- 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 Cup Low Sodium Chicken Broth
- 1 Lemon, Juiced
- 1 Large Onion, Chopped
- Season Pork Loin with Salt, Pepper, and Garlic Powder
- Press Sauté button on your Instant Pot and add the Olive Oil
- When display reads "HOT", add the pork loin.
- Brown for 4 minutes on each side
- Add the onions and cook for 2 minutes
- Add chicken broth and lemon juice to deglaze the pot, scraping up all the brown bits for flavor
- Press the "CANCEL" button on your Instant Pot
- Close and secure the lid. Press the "Manual" button and set for 20 minutes
- It varies, but it will take about 10 minutes for the pot to come to pressure and then it will start counting down from 20.
- When the time is done, your pot will beep. Allow 15 minutes NPR (Natural Pressure Release) and open your pot.
- Remove the pork loin and press "Sauté" button again. Let the sauce cook for 5 minutes.
- Slice the pork loin and spoon sauce over the meat
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Don’t have an Instant Pot yet and confused about which one to get? This is the one that I have and love! Im ready to get a second one so I can make multiple meals at once!
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