Easy Instant Pot Pork Loin Dinner in minutes not hours!
You’ll love this Easy Instant Pot Pork Loin Dinner recipe! It’s a simple and scrumptious dinner you can make any night of the week.
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When it comes to cooking meals, you cannot go wrong with an Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. These nifty devices can help you complete a meal faster than almost any other cooking method. For me, there’s almost no meal that’s more comforting than instant pot pork loin. I’ve always made it in a slow cooker with vegetables for an easy weeknight dinner, or as pulled pork for yummy sliders. (You might also like this Slow Cooker Pork and Apples Recipe). Instant pot pork tenderloin is one of those meals my mom always makes, so it just feels like home. And this recipe tastes heavenly! Talk about a one-pot meal, this is about as easy as it gets, but it’s a hearty meal that feels like Sunday Supper, even on a Monday night!
Owning an instant pot has been one of the best investments for my kitchen. Serving supper never got easier with recipes like this pork loin instant pot recipe. I love how easy it is to create a delicious meal for my family in just minutes. Pork tenderloin is high in protein and low in fat. I often choose pork tenderloin because it’s a rich source of Vitamin B as well as zinc & selenium. For people who want to increase protein while lowering fat consumption, this pork loin instant pot is the perfect option for you.
Instant Pot Pork Loin Shopping List:
2 lbs natural pork loin (I used 2 1lb pieces)
2 packets of brown gravy
10-12 golden potatoes
Items You May Need
Here are a few items you may need for creating this recipe:
- Instant Pot
- Serving dishes and utensils
- Dish to place the instant pot pork loin dinner in after cooked
- Instant Pot inner pot
- Instant Pot Sealing Ring
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When a food option is considered rich in nutrients, it must contain at least 20% of the recommended daily allowance. I highly recommend instant pot pork loin as a good choice meat for family meals because it has 22 grams of protein per 3-oz serving, an excellent source for Vitamin B-12 which is not found in plant-based foods, and 2 milligrams of zinc per 3oz serving. When selecting the perfect piece of meatfor this instant pot pork loin meal, be sure to pick a chunk of meat that isn’t pre-seasoned as that will increase the sodium content significantly. You can season your instant pot pork loin with the tips I have within my step-by-step recipe below. So what are you waiting for? Is it about time for supper yet? Gather up the ingredients and follow my step-by-step instructions to create a scrumptious meal for your family this evening.
Tips & Tricks for Using Your Instant Pot
- Use saute button for an option to cook something just as you would in a skillet or pan on the stovetop.
- Use 1/2 cup of liquid in the inner pot when pressure cooking to pressurize the unit.
- You can use the adjust button to make the preset options hotter or cooler in your instant pot.
- When opting to use the manual instant pot button plan to cook your instant pot pork loin meal 10-15 minutes longer.
- Make sure the pressure valve on your instant pot is set to “sealing” when pressure cooking so it can reach appropriate pressure.
- DO NOT open the instant pot when it’s set in manual or pressure mode after 10 seconds or you’ll get a face full of steam.
- DO NOT forget to purchase a secondary Instant Pot Inner Cooking and sealing ring for your instant pot.
Easy Instant Pot Pork Loin Dinner
Easy Instant Pot Pork Loin Dinner
- 2 lbs natural pork loin I used 2 1lb pieces
- 2/3 cup finely chopped onion
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2-1/2 cups chicken stock
- 2 packets of brown gravy
- 10-12 golden potatoes peeled
- fresh thyme
- salt & pepper to taste
On your instant pot, set the sauté setting to high, then add the olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the finely chopped onions. Season with salt and pepper and fresh thyme.
Cover with the standard pot lid and allow the onions to cook until translucent, stirring occasionally. Cook a little longer until the onions are golden brown, then add the chicken stock.
Cut the potatoes in half and place them into the stock in one layer. Place the pork loins on top and season with additional salt, pepper, and thyme.
Twist on the locking lid and set the steam valve to sealing and then cancel the sauté setting. Select manual mode for 8 minutes of high pressure.
When the Instant Pot beeps, carefully lay a clean cloth over the top of the lid and then release the pressure from the pot manually.
Select Cancel to end the cooking time. Remove the meat and potatoes and let rest for a few minutes while you make the quick gravy.
Choose the sauté setting on high. Pour the two packets of gravy mix into the cooking liquid still in the pot. Whisk until smooth and cook until the mixture thickens. Be sure turn off the instant pot.
Arrange the potatoes and pork on a platter and pour the gravy over the top. Season with fresh thyme, if desired.
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What herbs go well with pork loin?
There are quite a few herbs that go well with pork loin. I opted to go with thyme because I think it’s a great mix for this instant pot pork loin recipe. The best herbs to select from when making your own pork loin recipe is dill, garlic, rosemary, sage, fennel, cumin or curry powder. If you’re making this recipe in the fall, it’s great to mix some cloves and apples with pork loin for that seasonal flavor. When you want a little kick, choose cumin or Chile powder to go with your pork loin.
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