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sliced pork tenderloin with onion gravy

Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin

Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin with savory onion gravy is a quick weekday dinner option that is easy to make and packed with flavor.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
natural pressure release 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 6 servings
Calories 281


  • Instant Pot


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds pork tenderloin (I used two 1-lb tenderloins, trimmed)
  • 2 Tablespoons dry rub
  • 1 medium yellow onion (sliced )
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour


  • Set Instant Pot to sauté mode and add olive oil. Cover tenderloins with the dry rub. When oil is hot, set seasoned tenderloins in the pot and allow to brown by searing 3-5 minutes on each side. Remove from Instant Pot and set aside.
    seared dry rubbed pork tenderloin
  • Add onion slices to Instant Pot. Stir to coat in any remaining oil and as onions release liquid, scrape bottom of pot to release anything that may have stuck. Allow to cook for a few minutes until they start to brown. Add garlic, stir, and allow to cook for another minute.
    sautéed sliced onions in Instant Pot
  • Add chicken broth, Dijon mustard, and apple cider vinegar to the pot and stir to combine. Add seared tenderloins as well as any liquid that may have accumulated.
    instant pot pork tenderloin with gravy
  • Secure and lock lid, then set to high pressure for 3 minutes. It will take a bit of time to get to pressure, but once the three minute timer is done, allow pressure to naturally release for 15 minutes.
    seared pork tenderloin in instant pot
  • Transfer tenderloin to a cutting board and loosely tent with foil. Pour everything else to a bowl or measuring glass and set aside.
  • Set pot back to sauté mode and add butter. Once melted, add flour and continue to whisk while it cooks to create a roux, about 5 minutes. Add all of the liquid with the onions back to the pot and stir well. It should thicken within a minute or so.
    stirring onion gravy with whisk
  • To serve, slice tenderloin and serve with gravy.


  • Cooking time and temperature: Pork is fully cooked when it hits 145°F using an instant read thermometer. This recipe will fully cook the meat, however cooking times can vary based on the size of the tenderloins, starting temperature, and how your Instant Pot performs.
  • Searing tips: If both pork tenderloins can't fit in the pot without crowding, you can sear each of them one at a time.
  • Reheating: Leftovers can be reheated in the microwave at 50% power in 1 minute increments or in the oven at 300°F as long as they are tightly wrapped in foil to keep them moist.


Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 214mg | Potassium: 659mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 157IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2mg