Looking for a delicious and quick dinner recipe? This pork tenderloin is just that. It is cooked in the instant pot and Infused with a delicious maple Dijon sauce. After cooking the sauce is thickened into a nice gravy that drizzled over the pork. The pork is tender, and full of flavor. It’s a hit at our home. This recipe is easy enough for weeknights and when you don’t have a lot of time.
What to serve it with
Like any meat with gravy, we love this served with mashed potatoes. While this is cooking you can quickly whip some up or if you’re low on time you can buy the instant version. We have tried them both and they hit the spot every time. Our family loves to dip the pork tenderloin into the mashed potatoes and gravy. There’s just something nostalgic about doing that.
Our other favorite side with this homey meal are green beans. Whether you empty a can into a sauce pan and dress them up with garlic and onion or make them fresh they’ll be sure to hit the spot as well. Especially if you add a little bacon too!
How it’s made
To start you want to turn your instant pot onto the sauté setting and brown your pork on all sides in the heated oil. The goal is to give it a nice color, not necessarily to cook it. Season with salt and pepper at this time. While your pork is browning, you can combine the Dijon mustard, maple syrup, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and paprika in a small bowl and set aside.
After your pork has browned remove from the heat, turn your instant pot off and set your pork aside. Add the chicken broth to deglaze then pan and remove any brown spots on your pan with a wooden spatula. Then add back your pork and pour the Dijon sauce over top. Place the lid on and cook for 5 minutes followed by a natural release. When your pork is done, remove and let sit for 5 more minutes as it continues to cook.
To make the gravy, turn your instant pot on to the sauté setting. Your sauce will begin to boil. Add your cornstarch slurry and stir well until your sauce has thickened. Then turn your instant pot off, slice your pork tenderloins into medallions and serve the gravy over top.
That’s it. It’s really simple and after you’ve made this a few times you won’t even need a recipe. Just keep in mind that just because it cooks for 5 minutes doesn’t mean it will be done that fast. It will take at least 10 minutes for your instant pot to come to pressure then it will take at least that time for the pressure to release naturally. The best thing about it though is that your instant pot will do all the work.
This home cooked meal will hit the spot. It’s so good, simple, and makes dinner easy. You’ll want to add this kid friendly meal to your rotation. Now let’s get on to the recipe!
Maple Dijon Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin
- Pressure Cooker
- 2 tablespoons oil
- Pork tenderloin
- 1/4 cup dijon
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- salt and pepper
- 1 cup chicken broth
Corn Starch Slurry
- 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 Tablespoon water
- Turn your instant pot on the sautee setting and add the oil. Once the oil has heated, place the pork tenderloin in the bowl and brown the outside.
- While the pork is browning combine the dijon, maple syrup, italian seasoning, garlic powder, and paprika in a small bowl.
- Once the pork has browned on all sides remove from the instant pot and deglaze with the chicken broth. Remove any brown spots on the instant pot with a wooden spoon to keep from burning. Once done press cancel to turn off the sautee setting.
- Add the pork tenderloin back into the instant pot and cover with your dijon mixture and some salt and pepper to taste. Stir the pork tenderloin around coating all sides with the dijon mixture.
- Place the lid on the instant pot and set the timer for 5 minutes followed by a 10 minute natural release. After that, release any remaining pressure. Remove the pork from the instant pot and let rest for 5-10 minutes.