AIP Instapot Pork Tenderloin with pan jus

There are so many things I love about this recipe.  One, I love that it’s cheap.  Two, I love that it’s quick.  Three, I love that it’s cheap.  Four, I love that it’s all one dish so it makes for easy cleanup.  Five, I love that it’s cheap.  Six, it’s easy and juicy. Seven…did I mention cheap?

I think the most common pitfall when folks cook pork tenderloin, is they overcook it.  This cut of pork cooks very quickly, so, when you read the recipe-no, that’s not a typo, 5 minutes on the manual setting is all that it needs.

Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

AIP Instapot Pork Tenderloin

Cheap, simple, juicy pork tenderloin and it's even ready in under 30 minutes.

Course: Dinner, Holiday Meal, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: AIP, Cheap Meal, Instapot, pork, Pork Tenderloin
by: Jen Gault |
  • 2-3 lbs pork tenderloin typically one packaged sleeve will come with two small tenderloins.
  • 2-3 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 3 tsp thyme
  • 2 tsp rubbed sage
  • 1 tsp pepper (optional) this is a stage 1 reintroduction and completely optional.
  • 1 tbsp oil/fat of choice, I used duck fat
  • 1 cup broth of choice, I used homemade bone broth
  1. Remove tenderloins from the package and place on paper towels to dry. When you do this, you will get a better sear on the meat.

  2. Turn your pressure cooker on to the 'saute' function. Add oil/fat of choice. I don't recommend EVOO because of it's low burn point. I used duck fat, but, you could also use bacon fat, avocado oil or even coconut oil.

  3. When your oil is hot, with tongs place tenderloins in your pressure cooker and let sear for 3 or so minutes on each side. Once this is done, remove your tenderloins and set aside.

  4. Add your broth to the pressure cooker and let the bottom of your pan deglaze for 4-5 minutes. I also added some chopped onions that I had leftover from another day, this is optional. But, once deglazed, I blended it with my immersion blender, again, not necessary, I just wanted a smooth sauce.

  5. While your pan is deglazing, season your tenderloins with the remaining seasonings. Don't be shy with the salt...pork dishes LOVE salt.

  6. Add your tenderloins back into your pressure cooker and set to manual, 5 minutes. When the timer goes off, let it naturally release for another 5 minutes. Remove from pressure cooker, let rest for 5 minutes and then serve with the pan jus on the side.


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