Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin with Dijon Sauce

This Instant Pot Dijon Pork Tenderloin is a flavorful, easy dinner that comes together in just minutes. Perfect for weeknight dinners or entertaining.

A platter of Dijon Pork Tenderloin piled on mashed potatoes and roasted broccoli on the side.

Now that I’m in the trenches of keeping four small humans, two of whom are newborns, alive all the time, dinner has become a bit…challenging. I’m doing my best to create and find recipes that are satisfying, wholesome, and healthy, can all be whipped up in a matter of minutes, and all one handed since I probably have a baby in the other arm. I know, unicorn recipes don’t actually exist.

Except now they do. Or at least this one does. That all feels grammatically very incorrect. What can I say, I’m a tad bit sleep deprived.

Back to this Instant Pot Dijon Pork Tenderloin recipe, aka the unicorn recipe. Flavorful and filling, and absolutely delicious. Easy to whip up in a matter of minutes, and tasty and fancy enough that you could serve it to company if you wanted to. I like to serve it with

A close up of Dijon Pork Tenderloin piled on mashed potatoes and roasted broccoli on the side.

Tips for cooking Pork Tenderloin in the Instant Pot

  • First, you’ll obviously need an Instant Pot or pressure cooker of some kind that also has a saute/sear setting. This is the 8 quart Instant Pot that I have, but this recipe could easily be made in a 6 quart version also.
  • Don’t overcook the pork! I know 4 minutes doesn’t seem long enough, but I promise it’ll give you the most tender pork tenderloin you’ve ever had. If your tenderloins are over 2 pounds each, add an extra minute.
  • If the pieces of meat vary significantly in size, remove the smaller one from the pot and allow the larger piece to continue searing for a couple of extra minutes.
  • After searing and before sealing to pressure cook, deglaze the bottom of the pan by whisking as you pour in a cup of chicken stock. if you leave large bits of meat stuck to the bottom or don’t have at least a cup of liquid, you’ll get a Burn error notice during the pressure cooking phase.
  • Be sure to account for the time the Instant Pot takes to come to pressure. This can take an additional 5-20 minutes, depending on the temperature, contents, etc. of your pot.
  • After the four minutes of cooking time has ended, do a quick release by turning the valve on the lid to venting. A large cloud of steam will come out, and I like to put a towel over it to protect the cabinets and make it quieter. DO NOT remove the lid until the pressure pin (a small button next to the valve) can easily be pushed down.
A platter of Dijon Pork Tenderloin piled on mashed potatoes and roasted broccoli on the side.

Recipe Notes

  • I used white wine for these photos, but I’ve made the sauce with red wine also and it’s just as delicious, so use whatever you have and prefer. The red wine has a stronger flavor, while the white makes the Dijon shine a bit more–It’s entirely up to you what to use!
  • Or, if you prefer to skip the wine altogether, you can sub in either dry white cooking wine or more broth.
  • I like to serve this over mashed potatoes, but you can also use rice. It’s equally delicious!
  • This recipe is both gluten and dairy free!
A platter of Dijon Pork Tenderloin piled on mashed potatoes and roasted broccoli on the side.

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A platter of Dijon Pork Tenderloin piled on mashed potatoes and roasted broccoli on the side.

Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin with Dijon Sauce


  • Author: Rebecca Neidhart
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15-25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 68 servings 1x

Description

This Instant Pot Dijon Pork Tenderloin is a flavorful, easy dinner that comes together in just minutes.


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Ingredients

  • 2 pork tenderloins, 1.5-2 lbs each
  • 23 Tbsp. olive oil
  • Coarse ground sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable stock, divided
  • 1 cup wine, red or white
  • 3 Tbsp. dijon mustard
  • 23 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, finely diced

Instructions

Put the olive oil in the Instant Pot and turn it on to the Saute setting. While the oil heats, pats the tenderloins dry and sprinkle both sides generously with sea salt and pepper. When the oil it hot (it should run very quickly across the bottom of the pot when you tilt it, and look thinner/more runny than cold oil). Use a pair of long tongs to carefully place each tenderloin in the hot oil and allow it to sear for 5-7 minutes, or until it is lightly browned. Flip the meat and allow the second side to cook until it’s equally browned. Remove the tenderloins and set them aside on a plate. Take one cup of the chicken stock and pour it into the Instant Pot while whisking to remove any stuck bits of meat. Place the meat back in the pot, put the lid on with the valve turned to sealing, and set it to cook on high pressure for 4 minutes. While the meat is cooking, make the sauce by whisking together the 1/2 cup of the chicken stock, wine, dijon mustard, cornstarch, and garlic. Set it aside until the meat is ready. When it has finished cooking, do a quick release by turning the valve on the lid to release. Once the pressure indicator has gone down, remove the lid and once again take out the meat. Put the pot back on the sear setting and pour the sauce in. Allow it to bubble and cook, stirring occasionally, until it has thickened, about 3-5 minutes. Slice the pork tenderloins, then pour the sauce over them. Serve with rice or mashed potatoes.


Notes

  • If there are large pieces stuck, you may get a burning error notice on your IP, so be sure to get any stuck bits of meat off the bottom of the pan before pressure cooking.
  • You can use a red or white wine appropriate for cooking, whichever you prefer. I used a white wine in the pictures, but a red wine has a stronger flavor and darker sauce.
  • I like to serve this over mashed potatoes, but you can also use rice. It’s equally delicious!
  • Category: Instant Pot Main Dishes
  • Method: Pressure Cooking
  • Cuisine: Main Courses

Keywords: Instant Pot Dinner, Pork Tenderloin, Instant Pot Pork

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