You will love this Balsamic Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin Recipe. It tastes amazing and people will think you spent a ton of time making it. It is a perfect meal anytime of the week.

Close up image of pork tenderloin with balsamic glaze.

Instant Pot Balsamic Pork Tenderloin Recipe:

We love having pork at our house. Pork Tenderloin is one of our favorites and we have it about 2-3 times a month. Sometimes we have a hard time making it because it comes out dry. We make sure not to overcook it to prevent this.

But then we started making it in the Instant Pot. The pork comes out so tender and full of flavor that it is the only way we cook it now.

The balsamic glaze really makes this tenderloin so don’t even think about skipping it! The tangy vinegar, sweet brown sugar and splash of soy sauce come together for a glaze that is simply out of this world!

Perfect Weeknight Dinner!

We love using our Pressure Cooker. Using this cooking method has been a game changer for our family to get dinner on the table quickly. This recipe is perfect for the instant pot. Pressure Cooking cooks quickly and the meat comes out perfectly.

If you need an instant pot, Amazon has several on sale here. I absolutely love mine. I have the larger one and it’s perfect.

If you only have a slow cooker, you can make Crock Pot Balsamic Pork Tenderloin and it still taste amazing. You will come home and your house will smell amazing.

Close up image of pork tenderloin with balsamic glaze.

Can I use a Pork Loin instead?

Yes you can. We have used a pork loin before and it turned perfectly. It is bigger in size and has more fat. But you cook it the same way.

You can also put a pork loin in the oven or in the slow cooker. Using any of these cookers gives you the same great flavor.

Close up image of ingredients for balsamic pork tenderloin.

Ingredients:

  • Pork tenderloin
  • Brown sugar
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Soy sauce
  • Water – You can also use chicken broth.
  • Corn starch
  • Salt and Pepper

How to make Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin:

  • Place pork tenderloin in the instant pot.
  • Whisk together soy sauce, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, water, cornstarch and salt and pepper in a small mixing bowl.
    I will also add in a little garlic powder as I really like the flavor it adds.
  • Pour this mixture over the top of the pork tenderloin in the instant pot.
  • Add the lid and set to sealing.
  • Press the manual button and set the pressure to 12 minutes (based on the size of your pork tenderloin).
  • Once cooking cycle is done, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes before quick releasing the steam.
  • Remove the the pork tenderloin from the crock pot. Let it rest for about 10 minutes. Then you can slice and serve.
  • Brush or drizzle the pork tenderloin with the sauce from the instant pot and serve immediately.
Close up image of balsamic pork tenderloin in process.

How long to cook Pork Tenderloin in the Instant Pot:

Cooking times will vary based on the size of pork tenderloin that you are cooking. But I usually set the timer to around 12 minutes and then do natural release for 10 minutes.

You want to make sure that the internal cooking temperature reaches to about 145 degrees on the thickest part. Then I would allow to rest for about 5 minutes before slicing.

How do you make Balsamic Pork Tenderloin in the oven:

Until we started using the instant pot on a regular basis, I would always cook my tenderloin in the oven. I would prepare my glaze indicated.

Then I would preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Then I would place in the oven that is covered in foil for about 18-20 minutes. I then make sure that my pork tenderloin reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees before slicing.

Close up image of pork tenderloin with balsamic glaze.

Is your Pork Tenderloin frozen?

If you pork tenderloin is frozen, no worries. That is one of the main things I love about the instant pot is that you can place your frozen meat in the instant pot and cook.

You will need to increase your time to about 10 minutes per pound.

What do you serve with Pork Tenderloin?

Pork Tenderloin can be served with steamed broccoli or mashed potatoes. Carrots, Cauliflower or a nice big salad would pair nicely with this Balsamic Pork Tenderloin. Macaroni and cheese or garlic mashed potatoes are some of my favorites.

I always make sure we have a slice of garlic bread or a dinner roll.

Recipes Tips:

  • Make sure you let the pork tenderloin rest after cooking for about 10-15 minutes. This will make it extra juicy and flavorful.
  • Having a meat thermometer to ensure your pork tenderloin is done. I like to use this anytime I cook meat.
  • The balsamic glaze can be used on different cuts of pork such as roast and loin. You can also use it for other meats like chicken or steak.
  • Some people use olive oil to brown the pork prior to putting in the instant pot. But I have done both ways, and I usually just put it in the instant pot without browning it.
Close up image of Pork Tenderloin with balsamic glaze.

How to store leftovers:

Storing your leftovers is very easy to do. You can store in the refrigerate up to 4 days. Be sure to put in airtight container.

How to Freeze Pork Tenderloin

You can also freeze your leftover pork tenderloin. Be sure that it has cooled down and then place in a freezer safe container for up to 3 months.

Once you are ready to heat up, thaw the meat and heat in the oven.

We also like to make individual lunches for us. We love this Balsamic Pork Tenderloin leftover. The balsamic glaze marinates in the meat overnight which enhances the flavor.

Print your Balsamic Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin recipe below:

Balsamic Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin Recipe

4.7 from 13 votes
Try Pork Tenderloin Pressure Cooker Recipe for an amazing meal in minutes.The glaze on Instant pot balsamic pork tenderloin recipe is so tasty.Try it today!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Instant Pot, Main Course
Calories 361
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs. Pork tenderloin
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • Place pork tenderloin in the instant pot.
  • Whisk together all the other ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
  • Pour this mixture over the top of the pork tenderloin in the instant pot.
  • Add the lid and set to sealing.
  • Press the manual button and set the pressure to 12 minutes (based on the size of your pork tenderloin).
  • Once cooking cycle is done, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes before releasing the steam.
  • Remove the the pork tenderloin from the crock pot and slice.
  • Brush or drizzle the pork tenderloin with the sauce from the instant pot and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Note: If you want your sauce to be thicker, remove the pork and switch the instant pot to the sauté setting.  Stir together 1 Tbsp of Cornstarch and 2 Tbsp of water together in a small bow.  Whisk this cornstarch slurry into the instant pot and cook until the sauce has thickened to your preference.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 361kcal, Carbohydrates 22g, Protein 48g, Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 147mg, Sodium 850mg, Potassium 945mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 19g, Vitamin A 6IU, Calcium 36mg, Iron 3mg

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  1. How many minute do u cook a pork tenderloin in a power pressure cooker if i use meat tenderizer n beef broth in it

  2. This was a great and simple meat recipe to make!! Love those type!! The sauce totally brought it to greatness!! Thinking I might use that sauce recipe on other dishes as well. The pork was very tender also. I will be fixing this again for sure!! Thanks for the recipe!!

  3. Holly – Sorry about the confusion. We are updating this recipe and we now cook the sauce in the instant pot as we like that better! Thank you!

  4. 5 stars
    Can I have the old recipe back? My family loved it with the sauce separate and I could make the sauce for other things that way as well.

  5. Hi Kimberly, the sauce was made from the ingredients that are now being added to the Instant pot. Just don’t add them in the instant pot and heat them in a sauce pan to create the sauce and just add the water only with the tenderloin in the instant pot.

  6. This was so easy! I would have used less water in the recipe but I saw your suggestion to add the cornstarch slurry to the liquid in the pot. Thank you!

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