Instant Pot Honey Balsamic Pork Tenderloin
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 5 minutes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes
This shredded or sliced pork tenderloin is magical! It cooks up quick in the Instant Pot and the end result is a tender, juicy, melt in your mouth meal. The sauce is so rich and delicious and the meal is the easiest kind there is! Make this for a busy weeknight, or for your friends and family who come to enjoy a meal with you. We hope you love it!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 2 - lb(s) pork tenderloin
  • 1/2 - cup(s) hot water**
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 - cup(s) honey
  • 1/2 - cup(s) balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 - cup(s) brown sugar
  • 1/2 - cup(s) chicken broth
  • 2 - Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 - tsp minced garlic
  • 2 - tsp minced onion
  • Side: - dinner rolls**
  • Side: - veggies**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the honey, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, chicken broth, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, and minced onion.
  2. Place the pork tenderloin with the hot water into the electric pressure cooker insert and season with salt and pepper. Pour the prepared sauce on and around the pork tenderloin.
  3. Steam valve: Sealing.
  4. Cook on: Manual/High for 55 minutes.
  5. Release: Natural or Quick.
  6. Once finished cooking, slice or shred the pork with 2 forks and mix into the sauce.
  7. Prepare veggies.
  8. Warm the dinner rolls.
  9. Serve Instant Pot Honey Balsamic Pork Tenderloin with dinner rolls and veggies.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

    To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie in a round bowl/dish, add the following ingredients:

    • 2 lb. pork tenderloin
    • Salt and pepper
    • 1 1/2 cups honey
    • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
    • 1/4 cup brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup chicken broth
    • 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
    • 2 tsp minced garlic
    • 2 tsp minced onion

    Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

    Freeze & Thaw Instructions

    Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before adding contents of bag plus water to electric pressure cooker insert. Pressure cook as directed.

    Special notes

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    Add 5-10 minutes of pressure cooking time, if cooking from completely frozen or mostly frozen. Note that preheat time and release time may vary by appliance.

    Dairy-Free Modifications

    Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

    Gluten-Free Modifications

    Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

    Printable Label Recipe Title

    Instant Pot Honey Balsamic Pork Tenderloin

    Printable Label Instructions

    Thaw, add hot water to Instant Pot and then add contents of baggie. Cook on high pressure for 55 minutes with sealed valve; then natural release. Once cooked, slice or shred pork and mix into sauce.
    Serve with dinner rolls and veggies.

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