Creamy and tender garlic dijon Whole30 Instant Pot pork tenderloin that’s perfect for a weeknight meal! It’s also paleo and keto, and comes together quickly and easily.
I’ve only recently mastered how to cook pork tenderloin in the Instant Pot and it’s been a game changer. Not only is it super easy and quick, it’s a foolproof way to cook pork tenderloin so it doesn’t overcook. Overcooking this cut of meat can result in a tough and chewy texture that’s not ideal.
Garlic Dijon Whole30 Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin Recipe
This keto and Whole30 pork tenderloin is cooked in a tangy garlic dijon sauce that’s so addicting and delicious. The sauce is then simmered until thickened to pour over the meat just before serving. It’s such a comforting meal to serve with roasted veggies or over mashed potatoes or cauliflower.
How to Cook Pork Tenderloin in the Instant Pot
Cooking pork tenderloin in the Instant Pot is easy and always comes out tender without getting tough or chewy. Here’s how to cook this Whole30 pork tenderloin:
- Turn on the Instant Pot to SAUTÉ and add ghee. Season the pork tenderloin with salt and pepper, then sear the widest 2 sides of the pork for 2 minutes each until browned. Remove the pork and set aside.
- Add more ghee, then sauté garlic until fragrant. Add bone broth and let it come to a simmer while deglazing the bottom of the pot.
- Turn off the Instant Pot, then add dijon mustard, coconut aminos, and fresh thyme. Stir together, then add the pork back in.
- Close the lid, then set the Instant Pot on MANUAL for 0 minutes. Once it beeps to a finish, naturally release pressure for 15 minutes.
- Remove the pork from the pot and let it rest for 5 minutes.
- While the pork is resting, thicken the sauce: Turn the Instant Pot back on to SAUTÉ. Whisk together arrowroot starch and water in a separate bowl, before adding into the sauce. Let the sauce simmer until thickened to your liking.
- Slice the pork into medallions. It should be slightly pink inside. If you want to cook it more, add the medallions into the sauce and simmer for a few more minutes until cooked to your liking.
- Serve the medallions drizzled with the thickened garlic dijon sauce!
Additional Notes For This Garlic Dijon Pork Tenderloin
- Make sure to use pork TENDERLOIN and not pork loin. They are 2 different cuts and pork loin is wider and flatter. They are cooked differently.
- If you don’t have arrowroot starch, you can use tapioca starch instead to make the roux to thicken the garlic dijon sauce. If you aren’t paleo or doing the Whole30, cornstarch will also work.
- This Whole30 and keto pork tenderloin recipe uses a cut of meat about 1.5-2 inches thick. If you are using a thicker cut, you can extend the depressurizing time by 5 minutes for 20 minutes total.
- When pressure cooking the pork tenderloin in the Instant Pot, setting the time to 0 minute is correct. The pork will cook while the Instant Pot builds pressure then depressurizes.
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Garlic Dijon Whole30 Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin (Paleo, Keto)
- Turn the Instant Pot on to SAUTÉ and add 1 tbsp of ghee to the liner as it heats up.
- Sprinkle the pork tenderloin all over with salt and pepper.
- Once the Instant Pot indicates that it's "hot", add the meat and sear for 2 minutes. Flip and brown the other side for 2 more minutes.
- Remove the pork from the Instant Pot and set aside.
- Add 1 tbsp of ghee to the Instant Pot, then add minced garlic. Cook for 1 minute until fragrant.
- Add bone broth, let it come to boil, then scrape the bottom of the pot with wooden spoon to deglaze.
- Turn off the Instant Pot, and stir in dijon mustard, coconut aminos, and thyme.
- Add the pork tenderloin.
- Close the lid, set the pressure valve to "sealing," then cook on MANUAL for 0 minutes. The pork will cook while the Instant Pot pressurizes then depressurizes.
- Once the Instant Pot beeps to a finish, release pressure naturally for 15 minutes before opening the pressure valve. Open the lid.
- Remove the pork from the Instant Pot, leave the sauce, and rest the meat for 5 minutes.
- While the pork is resting, turn the Instant Pot on to SAUTÉ.
- In small bowl, whisk together arrowroot starch and water. Pour into the Instant Pot.
- Simmer the sauce for 4-5 minutes until thickened to your liking.
- Slice the pork into medallions. It should be slightly pink inside. If it's too raw for your liking, add to the simmering sauce for a few minutes until cooked through.
- Serve pork medallions drizzled with the thickened garlic dijon sauce.
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