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Garlic Dijon Whole30 Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin (Paleo, Keto)

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.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Instant Pot pressurizing & depressurizing time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Garlic dijon pork tenderloin, How to cook pork tenderloin in the instant pot, keto pork tenderloin recipe, Pork tenderloin in the instant pot, whole30 instant pot recipes, whole30 pork recipes, whole30 pork tenderloin
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 209kcal


  • 2 tbsp ghee or your favorite cooking oil, separated
  • 1 lb pork tenderloin about 1½-2 inches thick
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup bone broth or chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme plus more for garnish
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot starch
  • 1 tbsp water


  • 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.


Serving: 1serving - makes 3 | Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 429mg | Potassium: 485mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 48IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg