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Instant Pot Apple Cider Pork Loin

This instant pot apple cider pork loin is one of the most simple pork recipes! Tender pork in an apple cider, brown sugar rub. Leftover drippings become an easy, tangy gravy that comes together quickly in the instant pot after cooking. Clean up is a breeze and the recipe takes about 30 minutes start to finish! A perfect fall dinner for busy weeknights or a cozy night in.

sliced pork tenderloin covered in gravy

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Highlights of this apple cider pork loin:

  • Tender pork every time
  • Easy clean up
  • Family favorite
  • Budget friendly recipe
  • Handful of ingredients
  • Drippings become an easy gravy
  • Done in less than 30 minutes
  • Perfect comfort food
  • Great option for busy night or special occasions
raw pork tenderloin rubbed in brown sugar mix

Pork tenderloin gets rubbed in an easy brown sugar mix before cooking!

Quick Steps for this easy instant pot recipe:

  • Mix up spice rub
  • Rub pork
  • Add everything to instant pot
  • Pressure cook
  • Remove pork, let rest
  • Make gravy out of dripping
  • Slice pork
  • Serve topped with gravy

Tools I used for this busy weeknight recipe:

  • Instant Pot Pressure Cooker – A versatile counter top appliance perfect for quickly cooking this pork tenderloin! My favorite electric pressure cooker.
  • Wooden Spoon – the perfect utensil for cooking in a instant pot base
  • Maldon Salt – my favorite for seasoning the pork
  • Ceramic Serving Platter – my favorite platter for serving family style!
apple cider pork tenderloin topped with gravy

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Grocery Store List & Substitutions:

  • Boneless pork tenderloin (could substitute pork chops or a pork loin roast, cooking time will need to be adjusted)
  • Dark brown sugar
  • Kosher Salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Chili powder
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Chicken broth (could substitute vegetable stock or beef stock)
  • All-purpose flour
easy gravy made from dripping

Make drippings into an easy gravy for a delicious meal!

How do you cook a pork tenderloin without drying it out?

Pressure cooking the pork tenderloin in the instant pot helps retain moisture and keep the pork from drying out. This pork cooks in a mixture of chicken stock and apple cider vinegar keeping it extra moist. Serving with the easy gravy also helps add extra moisture.

What are the health benefits of apple cider vinegar?

Full of probiotics and good for you bacteria, apple cider vinegar can do a ton of things. It can boost weight loss and healthy cholesterol, fermentation makes this a powerful antioxidant, it can boost healthy blood sugar, and it can also boost acid in the stomach.

Serve this easy savory dish with these easy side dishes…

Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette

Easy Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

Simple Glazed Carrots

Easy Potato Au Gratin

Instructions for this easy recipe:

  • In a small bowl combine the brown sugar, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and chili powder. Stir to combine. Rub on pork.
  • In the base of an instant pot or pressure cooker, combine the seasoned pork tenderloin, apple cider vinegar, and stock. Secure the lid onto the pressure cooker. Turn on instant pot, select “Pressure Cook” setting, set to “high pressure” for 18-20 minutes*, and start.
  • Once the timer has expired and the pork has finished cooking, release pressure naturally. Use meat thermometer to check the pork is done, pork should reach an internal temperature of 155 degrees F. once done. Transfer pork to a cutting board and allow to rest.
  • While pork rests, whisk flour into the remaining drippings while still warm. If the gravy is too thick, thin with a little stock. If too thin, allow to cook down for a couple of minutes. Adjust seasoning as needed.
  • Serve pork sliced with gravy. Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.

Instant Pot Apple Cider Pork Tenderloin

5 from 1 vote
Course: Dinner
Keyword: apple cider pork, instant pot recipes, pork tenderloin, Weeknight Meals
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 267kcal
Author: The Hearty Life
Cost: $
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Equipment:

Ingredients: 

  • 1 1/2 – 2 lbs. Boneless pork tenderloin
  • 1/2 cup Dark brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tsp Kosher salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Chili powder
  • 1/4 cup Apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup All-purpose flour

Instructions:

  • In a small bowl combine the brown sugar, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and chili powder. Stir to combine. Rub on pork.
  • In the base of an instant pot or pressure cooker, combine the seasoned pork tenderloin, apple cider vinegar, and stock. Secure the lid onto the pressure cooker. Turn on instant pot, select "Pressure Cook" setting, set to "high pressure" for 18-20 minutes*, and start.
  • Once the timer has expired and the pork has finished cooking, allow the pressure to release naturally. The pork should temp at 155 degrees F. once done. Remove from instant pot and allow to rest.
  • While pork rests, whisk flour into the remaining drippings while still warm. If the gravy is too thick, thin with a little stock. Adjust seasoning as needed.
  • Serve pork sliced with gravy. Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.

Nutrition:

Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 267 kcal | Carbohydrates: 24 g | Protein: 33 g | Fat: 4 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 0.03 g | Cholesterol: 99 mg | Sodium: 896 mg | Potassium: 680 mg | Fiber: 0.3 g | Sugar: 18 g | Vitamin A: 99 IU | Vitamin C: 0.1 mg | Calcium: 27 mg | Iron: 2 mg

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