I was really on the hunt for a great pork recipe that I could basically just throw in my Instant Pot when I walked in the door after work that was quick but still healthy. With just a little prep work the night before I was able to get dinner on the table in about thirty minutes with some quick side dishes. My Instant Pot Garlic Ginger Soy Pork Tenderloin was the perfect fit!
I had found pork tenderloins on sale, and was dying to try a new marinade recipe that I thought would work out great in the Instant Pot for a quick weeknight meal. These are the smaller pork tenderloins that are sold in a pack of two at the butcher. They are considered the backstrap or filet mignon of the pig. This recipe could be done using pork chops, or a small cut of the larger pork loin. However, if you are using the larger pork loin I would increase the cooking time accordingly. It's even better because it's a dump-and-push start recipe. 🙂
Combine in a measuring cup or small bowl the olive oil, red wine vinegar, reduced sodium soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, molasses, red pepper flakes, pepper, fresh ginger, garlic, and green onions. Whisk together until combined well. Take your pork tenderloins and place them in a plastic bag or container with a tight fitting lid. Pour marinade over them, and place them in the refrigerator overnight or up to 24 hours.
The next morning flip the tenderloins over in the container or plastic bag.
Place the rack that came with your Instant Pot inside the insert, add the chicken broth, marinated pork tenderloins, and remaining marinade to the cooker. Being a frugal cook, I reused the remaining marinade as part of the soon to be sauce. Cook on saute for a few minutes in order to be able to reuse the marinade. The boiling action for about five minutes will kill any bacteria from the raw pork. Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 7 minutes. Once completed release the pressure according to your manufacturers directions.
Remove tenderloins to a plate, and cover with aluminum foil to rest. Remove the rack. Turn the Instant Pot on to saute. Combine cornstarch and water. Slice a few green onions, and add to broth along with the cornstarch slurry. Cook until thickened.
Serve the Instant Pot Garlic Ginger Soy Pork Tenderloin with the gravy along with some green vegetables, and rice or potatoes. It's also great with buttered cauliflower rice or my Delicious Summer Squash Casserole Recipe!
If you love this recipe you may like Instant Pot Sirloin Beef Tips with Mushroom Gravy or Perfect Easy Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Meatballs!
Instant Pot Garlic Ginger Soy Pork Tenderloin
- 2 pork tenderloins the small tenderloin, not the larger pork loin
- 3 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 4 tablespoon reduced sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- ½ teaspoon molasses
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 4 green onions sliced
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 2 tablespoon cornstarch
- ½ cup water
- sliced green onions for serving, optional
- Combine olive oil, red wine vinegar, reduced sodium soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, molasses, red pepper flakes, ginger, garlic, and green onions in a small bowl or measuring cup.
- Place pork tenderloins in a plastic bag or airtight container, and pour marinade over them. Marinate overnight or up to 24 hours.
- Put rack that came with Instant Pot in pot insert. Add marinated pork tenderloins, chicken broth, and remaining marinade to Instant Pot. Turn to saute and cook for about five minutes. Then cook on high pressure for 7 minutes. Once complete, release pressure according to manufacturer's directions.
- Remove pork tenderloins to a plate and cover with aluminum foil. Remove rack from Instant Pot, and set to saute.
- Combine cornstarch and water. Slice additional green onions if desired. Add to Instant Pot and stir until thickened. Serve drizzled over pork.
- Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container for up to one week.
Absolutely gorgeoud! I love that you add in the red pepper flakes for a bit of kick and the flavor profile works beautifully with each other. This looks so moist and juicy, my mouth is watering!
The flavor is super incredible, I hope you enjoy it!
Thanks, I loved the marinade it was very flavorful!
I am excited to try more instant pot dishes. My collection is growing and your pork tenderloin looks amazing!
Thanks, I hope you enjoy it! 🙂
These pork tenderloin is really juicy and perfectly cooked, I like instant pot as it make everything perfect and easy.
I love how the Instant Pot is so reliable when cooking, and it makes it so much easier!
Veena Azmanov says
Pork seasoned with ginger and garlic is definitely a great starting point. I love how this looks, tender and juicy. Saving for later sounds so wonderful.
Thanks, I loved how it turned out so juicy and delicious! Please enjoy!
Lauren @ Delicious Little Bites says
Pork tenderloin is one of my favorite cuts of pork - it's always so good. THis recipe is perfect for those busy weeknights - the sauce is so flavorful!
Definitely a time-saver for a busy weeknight! Marinate the night before and toss it in when you get home! So easy!
The sauce sounds great and the pork looks so juicy and tender! What a delicious meal!
Thanks, we thought it was yummy!
Padmajha Sureshbabu says
The marinade sounds like it might be good on a block of tofu or Indian cottage cheese! I don't have an instant pot but am seeing so many dishes made with it and I might be getting one soon!
The possibilities are endless with this marinade! I think it would be great as a vegan or vegetarian marinade as well!
Camilla Hawkins says
This looks super tasty, garlic, ginger and soy were made for each other and love how quick it is to make in the instant pot!
It was delicious, and so easy!
Valerie Gray (@valmg) says
I love using one of my pressure cookers, it's pretty much the only way I cook now especially in the summer. That pork tenderloin looks like it came out perfectly!
Definitely saves from heating up the kitchen, and the results are delish!
jim m says
Generally I've seen pork tenderloins being sold separately. This says two- what would they weigh? Thanks!
These are the small pork tenderloins that weigh around 2 pounds. Usually, they come two in a pack. They are what would be considered the backstrap or the filet mignon. Although, you could adapt this to work with pork chops or a small piece of the larger pork loin cut. 🙂