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Brown Pork Tenderloin: Heat up Instant Pot using Sauté More function. Wait until it says HOT (~8 mins). Pat dry, then generously season one side of pork tenderloin with salt + black pepper. Drizzle the inner pot with 1 tbsp unsalted butter or olive oil. Then, brown the seasoned side of pork tenderloin. Season the other side with more salt + black pepper. *Pro Tip: Brown 2 sides of pork tenderloin for 2 mins per side.
Pressure Cook Pork Tenderloin: Set aside the pork. Add 1 cup (250ml) unsalted chicken stock, then deglaze the bottom of the pot. Turn off the heat briefly. In a small bowl, mix 1 tsp (0.5g) dried oregano, 1 tsp (2g) dried sage, 1 tsp (1g) dried rosemary, and 3 (14.6g) finely minced garlic cloves together. Apply Dry Rub to all sides of the browned pork tenderloin, then place pork in Instant Pot. Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 0 minute, then 15 minutes Natural Release. *Note: 0 minute (zero minute) is not a typo! We're using the heat from "Pressurize" Stage & "Depressurize" Stage to cook the pork tenderloin. We tested various pork tenderloin in Instant Pot to find this best cooking time & method. Read the details here*Pro Tip: If your pork tenderloin is thicker than 1.5", increase the natural release time (~5 - 6 minutes per 0.5" of thickness).
Check Pork Internal Temperature: Check pork tenderloin internal temperature at its’ thickest part - it needs to be above 142°F (61°C). *Pro Tip: If the temperature is off by more than 6°F, quickly close the lid, then let the residual heat in Instant Pot to cook the pork for a few more minutes. Remove and place pork on a chopping board. After resting for 3 minutes, slice pork tenderloin in bite-size medallions.*Pro Tip: Pork tenderloin should be slightly pink on the inside.
Bonus - Make Pork Gravy: Mix 2.5 tbsp (22.5g) cornstarch with 3 tbsp (45ml) cold water in a small mixing bowl. Add cornstarch mixture one third at a time to thicken the cooking liquid until desired thickness. Taste & adjust seasoning with more salt or soy sauce.
Serve Pork Tenderloin: You did it!! Your family & guests will enjoy this Mega Juicy, Tender, Flavorful Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin!! Serve immediately & enjoy~ :)