Instant Pot pork tenderloin with soy ginger sauce is juicy, flavorful, and ready in under 25 minutes! Spoon the soy ginger sauce over the pork tenderloin, rice, or veggies. Assemble ahead and freeze in Instant Pot freezer packs for an easy weeknight dinner.
Impromptu and totally unplanned recipe here…I think I said I would be taking a break from Instant Pot recipes for awhile but this soy ginger pork tenderloin was TOO GOOD to keep from you!
We don’t eat pork very often, but if we do, it is always pork tenderloin. Sometimes we grill it but usually we bake it. And today I’m sharing my new favorite way to cook pork tenderloin: in the Instant Pot!!
Not only is it totally juicy and tender, but it cooks in almost no time at all. 5 minutes high pressure with 7 minutes natural pressure release.
Since there’s barely anything in the IP it doesn’t take long to come to pressure. So basically you can have this Instant Pot pork tenderloin with soy ginger sauce on your table in under 25 minutes. WIN!
How to make this Instant Pot pork tenderloin
- mix together six simple ingredients for the soy ginger sauce (you probably have these in your pantry already!)
- cook the pork tenderloin right in the sauce
- remove the tenderloin to rest while you thicken the sauce using the sautee function of the Instant Pot
- spoon the sauce over your Instant Pot pork tenderloin, rice, veggies, and enjoy!
It really is that simple. Woo hoo!
This soy ginger sauce is my new love. It is sticky, sweet, savory and gingery. Kai complained about the chunks of ginger, so if you aren’t a fan of chopped ginger, use a box grater to get them nice and fine.
Not only that, this recipe can be prepped ahead and frozen as Instant Pot freezer packs. Perfect if you are expecting a baby, or helping out a family member who is in need of easy dinners.
Or if you’re just plain busy! Enjoy!
Tips for perfect Instant Pot pork tenderloin with soy ginger sauce:
- I used my 6 quart Instant Pot
- My pork tenderloin was 300 g/ 10 oz; if you are using a larger tenderloin, add a minute or two onto the cook time, or sautee the tenderloin in the sauce for a few minutes after releasing the pressure
- brown sugar may be swapped for maple syrup or honey
- Looking for more Instant Pot recipes? Check out this Honey Sesame Chicken Breast, this Instant Pot Quinoa Enchilada Casserole, and this Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Stew (which also has IP instructions)
- one 300 g/10 oz pork tenderloin
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons ginger finely chopped or grated on a box grater
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- sesame seeds
- green onion
Stir together all the sauce ingredients in the base of your Instant Pot.
Add the pork tenderloin, and close the valve to 'sealed'. Cook on high pressure for 5 minutes, then allow the pressure to naturally release for 7 minutes. If there is any pressure remaining, release it.
Remove the pork tenderloin from the Instant Pot and set aside to rest.
Stir together the cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of cold water, then add to the sauce in the Instant Pot. Press the sautee button and allow to cook, stirring frequently, until thickened.
Using oven mitts, remove the pot from the Instant Pot and set aside so your sauce doesn't burn.
Serve with rice and veggies, spoon the sauce over everything.
For larger pork tenderloin, add 1-2 minutes of cook time.