Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 16 minutes | Total Time: 21 minutes | Yield: 8 Servings
This will be a perfect weeknight meal – tender and juicy pork tenderloin with a simple balsamic glaze. Mouthwatering dish with a sweet and thick glaze. What not to love?
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 pork tenderloins
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
3 cloves garlic, pressed
1 1/4 c water, divided
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 c light brown sugar, packed
1/4 c balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
Step 1: Mix the salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning in a small bowl. Over the entire tenderloins, rub olive oil and season with seasoning mix.
Step 2: Turn the pressure cooker to the “Saute” mode.
Step 3: Add in the pressed garlic and tenderloins. Cook the meat for about 6 minutes, turning every 1 to 2 minutes until browned.
Step 4: Take the meat out of the pot and pour in a cup of water. Deglaze the bottom of the pot using a wooden spoon scraping up the brown bits of the meat. And press cancel.
Step 5: Add the soy sauce, brown sugar, and balsamic vinegar into the pot. Mix with water. And put the tenderloins back into the Instant Pot.
Step 6: Cover and lock the pot. Ensure that the valve is set to “Sealing”.
Step 7: Cook for about 10 minutes at high pressure. When done, let the food naturally release the pressure for at least 10 minutes before turning the valve to venting and quickly releasing the pressure.
Step 8: Uncover and remove the meat from the pot and onto a cutting board.
Step 9: Set the pot on “saute”.
Step 10: Add the corn starch and the rest of the 1/4 cup cold water in a small bowl. Add this into the pot and continue to cook for another 2 minutes, stirring until thick and bubbly.
Step 11: When ready to serve, slice the pork tenderloins and drizzle over the balsamic glaze.
Use a meat thermometer to check the pork’s internal temperature. It is done once it reads 145 degrees F.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 124 | Total Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0g | Unsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 530mg | Carbohydrates: 15g | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 12g | Protein: 6g