This Instant Pot pork loin is tender, juicy and very tasty! A sweet and salty garlic and honey sauce makes this easy pork loin recipe something special.
is one of my favorite proteins because it cooks deliciously tender and juicy. Since pork loin is also one of the leanest cuts of meat, it is an excellent protein choice for healthy meals.
My favorite baked pork loin recipe is a staple meal in our house, and this Instant Pot spicy pork loin is another regular in our meal rotation.
Pressure cooking of pork keeps it irresistibly moist. The pork is tender and tasty on its own, but topped with the sweet and salty garlic sauce, it’s absolutely delicious!
The sauce is made with only five simple ingredients. It’s the perfect blend of flavors and so addictive! It is also so delicious drizzled on mashed potatoes or rice.
If you’re like me and love garlic and honey sauce, you’ll also enjoy my family’s favorite Honey Garlic Instant Pot pork chops. And don’t miss one of the best Instant Pot pork recipes of all time: Instant Pot Pulled Pork.
Pork loin cooks quickly, especially when cooked in a pressure cooker. This simple Instant Pot pork loin recipe is ready in 30 minutes, making it perfect for a weekday meal. It’s also special enough to serve for Sunday dinner, especially if you add comforting sides like mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables.
Pork loin vs.
Be sure to use a pork loin in this recipe. A pork loin is a long, round, thin cut of pork that is boneless, lean and tender.
A pork loin (which is sometimes also called roast pork loin or roast pork) is larger and wider than a pork loin and would require additional cooking time. If you have a pork loin, try this Instant Pot pork loin recipe instead.
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with garlic and honey is very easy to make in your instant pot. Here is an overview of the recipe steps. You can find the full recipe at the end of this post.
If you’re new to the Instant Pot kitchen, read my Instant Pot manual to learn how to use your Instant Pot.
Cut the pork loin in
- half across the width so that you have two shorter pieces that fit easily in the instant pot
- with salt and pepper
- Heat the olive oil in the Instant Pot using the stir-fry function
- Seal the pork, about 2-3 minutes per side, until golden brown. This step adds flavor to the finished dish. Transfer the pork to a clean plate and turn off the pot.
- Deglaze the pot by pouring 1/2 cup of water and scraping the pieces stuck to the bottom of the pot. This step is important to avoid the recording message.
- Add the remaining ingredients of the sauce to the pot: soy sauce, honey, garlic and fresh ginger. Put the pork in the bottom of the instant pot with the sauce.
- Close the lid, turn the valve to the sealing position, and pressure cook at high pressure
- Let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then quickly release any remaining pressure.
- Remove the pork from the pot and let it rest on a clean cutting board.
- Thicken the sauce by stirring a mixture of cornstarch and water in the sauce of the pot. Then cook sautéed for 2-3 minutes until thickened.
- Cut the pork loin and serve with the garlic and honey sauce.
. Season pork
for 4 minutes.
How long to cook pork loin in the instant pot Pork loin
cooks quickly and requires only 4 minutes of high-pressure pressure cooking to cook. Pork will start cooking when you brown it using the stir-fry feature, so if you decide to skip the browning step, you may want to add an extra minute or two of pressure cooking time.
pressure cooking, the best way to tell if the pork is ready is to check the internal temperature with an instant-reading thermometer. The USDA recommends that you cook pork loin to an internal temperature of at least 145°F and then let the pork rest for at least 3 minutes before serving. At this temperature, pork may be a little pink in between. If, like me, you’d rather have your pork a little more done, 155°F is a good temperature to aim for.
If your pork is not cooked after pressure cooking, you can finish cooking it by leaving it in the instant pot and activating the stir-fry function until the pork reaches 145°F.
Can frozen pork loin be used?
You can use a frozen pork loin in this recipe. You will skip the golden step because frozen meat will not seal well. Put the frozen pork loin ingredients and sauce in the instant pot. Cook under pressure at high pressure for 13 minutes and then let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes.
Alternatively, you can partially thaw the pork loin by placing it in cold water (keep it in its packaging or put it in a zippered bag) for 10-15 minutes. Once thawed the outside of the pork you can brown it sautéed in the Instant Pot. Then pressure cook for about 10 minutes at high pressure, followed by a natural release of 10 minutes. The exact cooking time will depend on how frozen the pork is.
What to serve with Instant Pot Pork
loin Instant Pot mashed potatoes or
- Crock Pot mashed
- instant rice
- Honey Roasted Potatoes
- Sweet potatoes Instant Pot
- Roasted carrots Roasted
- or instant pot green beans
potatoes Brown rice or
- recipes Instant pot stuffed peppers
- Chicken thighs
- Instant Pot Spaghetti
- Instant Pot Pot Pot Roast