Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Rosemary

Steph Wagner

November 1, 2019

Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Rosemary

FoodCoachMe Members Recipe for Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Rosemary

Bariatric Friendly, Fall Recipe

 

Pork Tenderloin and Apples

Who knew this combination was so fantastic? It’s been years since I first made a pork and apple recipes in my slow cooker. I added fresh thyme, apples and carrots and was amazing how tender and delicious the pork tasted.

Here is that first recipe and below it is an oven baked pork chops and apple recipe I’ve made since then:

Pork Chop with Sweet Apples | Bariatric Recipes | FoodCoach.Me

Just a little bit of soft apple with the bite is all you need, which means most of the time I don’t eat all the carbohydrates from the apples. I’ve made varieties with rosemary, thyme, red onion and carrots. I have found once you have pork and apples together, you can get creative with the other aromas and vegetables.

Pressure Cooker and Pork

Pork tenderloin was one of the harder meats for me to learn in my pressure cooker. Because it so easily becomes dry and the appropriate temperature is lower than other meats (145 F is acceptable compared to 165 for poultry) I would often over or under-cook as I learned pressure cooking times.

For this particular recipe, I used the STEW function on my Instant Pot®. Their website lists the stew function as “best for cooking large cuts of meat at high pressure.” It also says use the normal mode for a very tender meat texture, which is what I choose. (Read more about IP settings here)

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FoodCoachMe Members Recipe for Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Rosemary

Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Rosemary

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Pressure Cooker
Keyword: Dairy Free, Instant Pot
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 209
Author: Steph Wagner
Cost: $1.64 per serving
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Equipment

  • Pressure Cooker

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean pork tenderloin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion sliced
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 14 oz chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp dried rosemary crushed
  • 1 medium Fuji or Gala apple sliced

Instructions

  • Put pressure cooker on Saute Function. Meanwhile season the pork with salt and pepper. Add oil to pot. Brown both sides of pork. Add sliced onion and remove pork to a plate for the moment.
  • Saute onion for 3 minutes. Stir occasionally. Stir in apple cider and dijon mustard until combined. Add chicken broth and scrape all browned bits from the bottom of the pot.
  • Return pork to the pot. Add apple and rosemary. Hit cancel on the screen and then select "Stew" for 15 minutes.
  • Allow to naturally release 10 minutes then open pot. Slice the pork and serve with the softened apple and onion.

Nutrition

Serving: 3oz | Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 731mg | Potassium: 621mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Rosemary
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 209 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 74mg25%
Sodium 731mg32%
Potassium 621mg18%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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