This is a great main dish of pork tenderloin that you can make easily using your Instant Pot. It’s so flavorful and guaranteed to be juicy and never dry!
This delicious pressure cooker recipe is also very quick and will be ready to eat in only 20 minutes! Easy enough to make on a busy weeknight, yet impressive enough to serve at a weekend dinner party. Instant Pot Pork Roast might just be the perfect meal!
Can I Use Fresh Parsley?
Yes—here are a few tips to keep in mind when substituting fresh herbs for dried:
-Since dried herbs are more potent, use about 3 times as many fresh herbs as you would dried herbs (so for this recipe, use 3 teaspoons minced parsley instead of 1 teaspoon)
-While dried herbs can be added at the beginning, most fresh herbs (parsley, for example) should be added just before serving to maintain their bright, fresh flavor and color. Heartier herbs like rosemary and thyme can be added earlier.
What Can I Use in Place of Seasoning Salt?
Seasoning salt varies between different brands, but typically includes garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, paprika, and of course, salt.
If you don’t have seasoning salt, create your own spice blend by using what you already have in your pantry.
What Can I Substitute for Ketchup?
You can substitute tomato paste for ketchup in this recipe. It will be a little less sweet but still taste great. If you want to, you can add a teaspoon of sugar or an extra teaspoon of honey to compensate for that.
Ketchup also contains a good amount of salt, so if you are using tomato paste instead, you’ll probably want to add a bit more salt to balance the flavor of the sauce.
What Can I Substitute for Balsamic Vinegar?
If you don’t have balsamic vinegar in your cupboard, you can use almost any other type of vinegar. White wine vinegar is a good option, as is apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar pairs particularly well, since apples and pork are a classic pairing.
What is Worcestershire Sauce Made of?
Worcestershire sauce is a very flavorful fermented sauce that contains a number of different flavoring agents including vinegar, molasses, sugar, salt, and various spices.
Please be mindful that the majority of Worcestershire sauce brands are flavored with anchovies. This is important to note for vegans, vegetarians, and people with fish allergies. They do make vegan-friendly Worcestershire sauce, but you’ll have to look out for certain brands.
The base and consistency of Worcestershire sauce is similar to soy sauce, so you can sub soy sauce if you don’t have Worcestershire, but you will miss out on a lot of subtle flavors and complexity that add depth to the final dish.
Can I Make This Recipe Without the Sauce?
Since the sauce is made at the end of the process after the pork is done, you don’t need to make the sauce. It’s good enough to eat without it!
If you’ve had this sauce and want to mix it up and try something new, try this recipe with this Instant Pot pear sauce. It instantly elevates this dish and would be great for date night!
Another option to mix things up is replace the ketchup with an equal amount of mustard for a delicious honey-mustard sauce. Mustard compliments roasted pork beautifully!
Love this Recipe? Want More Like it?
If you love this Instant Pot Pork Roast recipe, try these similar dishes too!:
- 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- 1/2 tsp seasoning salt
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 lb pork tenderloin
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 2-3 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp ketchup
- 1 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- Place trivet in the Instant Pot and add chicken broth and balsamic vinegar.
- In a small bowl, combine garlic powder, parsley, seasoning salt, onion powder and black pepper.
- Sprinkle all over the pork tenderloin and sprinkle the remaining seasoning on the top.
- Cut the pork into half, and place both pieces on the trivet.
- Secure the lid and cook at high pressure for 7 minutes.
- Once done , do a quick pressure release and remove the trivet with the pork.
- Turn the Instant Pot to sauté and add the honey, ketchup, water and Worcestershire sauce. Whisk the cornstarch in the water and mix it well.
- Saute for 2-3 minutes until it's thick and bubbly. Taste and adjust seasoning or sweetness to taste.
- Slice the pork tenderloin and serve with the sauce. You can add glaze if you like.