Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin Sliders with Zesty Cranberry Sauce

Pork Loin Sliders | Chef Alli's Farm Fresh Kitchen

Pork Loin Sliders | Chef Alli's Farm Fresh KitchenHave you ever wanted a fast, convenient meal that didn’t sacrifice on quality or flavor? Well then, pork tenderloin is your go-to gal! It is a juicy cut of meat that is nearly fool-proof. And if you use an electric pressure cooker, it takes less than 10 minutes start to finish and ends up perfectly pink! So check out this weeknight recipe and let’s get you cookin!
Pork Loin Sliders | Chef Alli's Farm Fresh Kitchen
Having healthy, convenient meals available to us is something we all take for granted, and learning how to get them on the table is no easy task! Thanks to Kansas Farm Bureau’s Farm-to-Table grant, several high school FCCLA chapters across the state have the opportunity to help their communities learn more about the food they eat and the farmers and ranchers that prepare it. In Yate’s Center, their chapter is literally putting food ON THE TABLE for local families. They will be hosting a freezer meal prep party, sending each family home with a convenient, healthy meal. You can read more about this year’s grant recipients and their projects here!
If you try this recipe and love pork tenderloin, here is some great down and dirty info on pork tenderloin… too! 

Pressure Cooker Pork Tenderloin Sliders with Zesty Cranberry Spread

Pork Loin Sliders | Chef Alli's Farm Fresh KitchenOriginal recipe :,
adapted slightly by Chef Alli 
2 pork tenderloins, approx 2 lbs. total, cut in half
1/2 red onion, very thinly sliced
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. granulated sugar
1 Tbs. steak seasoning 
1-2 Tbs. canola oil
8 slider buns, split in halfway
1/2 cup whole berry cranberry sauce
2 tsp. spicy brown mustard
1 tsp. prepared horseradish
1/8-1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes, optional
In a small bowl, combine vinegar with salt and sugar; add sliced onions and let rest for 2-4 hours, tossing once or twice.
Season all 4 pork tenderloin halves with seasoning. Add oil to electric pressure cooker pot (EPC) set to sauté setting; when oil is hot, brown off pork tenderloins, then remove to a plate.
Remove fats from EPC pot, then add cranberry sauce to drippings in pot; stir in mustard and horseradish and bring to a simmer. Remove sauce to a bowl to cool, then spread onto slider buns.
Add 1/4 cup broth to EPC pot; return browned pork tenderloins to pot. Lock EPC lid into place and choose High Pressure Setting for 1 minute (Yes, you read that correctly. It said 1 minute!).
When the timer sounds, use a natural release for 8 minutes, followed by a quick release if any remaining pressure remains in the EPC at that point. Unlock lid and remove pork tenderloins to a cutting board; slice each one into medallions. (I always temp my pork tenderloin at this point, before slicing it to be sure the internal temperature is 145 degrees or above. An internal temp of 145 degrees with a covered 3 minute rest ensures you will have pork that has a nice pink tinge to it. (#PinkPorkIsPerfect)
To serve, slather buns with cranberry sauce. Strain onions to remove liquids, then top prepared buns with pork; garnish with pickled onions and chow down.

Now You’re Cookin’,
Chef Alli


**This recipe was featured as part of Chef Alli’s Farm Fresh Kitchen on WIBW 13 News, March 2016. Special thanks to the farmers and ranchers of the Kansas Farm Bureau for making this segment possible!

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Chef Alli

Chef Alli is a home-grown Kansas girl on a mission to strengthen families through enabling kitchen confidence, educating the family cook, and encouraging better food relationships. She believes with her whole heart that time spent with our loved ones and our overall quality of life is greatly enhanced by nutritious food made at home with simple, wholesome ingredients. She loves being able to connect and share this passion with others through her website, her social media presence, and her coveted speaking engagements.

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