From one holiday dinner to the next, are you ready?
You can easily prepare your food shopping list for any holiday gatherings you are having this week because my honey dijon pork tenderloin recipe is minimalist in prep and ingredients!
Honey Dijon Pork Tenderloin: In The Instant Pot or The Oven
Whether you are planning a party or just want to create a fabulous, mouth-watering pork roast to have leftovers, this is the roast to try.
I’ve provided directions for both on the recipe card!
At its core the ingredients are so simple, you might wonder if it can deliver a big taste.
No worries, because this pork tenderloin roast is exceptionally tasty and so darn simple.
That is why you will wonder where this recipe has been all of your cooking life.
With simple ingredients, you will find this to be a healthier option than many other recipes.
Always use the cleanest options to create such as organic.
You Might Have A Dinner Party + Need A recipe
So, Christmas is done, but the parties continue.
What should you cook? You can use this easy honey dijon pork tenderloin roast for any gathering.
Don’t forget to add some of my potatoes that are super festive and easy to make.
Honey Dijon Pork Tenderloin + Instant Pot
I will start like this if you don’t have an Instant Pot you really want to read more about them.
To that end, I am not sure where I would be without mine.
So, if you don’t have one, you can still make this roast, but I really suggest getting one for your own cooking sanity!
Food takes so much less time to cook and when it is cooked it tastes so much better.
Meat always is fall-aport, fork-tender.
Instant Pots and Messes & Honey Dijon Pork Tenderloin
In any event, I’ve got to say, honey is not an IP’s best friend.
So, when I cook with it, I wait until the food is done cooking, naturally release the pressure and then add it in.
The food is still very warm and the honey actually sinks into the food once done cooking and still warm.
You can also use saute to keep the food warm and cook a bit more and to get the honey to melt into the warmth.
As for the Mustard, I don’t like it when it is broken down into the water so instead, I put it on at the end, and the taste is much bolder.
Really it is almost an ‘after’ marinate and the warm, just-cooked meat absorbs the flavor so much better.
It’s almost like air frying wings, don’t precoat them with the flavor, toss them in it when they are done cooking.
Flavor sails when you do this!
Dijon Is Amazing
Dijon mustard elevates the flavor of a pork roast.
Yellow mustard is just too basic, so don’t bother.
Otherwise, you might get more of a hot dog taste instead of a pork roast taste.
Now, here is an additional idea, if you combine brown sugar, ketchup, and yellow mustard you can create a sweet and sour if you prefer!
What Side Goes With Honey Dijon Pork Tenderloin?
Carrots, salads, potatoes are all great choices.
Honey Dijon Pork Tenderloin
- Pork Tenderloin 2 lbs. for 5-6 people or 1 pound for 2-3
- 1/2 C Tablespoons of Dijon mustard portioned into 1/4 Each
- 3 Tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
- 1 Tablespoon of Garlic minced
- Salt and pepper to taste *optional
- 2 Tablespoons of honey
- Add Olive Oil to the Instant Pot. (alternative oven-baking ingredients are below)
- Place roast atop olive oil.
- Sear on each side for about 5 minutes each to lock in the juices.
- Turning at about 5-minute intervals.
- Once three of the four sides are browned, add in garlic and allow it to ‘golden’ but not brown.
- Turn off saute mode once garlic is ‘golden’
- Add in 1/4 C to 1/2 C of water (not more).
- Place 1/4 of Djon across the roasts using a basting brush.
- Close lid.
- Cook on High Pressure for 15 minutes.
- Allow this to release naturally.
- Then, at 15 minutes, if ll pressure is not released, release and open the lid.
- At this point, you will add the other 1/4 cup of dijon and the honey to the TOP Of the meat with a basting brush.
- For the honey, if you prefer, just drizzle it across the top of each roast via the honey bottle.
- Program Sauce for just about 3-4 minutes until it begins to heat ( you will see this in the bottom of the liner).
- Turn it off, and allow the meat to sit, as it absorbs some of the dijon and honey.
- Remove meat to tray, cut, and then serve.
- You can use the pan juice to drizzle atop the roast.
Honey Dijon Pork Tenderloin is a delicious way to enjoy at any time of the year. ~ Dana XO