A tender pork sirloin tip roast coated in a spicy rub and cooked with apple juice to give it just a little bit of sweetness.
Pat, a sweet Pressure Cooking Today reader, sent me an email and told me about a new cut of meat, pork sirloin tip roasts, that she’s started cooking in the pressure cooker. If you’re a Costco shopper, you may have noticed them. They’re sold in a bundle of four roasts and each roast is about 2 to 3 pounds. It’s a fairly inexpensive cut of meat, and the pork is pretty lean and tender.
Pat cooked her roasts several ways. “I tried Italian style, with some ground fennel and rosemary in the spice rub, white wine, chicken broth and garlic bath, cooked only 12 minutes so that there was a little pink interior and served with a cannellini bean, red swiss chard side. This was a big hit with all! Also made great leftover pork sammies.”
She also shared that she cooked the sirloin tip roast in spiced apple cider, which reminded me of a one of my favorite BBQ pork recipes a Spicy Grilled Pork Tenderloin. So I decided to use the spicy rub from that recipe on the sirloin tip roast, and cook it in the pressure cooker.
If your roast isn’t 3 pounds, you’ll want to reduce the cooking time. Only cook the roast until the internal temperature registers 140°F to 145°F in the thickest part of the meat. It’s alright to set the pressure cooker for less time, release the pressure, check the temperature, and if your roast needs more time, lock the lid back in place and cook it a little bit longer. When the meat and liquid are hot, the pressure cooker will come back to pressure quickly.
I served the roast sliced thinly with one of my favorite side dishes Saffron Almond Rice Pilaf. It was a delicious meal that my family really enjoyed. And Pat was right, the leftovers do make great sandwiches. Thanks Pat!
Pork Sirloin Tip Roast in the Pressure Cooker
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 3 pound pork sirloin tip roast
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup apple juice
Mix together spices in a small bowl and rub spice mixture all over pork roast.
Put oil in the cooking pot and select browning. When oil begins to sizzle, brown roast on both sides.
Add the water and apple juice to the pressure cooking pot.
Lock lid in place and select High Pressure. Set timer for 25 minutes and press start. When beep sounds turn off pressure cooker and use a natural pressure release for 5 minutes, followed by a quick pressure release to release any remaining pressure. When valve drops carefully remove the lid.