If you are using hard cider, measure out your hard cider, and allow it to go flat while you prepare the remaining part of the recipe. Set the Instant Pot to saute. Add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil to the pot. Heat oil until it is hot. Add sliced onion, garlic, and a pinch of salt. Saute until the onions are almost translucent.
Saute roast on all sides until it just begins to brown. Add flat hard cider, place the lid on the Instant Pot.
Pressure cook for 55 minutes on the manual setting. Once the roast has finished cooking you can perform a quick release.
For the Slow Cooker
If you are using hard cider, measure out your hard cider, and allow it to go flat while you prepare the remaining part of the recipe.
In a large skillet add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Heat pan to medium heat. Add sliced onion, garlic, and a pinch of salt, saute onions until they are translucent. Move onions and garlic to the slow cooker.
Season roast with salt and pepper, saute roast on all sides until brown. Transfer the roast to the slow cooker. Add cider to the slow cooker.
Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours. Use a thermometer to verify pork is fully cooked. Pork should reach 145 degrees before consuming.
When buying a pork loin, choose one with pinkish-red color with some marbling in the meat. Do not pick up a loin with meat that is pale in color or has dark spots in the fat.
How much pork loin do I need per person? The rule of thumb is to plan on 1/2 pound per person when serving pork, a roast, steak or chicken.
It's always best to cook the loin right away but it can stay in the refrigerator for up to 3 days before cooking. Make sure you let it sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before cooking.
Pork is ready when it measures 145°F with your meat thermometer.