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Old 06-03-2015, 07:26 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Chef Munky View Post
You had one and never said a word? Awe! Keeping secrets here are we?

This Ninja is awesome.The tri tip I made in it was great.Not at all dry.
I thought it did a pretty good job with searing.Nothing better than a one pot wonder.

Mine didn't come with the cook book.Just the manual,basket,and small pan.That's not a problem.I'll just adapt my recipes.Or quit.

I want to try making a pan of peach cobbler in it.Does the pan sit directly into the unit.I like the top crust made with oatmeal, with a slight crunch to it. Is that possible.Or does it have to be on the rack steamed?Steamed sounds a bit gross.
What do I know.It's a new toy.

My husband saw it.He's not one to cook or really be interested in an appliance like this.He was telling me what he wants to try making in it.He really liked it.Well, go figure.

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I think that I may have mentioned it before.

Most of the recipes in the book call for steam baking. There is a cobbler type recipe called "impossible French apple pie" that says to place the roasting rack in the cooker with the pan on top of that and cook for about 55 minutes at 400 degrees.

This is the book that came with mine.


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Old 08-02-2015, 02:41 PM   #12
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I've got to tell you something.The Ninja has been great.Especially with it being summer time.

So, here we go.I can't believe this actually happened but it's true.
Those that don't have one.Grab a cup of coffee because this one is a doozy.
Classic Munky move.LOL.

My family has been forever traumatized and put off from ever wanting another one of my meatloaves ever again!

I had been wanting a meatloaf.So I thought fine.Use the Ninja.
Like an idiot I used a recipe for one off a Campbells Tomato soup can.
Followed the Ninja cooking suggestions. Like a fool!

Well, it cooked fine.I guess..Until it came time to get it off that rack and for everyone to do the taste test.
It stuck to the rack even though I did spray it first.
The guys looked at it like it was some alien creature.It did look weird.

So they tasted it.I've never seen those two scrape their plates into the disposal so fast in my life.So I tried it.They found out Mom can out move them.It was disgusting.

Now on to hubby's reaction.He told me it tasted ok.That he was sorry but he just couldn't eat it.His met the disposal to.

The dogs went nuts for it.It was the best thing to them that I've ever made.Well they should have thought that.

What it actually turned out to be was a steamed meatloaf.

Hubby actually said "It looked like canned dog food.No wonder they liked it.Now if you can just put it in a can we'd be rich!"

The small joys in my life...LOL!

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Old 08-02-2015, 02:52 PM   #13
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Oops I wonder if it would work if you had seared it first. Flipping a meatloaf would kinda tricky, though...
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Old 08-07-2015, 12:21 PM   #14
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Pork Steak

I've been trying various ways of cooking these in a crock pot.
Nothing had yet really turned out they way I would have preferred to have it.

We were into some unusual weather ( for around here yesterday)
Had 6 think pork steaks in the freezer that needed to be cooked.
This recipe can be adapted.Instead of powdered spices.Fresh would do just fine.

I took the easy road.A little unconventional way of doing it.Don't you hate trying to get a fork tender pork steak out of the crock, just as you think it might stay intact it falls apart?

Using the ninja (because it's fun and has turned out to be very practical here with everyone's different schedules)

*Pork Steaks*
*1/2 Lb.Precooked bacon crumbled and set aside*

I used 6 steaks.Cut up into cubes.Add it to the Ninja with at least 2 Tbs of bacon grease.
Sprinkled on the following spices.
Onion powder.Garlic powder.Fresh ground Black pepper.Paprika
2 Bay leaves added last.
2 tablespoons Chicken Bouillon, to 3 cups of water.More water will be needed as it cooks
A few dashes of Worcestershire sauce
Corn starch/water for thickener.Last.

Mix the cubes, spices together.Give them a nice sear on stove top medium setting.Lid off.Add the bouillon water and Worcestershire and bay leaves.
Let it simmer keeping an eye on the water level.Add more if needed
It's going to cook quicker than the crock pot method.

When the pork is fork tender.Add the slurry.Thicken as you like it.
We had ours over rice.Topped with the chopped bacon bits.

It was a hit.TNT.Finally
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Old 08-09-2015, 11:40 PM   #15
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I really gotta have oven baked meat loaf with a crispy top! I've enjoyed roasted ( steamed) whole chicken out of the cookbook, it was quite tasty.

I really like my ninja cooker if something happened to it, I'd buy another one on an instant!

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