Euro-Pro unveiled the latest product in their Ninja Line, the Ninja 3-In-1 Cooking System, with a series of impressive cooking demonstrations: searing, roasting, baking, and slow cooking all in one unit. At the end of the demo, all of us attendees were pleasantly shocked to discover that we would be receiving one of the units, for free, upon its September release.
Obviously, we were all pretty excited! Especially me, as I took it upon myself to “grill” the presenters about this gizmo, and was pretty confident that it would turn some of my favorite dishes like pho, boeuf bourguignon, cassoulet, curries, etc…quicker and easier that before, and with less clean-up (which is key, until such time that my daughter is old enough to place into dish-washing servitude.)
Got a great sear on the meat, onions caramelized beautifully, then switched over to the slow-cook option, and let ‘er sit 4 hours on high. Meat and potatoes came out fork tender but not mushy, broth reduced nicely, and (best of all) the whole thing cleaned up with a swish o’ hot water and a quick wipe with the sponge.
Seriously, no more baked-on crock-pot crud for this boy! Here’s the recipe and photos…enjoy!
(Oh, and thanks again to the awesome folks at Foodista and Ninja…I’m lovin’ this thing!)
Slow Cooker Pork and Sweet Potato Curry.
Serves 4 Active Time: 20 Min Total Time: 4 hrs 20 Min – 10 hrs 20 min.
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 pound bnls pork (shoulder or loin), cut into 2-inch pieces
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1/2 large onion, chopped
1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cut into 2 inch cubes
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp. minced fresh ginger
1 tbsp. mild curry powder
1 tbsp. garam masala
1/2 lb roma tomatoes, diced
15 oz can coconut milk
2 Tbs chunky peanut butter
2 cups jasmine rice, cooked.
2 Tbsp fresh cilantro
1 scallion, sliced
Set the Ninja to “Stovetop High” and heat the oil (or heat oil to high in a large skillet.)
Season the pork with salt and pepper. Add half of the pork to the skillet and brown it over moderately high heat, about 12 minutes.
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Transfer the pork to the plate. Repeat with the remaining pork.
Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of the fat in the skillet. Add the onion, garlic, sweet potato, ginger, curry, garam masala, and cook over low heat, stirring, until fragrant and the onion is softened, about 5 minutes.
Switch the Ninja over to “Slow Cook High”, cover and cook for 4 hour (or on low for 10.)
Serve 1/4 of the curry over steamed jasmine rice in deep bowls, garnished with cilantro and scallions.
NOTE: If you like a little (or a lot) of heat, add 1-2 tsp of red pepper flakes, or 1/2 of a habanero or scotch-bonnet pepper (seeded and chopped fine – WEAR GLOVES) while searing the meat.