Save Time in the Kitchen with the Ninja Cooking System {Giveaway}

Being home for the last 4 months full time with the kids has given me a chance to explore (and even improve) my cooking skills.  But preparing new and exciting meals for my picky eaters definitely has a learning curve.  I am enjoying the process, but I am spending way too much time in the kitchen from prepping to cooking to cleaning…there has to be a better way.

When I first heard of the Ninja Cooking System, I thought it was just another fancy crock pot.  And while I do love my crock pot meals, I do not need another appliance taking up space in my already small kitchen.  But, I stand corrected.  The Ninja Cooking System is so much more than a traditional crock pot and even has my husband amazed!  Here are a few things the Ninja can do:

  •   Steam-Infused Roasting and Baking – Cooks meat evenly and cuts the cooking time by up to 30 percent, keeping more natural juices in the meat while taking the bad fat out.  Baked goods are more moist too, and can be prepared with up to 50 percent less fat! Score!
  • Fast One-Pot Meal Making – With Triple Fusion Heat, complete meals can be made in just one single pot. Layer meals by cooking dry pasta, veggies and meats all at the same time in the Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System. Cuts down on clean up time, too!
  • SEAR-ious Slow Cooking – The Ninja Cooking System has both stovetop settings and slow cook settings which allows the home cook to use the same pot to sear and brown meats and vegetables to add more flavor to the meal. The stovetop can be used after slow cooking to deglaze sauces, and to add delicate vegetables for a perfect texture. The slow-cooker is programmable; allowing you to set the cooking time, which will automatically keep warm once cooking is complete.

The system comes with a very nice book of delicious recipes to try.  I decided to try the Chili with Cornbread Crust which can be made completely in the Ninja.

What You Need:

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 1/2 pounds ground beef

1 large onion, diced

1 green pepper, diced

1 tablespoon chili powder

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

28 oz diced tomatoes, undrained

15 oz kidney beans, rinsed and drained

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1 package cornbread muffin mix

1 egg, beaten

1/3 cup milk

How to Make It:

1.  Pour oil in to the Ninja pot.  Set to Stovetop High and heat oil.  Add beef, onion and bell pepper.  Brown meat and spoon off fat.  Add chili powder and cinnamon and and cook an additional 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2.  Stir in tomatoes, beans, and paste directly into pot and set to Slow Cook High for 4-5 hours.  Cover and Cook.

3.  Combine muffin mix, egg and milk in a bowl and pour directly on top of chili.  Cover and cook an additional 30 minutes.

The chili was amazing (even the kids ate it) and perfect for a cool Fall day.  All of my cooking was done in one single appliance and there was no need to even turn on my stove or oven.  The recipe was very easy to follow and I am no checking out what to make as my next dish.

The Ninja Cooking System, which retails for $159, definitely helped me save time and serve up an easy, healthier meal all from one convenient countertop pot.  Amazed?  Don’t believe me?  Try it for yourself and win a Ninja Cooking System below!

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 This post is the opinion of Experimental Mommy.  While a product was received to facilitate this review, all opinions remain 100% mine.

 

Comments

  1. I would save time by being able to cook something while doing other house chores!

  2. Adrienne gordon says:

    By cutting down cook times

  3. it could help me to maybe cook better and not burn food!

  4. I would help me make a better variety of food.

  5. Lisa Brown says:

    I can put it all into the unit, turn it on, and walk away. That saves time from standing over the burners for a length of time stirring and whatnot.

  6. Lisa Brown says:

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  7. Jessica Beard says:

    With a toddler at home, it would save me a lot of time. I’d also like to try a variety of new foods.

  8. Katherine says:

    Less dishes~

  9. I like the timer its a time saver.

  10. It’d be great to prep meals early — especially with work and a little one on the way.

  11. Wanda McHenry says:

    I could roast meats with less time and effort. Just put it in and let the Ninja do the rest!

  12. Bethany C. says:

    It would save me time because I wouldn’t have to cook pasta in a separate pot.

  13. it would take as much cooking time leaving me time for other chores

  14. Sue Ellison says:

    Less cooking time and less dishes to wash, love it!

  15. Wendy McBride says:

    It would save me time and make some fabulous meals all-in-one!

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  16. sheila musselman askins says:

    it would save time because you can sear meat and veggies and slow cook all in one unit!!

  17. Jessie C. says:

    It’s a time saver and perfect to fit it our busy schedule

  18. I manage a store and work 10 to 12 hours a day, so this would be great and I would appreciate the help.

    karenb834atyahoo.com

  19. I could save time by not needing to make dishes in so many pans- this thing is a one pot wonder!

  20. melissa n says:

    It would make it easy so i could just have my huuby open it up and get his dinner when i am not home

  21. Christina says:

    It would save me time by being able to cook everything in one pot.. less time in the kitchen, less clean up! It would also keep me from having to rush around the kitchen on busy nights

  22. D Schmidt says:

    I have two small children so anything that involves less standing in the kitchen will save me loads of time!

  23. I could set it in the morning and forget about it until dinner time. It would definitely save me stress. Thanks for the chance.

  24. Stephanie Phelps says:

    being able to cook quick healthy meals always help as I am a mom of four and work for home!

  25. Chrissy O. says:

    With three young children at home and another on the way this would make cooking a lot less stressful!

  26. Starr Greenwell says:

    I can put ingredients in early and not worry about it.

  27. Karen Medlin says:

    Wow, this certainly has all the bells and whistles. I am always looking for an easy way to prepare and healthy meal. No eating up the kitchen in the summer month, I can set the oven setting on the Ninja Cooker and have more play time with the kids and it is easy to clean up.

  28. I could be doing other things while our meal was cooking.

  29. We could focus on other things like homework so we have more free time later in the evening.

  30. Sandy VanHoey says:

    If I can prepare a great meal and cook it without a lot of fuss, I’m all for it. I’d love to be able to just put my meal in and have it prepared at dinner time. I read about this somewhere else and said chili would be the first thing I wanted to make and I see you had done that. It looks fabulous!

  31. Nicole Strunk says:

    Our oven is old I think it is original with the house that was built in 1952 , it is bi polar with temp. The Ninja would save time by not having to come up with plan B for dinner or Hoover over the oven watching the temp so my food doesn’t burn.

  32. I would love to win this what a great item

  33. Like my crock pot, i could get it going and forget it. I

  34. I could put everything in it and not worry about slaving over the stove.

  35. debbie jackson says:

    Wow……..I could plan ahead and have hot meals ready for the family after work debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  36. Cynthia C says:

    It would help by saving time by not having to constantly check it. I could be doing other things while dinner is cooking.

  37. heather eg kaufman says:

    It would be great to cook so many things all day….love it!!!!

  38. I could be cooking two things at once, since it works just like an oven!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  39. Cooking time will be decreased

  40. Monique Rizzo says:

    Less clean up!
    Thanks for the chance.
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  41. By allowing me to work on other things.

  42. Amy Orvin says:

    Only having one pot to cook in. I wouldn’t have to wash so many pots or dishes.

  43. Amy Orvin says:

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  44. mickeyfan says:

    Now if I want to sear a roast before slow cooking, I have to use a separate pan. This would save time in cleanup. And I hate cleanup!

  45. tracy davis says:

    It would save me time since I could only use one pot

  46. Christine says:

    Less cooking time -more time for playing

  47. Rebecca Graham says:

    It would save me time that I can use doing other projects.

  48. Everything can be cooked in one pot.

  49. by letting me sear and slow cook without making another dish dirty

  50. save my time when i cook curry or beef stew

  51. Saves time with less to clean up!

  52. I would use it to bake while I’m cooking something else in the oven.

  53. It would great for dinners – I don’t have much time to make dinner after I get home from work!

  54. It would save me time by allowing me to make the whole meal in one utensil. Less clean up too./

  55. Mary Calabrese says:

    It would cook foods faster for me.

  56. This would be so nice to just throw everything in and then forget it!!!

  57. I could do everything in one – nsteaming slow cooking and have it be healther and taste amazing

  58. Help save time by cooking food faster.

  59. Alicia Stamm says:

    i have always wanted a slow cooker, it is so much easier to throw the ingredients together in the morning and it be ready at dinner

  60. Patrycja Chudziak says:

    I love to just throw in all the ingredients and go about my day,,,as my dinner basically cooks itself and makes my house smell YUMMY

  61. Theresa Jenkins says:

    it would be great to set it and forget it for awhile…with 5 grandkids it would be a time saver i could use

  62. It will save me time by me not having to wash a bunch of extra pots and pans!

  63. For one thing, I make pulled pork barbeque and it has to cook 12 hours. This could save quite a bit of time.

  64. I would love to be able to start and finish dinner with just one appliance.

  65. Darla Davidson says:

    I could get supper started and spend the extra time playing with my daughter.

  66. Michelle Frame says:

    It would be great to cook chicken in.

  67. soha molina says:

    complete meals can be made in just one single pot. That can cut time in cooking AND cleaning. It would definitely be a BIG help.

  68. The whole meal all in one pan instead of several on the stove. Will give me more time to help kids with homework, baths and stuff instead of slaving over the hot stove.

  69. I love crockpot cooking — but it can take ALL day. And sometimes, time really is of the essence. This would be a great help to me and my busy life.

    Terri P
    pr4gatheringroses AT gmail DOT com

  70. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    bake quicker
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  71. Mary Casper says:

    less pots less clean up

  72. What a cool product!

  73. Heather S says:

    It would help me cook food faster

  74. Linda Kish says:

    I could toss in a roast and veggies and make my whole dinner at one time.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  75. It would help me save time by only having to use a single pot which helps on cleaning dishes too. Thanks!

  76. Not sure about time, but it would definitely save me space. Also, I lack an oven, and my toaster oven isn’t all I had hoped. So I guess it would save me time in that baking would not take 20 extra minutes

  77. Karen Gonyea says:

    It cooks faster and it is a one pot system so less dishes to clean 🙂

  78. Tabathia B says:

    I can get other things done without having to stand over the oven/stove top making sure the food doesn’t burn

  79. It would be great to cook meals and still have the oven open to do other things

  80. Melissa Notari says:

    Cool beans!

  81. Diana Bockheim says:

    This is a great time saver and looks real easy!

  82. Less pots and pans to clean since I can cook all in one

  83. Mary Cloud says:

    Because I can make an easy one pot meal that doesn’t require a lot of clean up

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  84. Too easy to use1

  85. Leslie Galloway says:

    I love that you could use it for dishes that have to be cooked for a bit on top of the stove and then baked. One pot to clean up, and you don’t have to stand in front of the oven cooking while it preheats. SO hot!

  86. This would save me time because I could brown meat in it.

  87. It would Save time with less to clean up!

  88. The Ninja would save time in the kitchen by allowing me to make items that I would make in a slow cooker (mine just recently broke ). As a full time graduate student and dietetic intern it is difficult for me to find time to prepare meals that are quick and nutritious. This would be a huge help!

  89. Damon Gruell says:

    Looks like a way to easier meals with today’s busy schedules, who has time to cook, let alone eat…

  90. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    Easier Clean Up And Less Prep Time !:)

  91. no more worrying about burning dinner!!

  92. Krysten Lee says:

    I would use this to make dinner less stressful:)

  93. Nicole Larsen says:

    Saves on cooking time so I have more time with my family–I usually just throw stuff in my crappy crockpot in the morning and go about my day–so much easier!

  94. Allison Downes says:

    This would be great for one pot meals, where I can just pop everything in and dont have to even worry about it

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  95. A lot less to clean up which saves a lot of time.

  96. I would make a lot of one pot meals for easy clean-up. I also LOVE to bake, so I would steam bake a lot of desserts!

  97. the Ninja would make work night dinners so much easier!

  98. Save time and my poor cramping back from standing and cooking.

  99. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    it would save me time on cleanup and cook time. this would make life easier!

  100. making one pot meals

  101. Less stuff to clean up.

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

  102. One pot for everything, less clean up.

  103. Thomas Murphy says:

    It would save time because it is easy to clean up

  104. It would save me time for not worrying about other appliances.

  105. Dorothy Deakyne says:

    it would save time in cleanup

  106. I would use it to save time on my weekly food cooking! My husband and I are bodybuilders and spend a ton of time cooking!!!!

  107. I have to say the same thing. One pot for everything = less clean-up

  108. less cleanup and more hanging time with the fam

  109. Trasina McGahey says:

    It would save me time by making that much less to clean up! With 4 kids (and the husband I call my 5th kid) I have enough cleaning to do!

  110. dani marie says:

    it would save on cleanup and reduce the chances of me burning things.

  111. Less clean up in the kitchen would save me time!

  112. elisha anderson says:

    less clean up and more time to spend with family.. love this giveaway!

  113. micheal dale grim says:

    my family and i are always on the go,so this would help so much ,put it on in the morning and it would be ready for dinner!!!!

  114. Less cleanup would allow me to spend more time with the family

  115. Katherine Miral says:

    It is all in one. 🙂

  116. Jennifer Brawley says:

    When I get home from work supper would be ready! It would be lees time cleaning up also.

  117. Freya Sturgeon says:

    I have so much fun cooking! I know the Ninja would be a great asset to the kitchen appliances!!

  118. It would be wonderful for those days when we have gymnastics, soccer practice, etc. I could start it early and have it ready. Plus less cleanup!

  119. Cara Welch says:

    The Ninja would save me time on meals because I work two jobs 🙂

  120. isbel Obst says:

    I have 3 kids. This would help me make meals so that I can spend more time not freaking out on then and actually play with them instead of cooking and cleaning!

  121. It would save me time in the kitchen, because instead of baby-sitting dinner, I could start it and walk away.

  122. Allison Hutson says:

    less clean up!!!

  123. Keisha Talley says:

    I would be able to get more items cooked at one time

  124. jeanne conner says:

    Having just one pot for all is great..

  125. I could take advantage of one-pot cooking and take care of other household errands while a meal is stewing or simmering!

  126. It would save me tons of time because I could set it and forget it! No need to constantly stir or change the heat to low, then high then low again 🙂

  127. It’ll cut down on cooking chores like clean up and washing dishes!

  128. I’d be able to clean up the house while my dinner is cooking in one place, no extra dishes to do either.

  129. It would save me so much time so I don’t have to clean so many pots and pans!!

  130. Diane Baum says:

    This would be great, because it’s a real time saver

  131. alyce poalillo says:

    I love the fact that I can cook from frozen, this would a time and life saver!

  132. Debra Ford says:

    It seems to be able to multi task all by itself which is a timesaver, plus it is easy to clean up afterwards.

  133. Jody Sisson says:

    1 pot, less cleaning, Works for me.

  134. One pot cooking will mean less clean up for a family that’s always on the go.

  135. The Ninja Cooking System would make my kitchen life easier by saving me time, saving me cleanup and by making me HAPPIER.

  136. I think that it is multifunctional will save me lots of time!

  137. I’d love to have one appliance that will do so much!

  138. I could prepare dinner before work so I don’t have to worry about when I get home

  139. Less dishes to wash and multi-use cooking.

  140. Angela Cisco says:

    I wouldn’t have to wash as many dishes.

  141. I’d be able to toss everything in it before work and come home to a delicious meal 🙂

  142. this is a great machine i would not have to defrost things

  143. Tara Woods says:

    This would make clean-up much easier.

  144. Miz Vickik says:

    I love that it cooks fast and makes for easy cleanup!

  145. Thomas Chappell says:

    I would be able to leave food cook all day and not worry about cooking dinner at night

  146. I can make dinner quickly & easily and clean up would be a breeze. I’d have more time to spend with my family!

  147. I love that I dont have to use multiple pots & pans, saving me from lots of dishwashing!

  148. Angela Cash says:

    I love to experiment with new recipes but find that the weekends are really the only time I have to do so. The Ninja would allow me the time to create new dishes during the week.

  149. This would save time not only by cooking all the dishes of the meal at once, but also by saving on dishes to wash!

  150. Kellie Conklin says:

    It would be awesome to only have to use one pot and help me cook without having to turn on the oven! Plus it would make cleanup much easier! Thanks!

  151. Less time spent cleaning up

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