Ninja Cooking System Giveaway Random RecyclingIf you are a regular reader of my meal plans, you know that I often use a slow cooker.  What you don’t see is how often I use it for non-dinner meals and for making homemade yogurt. About six months ago, I realized we need a second slow cooker.  Luckily, I got the opportunity to review the Ninja Cooking System.  It has all the features I wanted in a slow cooker, plus a few more.

Here were my requirements in my new slow cooker, which the Ninja is able to do.

  • Programable timer for either low or high heat
  • Ability to saute/braise right in the slow cooker insert (less dirty dishes to wash)
  • Hold a roast chicken that is five pounds
Only one and half hours to cook this chicken.

Only one and half hours to cook this chicken.

Here are the other cool features I like about the Ninja.

  • Oven function. You can set it like a normal oven temp, then set a cook timer.
  •  Stove top function. At low, medium or high, you can sauté and braise without having to clean a second pan.
  • Easy clean up.
  • Steam baking. Haven’t tried this yet but the recipes will get a second look from me in the new year.

Ninja Cooking Chili Random Recycling

When I made chili the first time and could brown the beef in the Ninja without having a second pan to clean was the biggest selling feature for me. I often try to make the chili before heading out to church on Sunday so it’s a crazy rush and not coming home to a greasy pan is just a nice treat. One note to those who love the ease of a slow cooker-when you use the oven or stove top function, it’s considered “active” cooking.  You should still be around when you have the Ninja on using one of these functions.

My baked pasta dish in the Ninja.

My baked pasta dish in the Ninja.

So how would you like to own a Ninja Cooking System for your kitchen?! I get to giveaway one to my lucky readers, it’s the Ninja MC701 3 in 1 Cooking System, a $200 value. Contest is open to US residents only. Ends at midnight on 12/27.

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Note: I couldn’t make my yogurt in the Ninja so far. I’ve tried twice. I think because it can heat faster than a traditional slow cooker, my temps are a bit off. The official chefs in the Ninja kitchen may test it out. If I revise my yogurt recipe for the Ninja, I’ll let you know!

Disclosure: I was provide a product sample to help facilitate this review. All opinions shared here are my own.

83 replies
  1. Haley Ash says:

    Chili by far is my favorite and being able to do the meat in the slow cooker would be amazing! I have been dying for one of these!

  2. Alysia says:

    I would look to see if there were new vegan meals that might taste better in this one. My husband is a vegan and making meals for him is so hard.

  3. Kathy says:

    I try a new pork loin recipe almost every week. I get most of the recipes from Pinterest. I did a parmesan honey pork this week.

    • randomrecycling says:

      Would love to see the recipe, my kids usually always like pork dinners, I just forget to add it to the menu.

  4. Jessica says:

    My favorite thing in the slow cooker is anything I can put in, walk away from and then serve a few hours later without any extra effort. THE BEST.

  5. Alana says:

    I don’t have a favorite slow cooker meal yet, but coincidentally, I was actually planning on using the slow cooker for the first time tonight to make vegetarian enchiladas. My boyfriend has used it to make pulled pork, brisket etc, but nothing that I actually eat haha

  6. Erini says:

    I’ve been obsessing over the Ninja blenders… did not know their slow cooker was as awesome as this. With having such a teeny tiny kitchen, I could really use something like this!!

  7. Emi says:

    My favorite slow cooker meal is beans. I make a pot of them in the slow cooker every week. I add meat (ham, chicken, beef), vegetables that I have on hand that are not prime, and spices.

  8. Nikki | Days With Us says:

    I make a lot of slow cooker meals; however, one of my favorites is Martha Stewart’s Slow Cooker Country Ribs. They are delicious, and everyone in my family loves eating them. Great meal, and the house smells so incredibly good.

  9. Seema says:

    Ever since I saw your post on the roast chicken, I’ve been intrigued by the Ninja system. My favorite slow cooker meal is a toss up between pulled pork and shredded chicken (for tacos/burritos/enchiladas). I’m still on the hunt for an awesome, fool-proof beef stew recipe…

  10. saniel says:

    i made some delicious apple sauce with organic apples. it was the best my son ever had-he siad this is better than the jar stuff. smiles. thanks

  11. Lisa L says:

    Love the crock pot Santa Fe Chicken from skinnytaste website and love to make a dip that I found on 365 days of slowcooking blog – she calls it mommy crack! It is crumbled sausage, rotel, and cream cheese. Sounds a little strange but the bowl is licked clean every time I take it to a party!

  12. Lisa L says:

    Tried yogurt in the slow cooker once. Will try again after reading your post! We go through so much here – would save tons of $$ to make it at home. 🙂

  13. Megan B says:

    Can you believe I’ve never had a slow cooker?! So, no favorite recipe to share yet, but can’t wait to discover lots of good ones once I enter the slow cooking world!

  14. Dana Adams says:

    I love slow cooker beef stew. My winter favorite. But I’d also love to try a recipe I have for enchiladas…yum!

  15. Melissa Abbott says:

    Wow, Emily this Ninja Slow Cooker looks fantastic! My favorite slow cooker meal is to make a spaghetti sauce. This way it gets to slow cook all day. I use ground turkey. I love the idea of being able to brown it in the cooker itself and have my homegrown tomatoes, herbs, and onions slow cook all day to delicious perfection!

  16. Peter says:

    Waiting for Heather’s Beef Stew Recipe–The Lanes Cove Shack Beef Stew–I have to admit, it’s the best-better than my own. I(‘ll) make it in a slow cooker.

  17. Connie Hudlow says:

    I have the Ninja Pulse system and really love it .. it would be nice to have the Ninja Cooker .. although I do have a slow cooker it is just too slow for me so I don’t use it very often .. Also the thought of dirting more dishes and pans is not exciting … The Ninja Cooker would work great .. although we are retired and live on Social Security we wouldn’t be able to purchase one .. Thank You

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