Some recipes for the Ninja Cooking System include Asparagus and Watercress Soup with White Beans and Hearty Beef Stew. The Ninja Cooking System is designed to save time in the kitchen by combining the functions of a stove top, slow-cooker and steam oven.
To make Asparagus and Watercress Soup with White Beans, first trim the tips from the asparagus, chop the stalks and set aside. Melt butter with olive oil in the Ninja pot set to the stovetop high setting, then add chopped shallots and garlic and allow to cook for 1 minute. Add the asparagus stalks with salt and ground black pepper and cook for another 2 minutes, followed by vegetable stock and the white beans, then allow to simmer for 15 minutes. Add the asparagus tips and watercress and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Attach bottom blades to the 72-ounce pitcher and blend the soup on Speed 1, gradually increasing to Speed 6 until smooth. Then return to the pot and heat before serving.
For Hearty Beef Stew, season beef with salt and black pepper, then coat with flour. Add vegetable oil to the Ninja pot and set to stovetop high to heat. Brown the beef for 10 minutes, stirring as required. Add beef broth, halved potatoes, quartered onions, baby-cut carrots, chopped garlic and 2 sprigs of fresh thyme to the pot. Set to slow cook, covered, on low for 7 hours until beef is tender. Add peas for the last 10 minutes.