Great Ninja Foodi roast recipe with mushroom gravy that’s tender and juicy in just about an hour. If you’re looking for Ninja Foodi recipes you’ll love this
We’re adding this Ninja Foodi roast recipe with mushroom gravy to our list of easy Ninja Foodi recipes today! Have you ever made a Coca Cola roast? Well we tried this in our new pressure cooker air fryer machine and it came out so very tender! (originally published 2/19, amazon services llc affiliate links present)
The first night we served this fall apart beef along side vegetables and some easy pull apart bread recipe, and with the leftovers we put it inside soft tacos with cheese and avocado!
What is the Ninja Foodi?
- It is an air fryer meets a pressure cooker and it is making its mark in the cooking world with a vengeance.
Let’s get started on how to cook a Ninja Foodi roast, that is the cut we used this time.
Is the Ninja Foodi an air fryer too?
- Yes it is!
- We will be using the pressure cooker function for this Ninja Foodi roast recipe though.
- I didn’t feel the need to use the air fryer to crisp the top since I wanted it as soft and tender as possible.
The best way to cook a roast in my opinion is in a pressure cooker because it makes it oh so tender in a short amount of time, like this one.
Like I said, we used a sirloin tip roast because that is what we had on hand. It is a great cut of meat if you can find it!
- Our mushroom gravy is easy to take with a can of Coca Cola, cream of mushroom soup and a few packets of goodness. I will share where you can order those online below so you don’t even need to go to the store.
How to cook a roast in a pressure cooker
- You will want to leave the fat on – it adds to the overall flavor, ours had minimal
- Cutting the large piece of meat into several equal pieces will allow it to cook evenly, all the way through to the center and become tender as ever, we cut ours in 4 equal pieces
- Liquid is necessary to cook anything in a pressure cooker – we used Coke as the base and added onion and mushroom ingredients to make our gravy so it could all cook together
- Allow the pot to naturally release the pressure COMPLETELY for the tenderest meat and avoid squirting liquid everywhere when it’s released
Don’t expect your pressure cooker roast to come out as it would in the oven cooked in one solid piece and slicing it. Rather it will be so tender you won’t need a knife at all, it will fall apart with your fork. That is the way we love it anyway so it’s a win win, more like shredded beef texture if you will.
I will start by saying that when I make a gravy I do not over-season or salt it. I prefer to have the taste of the meat come through, and also my husband has high blood pressure so I tend to add just enough salt to enhance the flavor but not overwhelm it.
- With that said feel free to increase the amount of garlic salt I suggest. If I can put my two cents in though I would suggest that you use the amount below initially. Then when you are thickening the gravy you can taste it and add more at that time.
- It is easier to add seasonings/salt but impossible to remove it once it’s in there….that’s all I’m sayin’.
This is what ours looked like once I took out the pieces and finished thickening our mushroom gravy! It broke into smaller pieces but still stayed in tact..however it was so tender once I touched it with a fork it broke apart. It was perfect.
How long to cook a roast in a pressure cooker is of course going to depend on the size of it, ours was 5.8 lbs. (I wouldn’t buy one bigger than that).
This is what you need to make this tender Ninja Foodi roast recipe
- Roast – ours was a 5.8 lb. sirloin roast tip (great cut)
- Can of cola
- French onion soup mix packet
- Dry gravy mix packet
- Cream of mushroom
- or make homemade cream of mushroom soup
- Garlic salt
- Soy sauce
- Cornstarch + cold water – to thicken gravy at the end
** If yours is smaller adjust accordingly and maybe cut into 3 pcs instead of 4. Cutting it into smaller pieces shortens the cook time overall in order to get it fall apart tender. No need to tenderize the meat beforehand.
Steps to follow to pressure cook a Ninja Foodi roast
- Slice your meat into 4 equal pieces and remove string wrapped around it.
- Place your meat into your pot.
- In a large bowl whisk together your can of soda, onion soup mix packet, soy sauce, garlic salt and dry package of gravy mix. It won’t be completely smooth because of the dehydrated onions but pretty much.
- You could use beef broth instead of Coke if you really wanted but this adds a bit of sweetness.
- Pour this over your meat and close your lid and steam valve.
- Set to high pressure for 60 minutes. Timing may vary if you piece is a lot larger (which probably won’t fit) or smaller.
- Once this is done do not do a quick release. Rather, allow it to release steam naturally which will take 15 minutes – 20ish minutes total.
- Remove your meat and allow it to rest
- In a bowl put some of the hot liquid from your pot in it with your condensed soup and whisk that together.
- Set your Foodi to saute and once it begins to bubble add this mixture in and stir so your gravy can really thicken. If you wanted to add sliced mushrooms at this time you could do so so they would soften.
But there’s another way too! You can make an air fryer roast as well!
Both ways are fantastic but different in flavor. To use the air crisp method for the one you see above I sliced it in 3 equal pieces so it was thinner.
- You couldn’t very well cook it as is using this method because the outside would get charred while the middle remained raw.
- I created a homemade teriyaki style marinade first, soaked it in the fridge overnight and then cooked it the next day.
- My husband said it turned out amazing. Give them both a try and see which Ninja Foodi roast recipe you prefer.
- Forgot to defrost it? Follow these pressure cooker frozen roast directions.
How long is leftover beef roast good for?
You should refrigerate it in a shallow airtight container or wrap tightly with aluminum foil or plastic wrap. Leftover cooked beef will last for 3 to 4 days in the fridge and can be used in many recipes such as:
- Use it in an Instant Pot casserole with pasta and a creamy sauce, a family favorite around here.
- Instead of ham you can make our leftover turnovers with this beef. If you’ve never made these before they’re the best, and your kids can help you make them too.
- Make this cream of mushroom rice with about a cup of shredded leftover meat in the pot for a yummy meal.
- You can make a batch of beef and noodles with it diced up.
Ninja Foodi Roast Recipe
- Whisk together your cola, onion soup mix, dry gravy mix packet, soy sauce and garlic salt so it is lumpy but mixed well.
- Remove string ties from roast (if yours has them and you want it to fall apart while cooking, if you want to keep in tact more to slice leave them on). Slice your roast into 4 equal pieces (so it cooks evenly) and put inside your pressure cooker.
- Pour soup mixture on top of roast so it is well coated.
- Close your pressure cooker lid (lid for Ninja Foodi that isn't connected) and close your steam valve.
- Turn machine on, push your pressure cook button, high temperature for 60 minutes. (time appropriate for a 5.5 approx size roast to cook, cut into 4 pcs.)
- Allow to naturally release completely (or else stuff will spray everywhere), then open your lid. (this took about 30 min.)
- To make a thicker gravy remove your meat and set your pot to saute.
- In a small bowl whisk together 1/2 cup of the hot liquid in your pot + your can of condensed soup. Add this into your pot and allow to bubble.
- If you want it thicker whisk in a bowl 2 tbsp of cornstarch + 3 tbsp cold water until smooth and add into your pot once it begins to bubble. Keep in mind it will thicken a lot once it cools and sits.
- Taste gravy as it is thickening and add more salt if desired.Return meat to pot so it stays moist, shred in pot or slice and serve smothered in gravy!
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