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Ninja Foodi roast beef

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We love a roast dinner in our home. Often on Sunday, but not always. Anything that I can do to make cooking a roast dinner easier is a winner in my book. This Ninja Foodi roast beef is super simple, takes just minutes to prepare and is extra delicious!

I do love to make slow cooker roast beef sometimes too, as this is easy also, but this recipe is perfect for days when I decide on the spur of the moment to make a roast dinner.

Often I will add parsnips and carrots in to the pot when cooking, to bulk out the vegetables we have. These work best with the roast beef joint, however, you can use any vegetables that you want really, and you’ll just add them in at the end in the broth you use to cook this beef.

The pressure cooker setting on the Ninja Foodi is a fantastic way to cook dinner in a hurry, ideal for those Sundays when you end up catering to a crowd unexpectedly, as seems to happen sometimes in my household!

When this beef roast is finished I will let it rest, under some tin foil for 30 minutes or so, while I prepare Ninja Foodi roast potatoes (check out my 5 tricks for crispy roast potatoes too!), air fryer sage and onion stuffing, yorkshire puddings and turn all of the lovely beef flavoured broth into a delicious beef gravy too. It makes for the tastiest roast dinner, with a LOT less time standing over a hot oven!

If you fancy making something a little different with your beef, or beef leftovers, then be sure to check out my slow cooker beef recipes too.

Ninja Foodi roast beef, sliced, in a Pyrex glass baking dish. The beef sits in its own stock.

Ingredients for Ninja Foodi beef roast recipe:

Garlic (3 cloves or 1 teaspoon of garlic salt)

Thyme (1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves or 1 teaspoon of dried)

Salt and pepper for seasoning

One bay leaf

15ml olive oil

10g plain flour

300g parsnips

300g carrots

One beef joint – I used a 1.1KG joint for this recipe

500ml beef stock (I used low sodium)

Ninja Foodi baked potatoes cooked and served with salt and pepper and chives on top of a piece of baking paper

Method for cooking perfect roast beef in the Ninja Foodi:

Optional first step: Season the beef joint with salt and pepper and dust with the plain flour. Seal the edges in a pan using the olive oil for 1-2 minutes per side until lightly browned.

This sealing, in my opinion, brings extra flavour to the dish, but it might just be psychological.

I use the sauté setting on my Ninja Foodi but if you don’t have this setting you can either brown in a frying pan or skip this step altogether. Once browned set the beef joint to one side on a plate.

If you’ve used the Ninja Foodi pot then you’ll want to deglaze it with a little of the beef stock, to remove any bits on the bottom, otherwise these may burn during the pressure cooking and cause an error to come up.

Wash, peel and chop your carrots and parsnips. I slice them lengthways, and then in half, sometimes thirds depending on the length. Leave these in water to avoid them drying out.

Crush the garlic cloves lightly with a knife, finely dice the thyme leaves and add the bay leaf to the Ninja Foodi pot.

Place your beef joint into the pot.

Add 500ml of beef stock.

Pressure cook for 30 minutes, then use the quick release method to release the steam to prevent further cooking.

I used the temperature probe for my beef joint, and set it to stop cooking when the joint hit 71C, which is the ideal safe internal temperature of beef well done. This was 30 minutes and I pressure cooked my beef straight from the fridge.

Once the beef is ready you can remove this, add the carrots and parsnips, and pressure cook these for 7-8 minutes. Check the broth is at the minimum level to safely use your pressure cooker before setting this.

Rest the beef before slicing.

See below for tips, roast dinner accompaniments and a recipe card! 

White rice cooked in the Ninja foodi in a metal serving dish dressed with parsley on top

Can you use this Ninja Foodi roast beef for sandwiches?

Absolutely! It is super tasty and works so well for sandwiches. I love to make up some sandwiches, using air fryer bread rolls or soft white rolls, and then keep these in the freezer.

Can you make Ninja Foodi roast beef with onion soup mix?

Use this mix instead of using stock for an alternative tasty dish that has extra flavour and is super convenient to make too.

Beef chilli cooked in the Ninja foodi in a metal serving dish with green peppers, mixed beans and tomatoes visible

Do you need to seal the beef first?

You don’t need to, and can just skip this step if you’re low on time. Personally I feel that browning the meat, just briefly sealing the outside, gives it some extra flavour and makes it extra tasty.

I’m not sure if this is necessary, but it only takes a few minutes, and is not much extra effort.

Want to make gravy with the meat juices? 

When the beef is cooked you will want to rest this under tin foil and then use the lovely broth to make a tasty beef gravy. Alternatively you can use this to make a slow cooker beef casserole or perhaps for a chicken pie or similar.

Roast potatoes cooked in the Ninja Foodi in a red Le Creuset using the pressure cooking and air crisp / fryer settings

Which beef joint is the best for Ninja Foodi beef roast?

Personally I tend to use silverside, as this is what it often available in UK supermarkets. This is a nice lean cut of meat that I feel works well. I do use brisket too sometimes. You could always use skirt, shin, chuck or oxtail.

What vegetables work well with beef?

I feel that any root vegetables work very well with this beef dish. Carrots and parsnips are my favourite, but I also love to add leeks, or even potatoes!

As long as you are pressure cooking things will cook well, and be lovely and tender.

Roast chicken with sage leaves and text overlay that says what to do with roast chicken leftovers

Is this Ninja Foodi roast beef sliceable?

The key to having sliceable meat from the pressure cooker or slow cooker is resting it for 30 minutes or so. I use tin foil to keep the joint warm and keep the juices in.

This then slices up lovely, and the slices are perfect for 1-2 for a portion and then there are plenty of leftovers for delicious roast beef sandwiches.

How to cook Ninja Foodi roast beef in its own gravy: 

You’ll want to remove the beef and thicken the gravy up in the pot. With the Ninja Foodi this is really straightforward as you just use the saute method to cook it until it thickens up.

Finished air fryer roast potatoes

How to make roast beef in the Ninja Foodi:

Ninja Foodi roast beef

Tasty roast beef that has been pressure cooked in the Ninja Foodi pot and makes the base of a delicious beef gravy.

Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Keyword beef, Ninja Foodi, Roast dinner
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 299 kcal
Author Katykicker

Ingredients

  • Garlic 3 cloves or 1 teaspoon of garlic salt
  • Thyme 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves or 1 teaspoon of dried
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning
  • One bay leaf
  • 15 ml olive oil
  • 10 g plain flour
  • 300 g parsnips
  • 300 g carrots
  • 1 beef joint I used a 1.1KG joint for this recipe
  • 500 ml beef stock I used low sodium

Instructions

  1. Optional first step: Season the beef joint with salt and pepper and dust with the plain flour. Seal the edges in a pan using the olive oil for 1-2 minutes per side until lightly browned.
  2. I use the sauté setting on my Ninja Foodi but if you don’t have this setting you can either brown in a frying pan or skip this step altogether. Once browned set the beef joint to one side on a plate.
  3. If you’ve used the Ninja Foodi pot then you’ll want to deglaze it with a little of the beef stock, to remove any bits on the bottom, otherwise these may burn during the pressure cooking and cause an error to come up.
  4. Wash, peel and chop your carrots and parsnips. I slice them lengthways, and then in half, sometimes thirds depending on the length. Leave these in water to avoid them drying out.
  5. Crush the garlic cloves lightly with a knife, finely dice the thyme leaves and add the bay leaf to the Ninja Foodi pot.
  6. Place your beef joint into the pot.
  7. Add 500ml of beef stock.
  8. Pressure cook for 30 minutes, then use the quick release method to release the steam to prevent further cooking.
  9. I used the temperature probe for my beef joint, and set it to stop cooking when the joint hit 71C, which is the ideal safe internal temperature of beef well done. This was 30 minutes and I pressure cooked my beef straight from the fridge.
  10. Once the beef is ready you can remove this, add the carrots and parsnips, and pressure cook these for 7-8 minutes. Check the broth is at the minimum level to safely use your pressure cooker before setting this.
  11. Rest the beef before slicing.
  12. See below for tips, roast dinner accompaniments and a recipe card!

Note: All calorie information is for demonstration purposes only and is based on the specific uncooked ingredients that I used when creating the recipe.

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Ninja Foodi roast beef, sliced, in a Pyrex glass baking dish. The beef sits in its own stock.
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