Wow. It’s been a while! Life has been a whirlwind for the last 6 months, but I’m breaking the radio silence today to bring you an awesome new recipe for the Ninja Cooking System: Easy Chipotle Pork Steaks & Jalapeño Corn Pudding Cups. And heads up—this isn’t your typical boring slow cooker recipe.
My family loves this pork because it’s so tasty, and I love it because it’s so easy to fit into the budget. Pork steaks are basically thinner cuts of the shoulder meat, which is a roast piece. So these steaks are super cheap and they are perfect for a long simmer in the slow cooker. This chipotle & ancho spiced sauce is my next favorite after BBQ for pork shoulder. It’s delish.
I imagine that this recipe could translate to other slow cookers, minus the initial browning of the pork (because that’s what the Ninja Cooking System does best). And also, the rack that comes with the Ninja Cooking System is perfect for holding 4 standard ramekins for this spicy, cheesy corn pudding. It’s a tight fit, but it works. I’m just not sure if other crock-style slow cookers come with a rack like that. I’ve never seen one, but it’s not every day that I go out searching for a new slow cooker.
Now, the jalapeños do give the corn pudding a nice spicy kick. I’ve left them out of the recipe for my kids, and it’s still fantastic.
If you’re looking to switch it up from the same old, same old slow cooker recipe, definitely give this one a whirl. And it’s easy to round out your meal with a nice green salad, like our Mixed Greens With Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette. SO yum.
Mix together all of the ingredients for the corn pudding except the cheese. Pour into individual serving size ramekins, and top each with 1/4 of the shredded cheese.
Preheat the Ninja Cooking System by setting the dial to STOVE TOP HIGH for 3 minutes. Melt the butter in the cooker. Add the pork shoulder steak, and cook for 3 minutes on each side until browned. Turn the dial to SLOW COOK LOW. Mix together the beef stock, tomato sauce, chipotle peppers, garlic, ancho chili powder and salt, then add to the cooker.
Insert the rack over the pork steaks, and place the corn pudding ramekins on the rack. Place the lid on the cooker, and cook for 6-8 hours. Serve the pork with some of the sauce included. A green salad rounds out this meal perfectly. Enjoy!
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