Smoked Baby Back Ribs

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Smoked Baby Back Ribs
Smoked Baby Back Ribs

I have recently found that the Ninja Foodi is a great appliance for cooking a large variety of items. But, there are certain cuts of meat that lend themselves perfectly to a wood pellet smoker & Grill. Pork Baby Back Ribs is one of those cuts of meat. It would be sacrilegious to fix ribs any other way.

Seasoned the ribs by rubbing all sides with extra virgin olive oil and my Pork Dry Rub - See page 169 of my cookbook - The Wood Pellet Smoker and Grill Cookbook. Wrapped the seasoned ribs with plastic wrap and refrigerated overnight. Preheated my Green Mountain Grills WiFi Controlled Davy Crockett Portable Wood Pellet Grill to 250ºF using 100% hard wood CookinPellets.com Premium Perfect Mix wood pellets. Smoked the pork baby back ribs for approximately 5½ hours until the internal temperature of the ribs reached 200°F. Rested the ribs loosely under a foil tent for 10 minutes before serving ... Note the scrumptious looking smoke ring!

Half a rack of smoked Baby Back Ribs
Half a rack of smoked Baby Back Ribs

Ninja Foodi Meatloaf

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Ninja Foodi Meatloaf
Ninja Foodi Meatloaf

Ninja Foodi Meatloaf

We own two Ninja SP101 Foodi 8-in-1 Digital Air Fry Ovens. One for home and one to use in our RV. Working on adapting and developing recipes for use while on the road. Quick and easy recipes are ideal. Used my meatloaf recipe which can be found at the following link. The major difference in this Ninja Foodi recipe is the formation of three meatloaves rather than two in order to compensate for the height restriction of the Ninja Foodi.

Preheated the Ninja Foodi using the Air Roast mode for 6 minutes at 375°F. Air Roasted for approximately 25 minutes until the internal temperature of the meatloaves reached 160°F. Rested the meatloaves loosely under a foil tent for 10 minutes before serving. Served with a side of Cauliflower mash and green beans.

Ninja Foodi Meatloaves
Ninja Foodi Meatloaves
Air Baked Meatloaves
Air Baked Meatloaves
Ninja Foodi Baked Meatloaf
Ninja Foodi Baked Meatloaf

Smoked Spatchcock Breasts

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Smoked Chicken Breasts
Smoked Chicken Breasts
Smoked Chicken Breast
Smoked Chicken Breast

Smoked Spatchcock Breasts

Costco, packaged under the Kirkland brand, has been growing their own chickens and they're huge! Spatchcocked a chicken and vacuum sealed the  separated quarters for a future cook.

Trimmed the spatchcock chicken breasts of any excess skin and fat before peeling back the skin, Rubbed roasted garlic extra virgin olive oil and seasoned with my Poultry Seasoning - see page 170 of my cookbook - The Wood Pellet Smoker and Grill Cookbook or use McCormick Montreal Chicken Seasoning. Replaced the skin, rubbed with the olive oil, chicken seasoning, and wrapped in plastic before refrigerating for four hours.

Preheat your wood pellet smoker grill to 180ºF using 100% hard wood CookinPellets.com Premium Perfect Mix wood pellets.

Smoke the Spatchcocked Chicken Breasts for an hour at 180ºF before increasing the pit temperature to 390ºF. The chicken breasts are cooked when the internal temperature of the breast at the thickest part reaches 170ºF. Rest the Smoked Spatchcock Chicken Breasts loosely under a foil tent for 10 minutes before serving ... For planning purposes only - took a total of about 3 hours which includes the preheat time. The 3 hours was due to the enormous size of the breasts - Always cook to an internal temperature - Nothing worse than raw chicken!

Seasoned Chicken Breasts
Seasoned Chicken Breasts
Resting Smoked Chicken Breasts
Resting Smoked Chicken Breasts

Ninja Foodi Digiorno Supreme Pizza

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Ninja Foodi Digiorno Supreme Pizza
Ninja Foodi Digiorno Supreme Pizza

Ninja Foodi Digiorno Supreme Pizza

If you have a Ninja SP101 Foodi 8-in-1 Digital Air Fry Oven sooner or later you're going to want to do a pizza - Right!? I recommend you do it sooner than later cause the results in one of these ovens is just superb! Set the Air Fry mode to 400°F and placed the frozen Digiorno Supreme Rising Crust Pizza on the bottom wire rack. The pizza was cooked to perfection after 20 minutes. Give it a shot!

Ninja Foodi Chicken Quarters

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Ninja Foodi Chicken Quarters
Ninja Foodi Chicken Quarters

Ninja Foodi Chicken Quarters

Continuing my love affair with the Ninja Foodi. I'm really getting scrumptious results using the Air Roast feature. I see many postings where an internal temperature of 165°F is called for chicken dark meat (thighs, drumsticks, and/or quarters). But I have learned over the years that chicken dark meat is very forgiving when it comes to internal temperature and should always be taken to 180°F. My neighbor, Tom, who works for Foster Farms has told me that the white breast meat needs to be taken to 170°F while the dark meat requires to be taken to 180°F. So, I have always used those guidelines and by using bone-in skin-on chicken it has always turned out moist and most important - the chicken has always been done to perfection. Nothing ruins a meal like raw bloody chicken ...

Chicken Quarters Seasoned on/under skin
Chicken Quarters Seasoned on/under skin
Wrapped Seasoned Chicken Quarters
Wrapped Seasoned Chicken Quarters

Trimmed the chicken quarters of any excess skin and fat before peeling back the skin, Rubbed roasted garlic extra virgin olive oil and seasoned with my Poultry Seasoning - see page 170 of my cookbook - The Wood Pellet Smoker and Grill Cookbook or use McCormick Montreal Chicken Seasoning. Replaced the skin, rubbed with the olive oil, chicken seasoning, and wrapped in plastic before refrigerating for four hours.

Lined my Ninja SP101 Foodi 8-in-1 Digital Air Fry Oven sheet pan with heavy duty foil. Placed the seasoned chicken quarters, upside down, on the sheep pan. Set the Ninja Foodi Air Fry Oven Air Roast option to 375°F and roasted the chicken quarters for 15 minutes. Flipped the chicken quarters and roasted for an additional 20 minutes until the internal temperature of the chicken reached 180°F. Rested the chicken quarters loosely under a foil tent for 10 minutes before serving.

Served the chicken quarter with half an avocado, Spanish Rice-A-Roni, and a side of squash, red onions, & stewed tomatoess.

Chicken Quarters ready to turn
Chicken Quarters ready to turn
Chicken Quarters to 180 IT
Chicken Quarters to 180 IT
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