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Ninja Foodi Curried Mince – An Easy Pressure Cooker Recipe

Have you tried cooking a mince dish made with the pressure cooker function of your Ninja Foodi?

The mince cooks quickly and comes out soft and tender, perfect for creating tasty curries and other dishes.

Making a curried mince in a Ninja Foodi is quick to prepare and is ready in less than 30 minutes (including the time it takes to come to pressure!)

I made this curried mince recipe in the Ninja Foodi 15-in-1, but you can make it in any Ninja Foodi model or multi-cooker with a pressure cooker function.

You could also make it using the slow cooker function on your Ninja Foodi – I’ve only made it in a traditional slow cooker (see my slow cooker keema recipe if you want to follow those instructions).

For more concise instructions and to print this out, please head to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

🛒 What You Need

The below quantities were enough for four large portions or six medium servings. Four of us ate this one with enough left for lunch for two the next day. More on storage instructions further down.

ingredients for cooking curried mince in Ninja Foodi, beef mince, frozen peas, tomato puree, curry powder, two cloves garlic, red chilli, beef stock pot, chopped tomatoes, chopped onion, oil


  • Oil – I used one tablespoon of olive oil to saute the onions and beef.
  • Beef mince – I used 750g of beef mince; you can use more or less, the timings will remain the same.
  • Onions and garlic – I used two onions and two cloves of garlic.
  • Spices – I used one teaspoon of ground ginger (you could use one tablespoon of grated fresh ginger), four tablespoons of curry powder and one teaspoon of ground cinnamon.
  • Chilli – I added one red chilli for extra heat; this is optional, depending on how spicy you like your curries.
  • Tomatoes – I used one can of chopped tomatoes (400g); you could use passata instead. I also added two tablespoons of tomato puree.
  • Beef Stock – I made up 200ml of beef stock from one pot.
  • Frozen peas – as many as you want; I used 250g (as we like our peas!)

👩‍🍳 Making It

The good news is there is not much preparation is required to make this recipe; you only need to chop the onions, crush the garlic, slice the chilli (if using), and make up the beef stock.

Ninja Foodi 15 in 1 Hob

Step 1

Switch on the Ninja Foodi and select the SEAR/SAUTE function. Add the oil and heat up before adding the chopped onions. Saute them for about 5 minutes until they have softened.

saute onions in Ninja 15 in 1

Step 2

When the onions have softened, add the beef mince and brown for a further five minutes.

brown mince in Ninja 15 in 1

If anything sticks to the pot, deglaze it with a little hot stock.

browned mince in Ninja Foodi

Step 3

Switch off the SEAR/SAUTE function and add the garlic, chilli, tomatoes, tomato puree, curry powder, ginger, cinnamon and stock.

Stir everything together until it is well mixed. Don’t use a metal utensil, as you may scratch the bowl.

ingredients for curried mince in Ninja Foodi

Step 4

Put on the Ninja Foodi pressure cooker lid – or, if you are using a Ninja Foodi with a smart lid, close the lid and move the slider to the pressure position.

ninja foodi pressure valve

Make sure the valve is in the SEAL position, and then using the pressure cooker function, select high pressure and set the timer for 10 minutes and a quick release.

At the end of the pressure cooking time, either perform a quick release or, for a Smartlid Ninja Foodi, wait until the quick release finishes.

Carefully open the lid and switch the function to sear/sauté.

adding frozen peas to curried mince in Ninja Foodi

Add the frozen peas and stir in. Do a taste test and add any seasoning or extra curry powder as required.

Leave the Ninja Foodi to simmer for about 5 minutes or longer if the sauce needs to be reduced some more.

curried mince with peas next to boiled white rice

Serve with rice or on top of a jacket potato.

❄ How To Store Curried Mince

If you have some curried mince left over, leave it to cool before transferring it to an airtight container.

You can store the curried mince in the fridge for 3-4 days or freeze it for up to 4 months.

Allow the frozen mince to completely defrost (12 to 24 hours) before reheating.

curried  mince and peas on a plate next to a Ninja Foodi 15 in 1

I hope you enjoy this Ninja Foodi Curried Mince recipe. Let me know in the comments if you end up making it, or tag me on Facebook with your pictures!

🧾 More Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker Recipes

There are so many different types of recipes you can make with a Ninja Foodi multi-cooker. Below are some recipes for the Ninja Foodi using the pressure cooker function. They can be cooked in any pressure cooker.

👉 Recipe Card (Instructions + Print)

curried mince on a plate next to a Ninja Foodi 15 in 1

Ninja Foodi Curried Mince

Yield: 4 - 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

The Ninja Foodi cooks the mince quickly and comes out incredibly soft and tender, perfect for creating a flavourful curried mince.


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 750g beef mince
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 red chilli, chopped
  • 400g chopped tomatoes (or passata)
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 to 4 tbsp curry powder*
  • 200ml beef stock (from 1 stock pot)
  • 250g frozen peas


    1. Heat oil in the Ninja Foodi pot using the SEAR/SAUTE function.
    2. Add the onions and saute for 5 minutes, until softened.
    3. Add mince and brown for 5 minutes - if anything sticks to the pot, use a little hot stock to deglaze it.
    4. Add the garlic, chilli, tomato puree, passata, curry powder, ginger, cinnamon and stock. Stir.
    5. Switch off the SEAR/SAUTE function and put on the Ninja Foodi lid or slide to the right if using a Ninja Foodi with a smart lid.
    6. Using the pressure cooker function select high pressure for 10 minutes and quick release.
    7. At the end of the pressure cooking time, open the Ninja Foodi when able and stir the curried mince.
    8. Switch to SEAR/SAUTE and add the frozen peas. Simmer for about 5 minutes. Taste the mince and add more curry powder or seasoning if required.
    9. Serve with rice or on top of a jacket potato.


Curry Powder - I used four tablespoons of hot curry powder. On your first go of making it, you might want to use less and then add some more curry powder at the end once you know how spicy it is. Cooking in a pressure cooker will intensify the taste so it is best to go easy on the spices the first time around.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 563Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 128mgSodium: 552mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 11gSugar: 7gProtein: 46g

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Chris Treadwell

Friday 1st of December 2023

I presume that I can substitute an InstantPot for the Ninja Foodi in all of your recipes, best wishes and have a great Christmas

Chris (Colwyn Bay)

Liana Green

Wednesday 20th of December 2023

Hi Chris - yes you can use an InstantPot instead, I have made many of them in an InstantPot too (I had one before using the Ninja but have since gifted it to my Mother in Law!)


Saturday 11th of February 2023

I made this recipe. Loved the finished product,and as I live on my own there was enough for 1 meal and 3 to freeze,following your recipe


Saturday 4th of February 2023

Can I use veggie mince?

Liana Green

Tuesday 14th of February 2023

I've not tried this recipe with veggie mince, I'm quite sure you could use it, though, but you'd need to adjust cooking times I think.

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