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2 reasons not to put frozen meat in slow cooker
1. It can break the insert. Just like pouring cold water in a hot glass dish or putting ice in a hot glass, the ceramic part can crack or shatter. I've never had it happen, but i know some who have.
2. Bateria! The meat defrosts very unevenly this way, allowing it to become contaminated. Especially dangerous to a pregnant woman.
For next time, there are easy quick methods to defrost meat. Put the sealed package under cold running water, 15 mins or so (depends on thickness). Place on counter sandwiches between 2 aluminum cookie sheets, about an hour, less for thinner cuts. Put frozen meat in boiling water. Boil until fully cooked (recommend using a meat thermometer),and then, immediately grill with your favorite sauce.
The meat takes too long to get to the correct temp if frozen, the bacteria breeds and is a risk of food poisoning. Cooking it longer won't make any difference. If you are craving ribs it's up to you, but please don't give it to your family.
You arent supposed to cook frozen meat in slow cookers full stop unless properly thawed. I wouldnt eat it at all if pregnant, but if you must, do 8 hours on high.
I have always put frozen meat in the slowcooker, if its not fozen it cooks to quickly in mine we have never had an issue i honestly think it depends on the type of slow cooker you have, mine seems to cook on a higher temp which is really annoying as things that say 6 hours are done in low in half that.
Can you share your recipe? I’m not doing too well with my slow cooker after months of different recipes I’ve only got 3 good ones. I’ve also read it many places do not use frozen meat in the cooker....
Thanks for your responses ladies. I ended up just pulling them out of the slow cooker and trying to defrost them in the microwave (which worked for a change), and doing them on the bbq 🙂