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Mar 16, 2005 09:29 PM

Corned Beef Emergency!!!!!

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Help!!!!! I have put a whole corned beef into my crock pot (I cut it in half and layered one piece on to of the other) Most of the beef is covered with liquid, expect for the top fatty layer, and the lid is on securely. I was hoping to cook it overnight, but am concerned that it isn't completely submerged. Could this lead to an unsafe food situation? I would hate to get my guests sick (although they usually drink too many beers anyway!!!!). I only have this one crock pot and it seemed like a good idea to cook it this way. Should I go for it, or should I refridgerate it and cook it in a pot tommorrow? Thanks for your help!!!!!!!!

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  1. It's perfectly safe. Rest easy.


    4 Replies
    1. re: Jim Washburn

      Thanks!!!! Of course you know I am also nervous about keeping the crock pot on all night!!!!! It's fairly new (2 years) and hasn't blown up on me yet!!!!! Thanks again!!!!

      1. re: fitzhammer

        You're quite welcome. This probably goes without saying, but the scope of my previous reply did not extend to crock-pot malfunctions. However, assuming that your crock pot will function normally, there is no danger that your food will get contaminated.


        1. re: Jim Washburn
          King of Northern Blvd.

          I'm sure there are lot's of over stuffed corned beef filled crocks bubbling overnight tonight......

          1. re: King of Northern Blvd.

            Thanks everyone for your advice last night!!!!! I am happy to report that the corned beef cooked a total of 15 hours on low and it is incredibly tender. I am sure my guests are going to be pleased tonight. I am going to chill the beef and then slice it when it firms up and then reheat it in the broth. I can't wait till tonight!!!!! Thanks again.