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Mistake with Ground Beef

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I think I made a thoughtless mistake. I thought I'd try using the slow cooker to make chili. Without thinking, I put RAW ground beef in and then all the other ingredients all at one time.
I know the meat would have tasted better having been browned.
My concern is: will the ground beef be heated/cooked enough
to be SAFE to eat?
I'll use my thermometer to check the temp tomorrow.
Thanks

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  1. Yes. Safe.

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    1. re: ipsedixit

      cool, thanks, ipsedixit

    2. Yes safe but there will be more grease unless you were going to brown it AND use the grease.

      1. It will be fine, just like any other raw meat that goes in the crockpot.
        You're right, browning would have given it a better flavor, but as far as cooking thoroughly, the ground beef most likely cooked through long before a pot roast would have.

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        1. re: jmcarthur8

          thanks so much for all responses!!!

        2. I'd chill it and try to scrape off some of the fat. Of course if the point was to eat it the same day, I guess that wouldn't work. By the way, I'm surprised by the number of times I've seen people put raw hamburger into a kettle of water when making chili on the Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives show.

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          1. re: John E.

            OT, but I'm always amazed at the margarine I see used all the time on DDD.

            1. re: tracylee

              I've noticed that too, mostly it seems they use it on the flat top griddle. It's cheaper than butter (or olive oil).

              1. re: tracylee

                I'm amazed by a lot of things on DDD.

              2. re: John E.

                Chilis and stews often taste better the next day, so it may work out for you.

                1. re: John E.

                  By the way, I'm surprised by the number of times I've seen people put raw hamburger into a kettle of water when making chili on the Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives show
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                  Not if they are making Cincinnati Chili.

                  1. re: ipsedixit

                    I consider Cincinnati chili to be more of a spaghetti sauce than I do chili.