would it be a good idea to....

@TnWoman (1896)
United States
January 23, 2009 4:34pm CST
hello everybody here at Mylot. i was just wondering if it would be a good idea or not if i were to take frozen ribs out of the freezer and without letting them thaw out any, put them directly into the crock pot and put whatever other ingredients in along with the ribs, and i wonder if that the food would still turn out alright by cooking it like that or if it would make the ribs taste tuff or something like that. so tell me, has anybody around here at Mylot ever not thawed their meat product before that they cooked it in the crock pot? take care and have a beautiful afternoon.
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11 responses
• United States
23 Jan 09
hi tnwoman...i've read online others that always use frozen meat in a crock pot including frozen ribs and never had a problem. one person said it takes longer to cook. and another said he turned up the heat because it's frozen and he never had any problems. and about being tough one person said it comes out good and the meat is falling off the bone. no one said for how long they cooked their food tho. so it's all up to you. enjoy.
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@deebomb (15347)
• United States
23 Jan 09
I do that all the time. If I forget to take the meat out of the freezer I will put it in the crock pot on high. I really comes out tender. I wait until the meat is completely thawed out before putting any vegetables or any thing else in with it. Put your seasoning in the crockpot with the meat and forget about it. You will have a good bit of juice or broth cooking meat this way. It comes out so good.
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• United States
24 Jan 09
That would be me. I seem to always have a great idea but when it comes down to execution I fail. I forget to take it out of the freezer. So when I want to do it that way 99% of the time it starts frozen. When its done the meat falls off the bones or if no bones it just falls apart. I think it actually turns out better when you cook it from frozen. Just remember to get it up to the proper temp. Every thing is ok as long as its cooked up to the safe temp.
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@stephcjh (32386)
• United States
24 Jan 09
I know alot of people like to thaw them out first. I do not see a problem with putting them into the crockpot with other ingredients though. I think they will be fine.
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
24 Jan 09
Hi TnWoman! I usually do that whenever I am in a hurry and there has never been a problem. It take only a few minutes to have the frozen meat to boil and when it does, then that is the time for me to lower the heat then put all my ingredients. Take care and have a nice day! lovelots..faith210
24 Jan 09
Hi TnWoman, Yes, you can do it like that as I sometime just take my chops out and put them straight pot, so don't worry and enjoy your cooking. Love and hugs. Tamara
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@rocketj1 (6957)
• United States
23 Jan 09
I think they may dry out a bit that way and it would take awhile for them to get up to temperature too. I would probably partially boil them first. Just for a few minutes to warm them.
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@moneymaya (901)
• India
24 Jan 09
this can also be a way of enjoying cooking food and also saving time ,thanks for sharing
@Polly1 (12651)
• United States
24 Jan 09
I have done that and haven't had any troubles with it. But I have a slow cooker instead of a crock pot, it heats up differently. I put it on high and that thaws out the meat.
@ShellyB (5245)
• United States
24 Jan 09
I do not believe there should be any problems especially on the crock pot. I have brown ground meat that was half frozen, it turned out ok. And since I used my crock pot all the time I would imagine the same would apply.
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
24 Jan 09
I never thaw out my chicken before I put it in the crock pot. I cook stuff on low. It never dries out or gets tough on me. I think they will be fine as long as you don't cook it on high.