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I put a frozen beef roast (about 2 lbs) in the crockpot with some sherry and onions, but forgot to turn the crock pot on. The lid was on, and when I got home about 6 hours later the roast was still mostly frozen (I could only get a fork into about ¼ to ½ an inch) and the outside of it still felt very cold. I immediately put the whole crock pot in the fridge and I'm wondering if I can cook the roast today, or if I need to toss it.


marked as duplicate by logophobe, rumtscho Apr 2 '15 at 15:44

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If it was still mostly frozen I think it's just fine and no different than leaving out on the counter to thaw in the morning before going to work.

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