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Old 01-15-2008, 07:01 AM   #1
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Frozen pot roast?


I'm making a pot roast but the meat is still partially frozen in the middle. Is it a problem to put it in the oven like that? It will take forever to defrost normally as the weather is freezing.


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Old 01-15-2008, 08:08 AM   #2
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Since pot roast is such a long-cooking dish, I would think it would be okay. You could remove the outer "layers" of the meat after the normal amount of cooking time and leave the center to cook a little longer if it doesn't seem done (that is, falling-apart tender) all the way through. HTH.
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Old 01-15-2008, 08:54 AM   #3
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I had the same thing last week. I just browned the pot roast, put in in my crock pot with the usual other ingredients and started it on High for an hour, then on low for about 7-8 hours. Turned out perfectly.
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don`t worry about it at all, I`v done it when the whole thing`s still frozen and it`s turned out perfect, when you`re cooking a roast like that for so long, half an hour makes no real difference :)

in fact sometimes it`s an advantage using frozen meats, as you can drill holes into it and pack in herbs and spices and then plug the holes again with the meat turnings, gives a great effect and flavor throughout.

use a Cordless drill for this though, there`s no risk of electric shock that way.
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