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Do I really need to brown the meat before putting it in the crockpot? Why?

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Asked by mazonmom at 7:16 PM on Feb. 8, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • It will get dry and gross if you don't trust me.

    Answer by truealaskanmom at 7:18 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • Rachael Ray had that on the program today. She said it keeps it from tasting mushy

    Answer by admckenzie at 7:20 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • My meat doesn't taste mushy. Usually far from it. I've never noticed much of a difference to add that extra few steps.

    Ground beef on the other hand always has to be browned to keep it from clumping.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 7:33 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • I never brown it (sear), it's never been dry & gross or mushy. My husband loves my roasts. I put them in the cp still frozen, and cook them on low for 12 hours and they're incredible.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:49 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • I brown it because I have to drain the grease off first.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 9:19 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • I only brown ground meat cause it gets the fat out. As for everything else I put in raw. Never had mushy meat though browning does in my opinion bring out the flavor more.

    Answer by pagirl71 at 11:54 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • I sear pork chops or chicken breasts to keep the juices inside the meat--keeps it from drying out. I do cook and drain ground beef though.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 6:18 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

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