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How to quickly thaw a 3-4 lb roast

I forgot to get it out of the freezer this morning and I want to put it in the crock pot in the morning.

I don't want to put it in fully frozen for what I am cooking.

Best way to thaw it without loosing all the blood (flavor) out of it?


Asked by Jademom07 at 10:55 AM on Apr. 14, 2011 in Food & Drink

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Answers (10)
  • Do NOT EVER THAW RAW MEAT IN WARM WATER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This came from the health dept. Run COLD water in the sink and put the roast in the cold water, keep cold water slowly running on the roast.

    Thawing in warm water lets bacteria grow on the meat.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 11:53 AM on Apr. 14, 2011

  • Fill up your sink with cool water and throw it in their for awhile.

    Answer by MarGeee at 10:57 AM on Apr. 14, 2011

  • maybe try setting it in the sink in a large bowl with the packaging still on and let cold water run over it for a while, turning it every so often. If you defrost in microwave it may start to cook it..I hate thawing stuff out that way :/
    Good Luck!

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 10:57 AM on Apr. 14, 2011

  • I stick mine in frozen on low setting until dinner and it comes out hot enough in the middle.

    Answer by zoejains_momma at 10:56 AM on Apr. 14, 2011

  • Put it in warm water in the sink.

    Answer by mompam at 11:06 AM on Apr. 14, 2011

  • I would just pit in water in teh sink.

    Answer by KTMOM at 11:10 AM on Apr. 14, 2011

  • I'd stay away from the microwave since it's red meat. I'd soak in in warm water for about an hour or so then stick it in the crock pot.

    Answer by _Tam_ at 11:40 AM on Apr. 14, 2011

  • Thaw in cold water in the sink

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 2:07 PM on Apr. 14, 2011

  • Microwave.

    Answer by meooma at 11:19 AM on Apr. 14, 2011

  • Fill the sink with really warm water and put the roast in will have to change the water every hour. huge waste of water unfortunately :(

    Answer by Wish2Be at 11:43 AM on Apr. 14, 2011