Beef stew Ingredients have been in crockpot for 6 hrs. I forgot to turn it on. If I start cooking it now will the meat be safe to eat?
It's fine!!!!! You leave meat out to thaw and it will not go bad in 6 hours.
I wouldn't chance it.
Yes. Cooking will kill whatever germs may have developed.
If the meat was frozen it may be ok but if not I'd be scared to eat it
It will be fine, trust me, even if it wasn't frozen.