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Crockpot Chili

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  1. 1. with the chili

    • Eat it
    • Toss it
    • Eat a small portion; If you don't die or get sick, continue eating...

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Picture the scene:

 

A chili containing cooked ground beef, pork sausage, onions, peppers, garlic, some beans, spices and sauces cooks in a crockpot from 7 pm to 10:30 pm on low.

At 10:30 pm the crockpot is turned off and the lid put securely in place.

The chili is left on the kitchen counter for the night. Ambient temperature is 70 degrees F.

At 6:00 am the next morning, the crockpot is turned back on the low setting.

Q: Should I do as Ms Scaggs says and throw it out, because after cooling in the wee hours of the morning, deadly bacteria took over my chili and eventually turned it into a toxic soup of death.

I haven't done a poll in a while so I'd be surprised if I didn't screw it up.

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I have to ask, why did you put it on low for 3.5 hours and then turn it off?

However, I am not one for chucking away good nosh so I would give it a a full cycle, and then maybe an extra hour on high (add a little more hot liquid if nessecary). Then try a spoonful, if ok eat away. :)

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15 minutes ago, WKDWZD said:

I have to ask, why did you put it on low for 3.5 hours and then turn it off?

However, I am not one for chucking away good nosh so I would give it a a full cycle, and then maybe an extra hour on high (add a little more hot liquid if nessecary). Then try a spoonful, if ok eat away. :)

Heat will kill bacteria, but not any toxins that might be present.

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5 hours ago, Chesapeake Spirit said:

Heat will kill bacteria, but not any toxins that might be present.

Hence, eat a spoonful. ;)

I doubt many toxins will have been produced in such a short time.

Edited by WKDWZD

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29 minutes ago, WKDWZD said:

Hence, eat a spoomful. ;)

I doubt many toxins will have been produced in such a short time.

Some types can develop in 1 - 6 hours.

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Why in the world did you start it at that time??

Tell the truth - Did you turn it off because the character  on This Is Us died in the 1970s in a fire started by a Crock Pot? Everyone is afraid of their Crock Pots since last week’s episode. :rolleyes:

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1 hour ago, WKDWZD said:

I have to ask, why did you put it on low for 3.5 hours and then turn it off?

 

The only thing I can think of is that I lack kitchen smarts.

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when I run into a situation like this I usually stick the crockpot in the fridge, take it out the next day and start reheating it

more often than not it usually turns out tasting better also

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2 minutes ago, PinkFlamingo said:

Why in the world did you start it at that time??

Tell the truth - Did you turn it off because the character  on This Is Us died in the 1970s in a fire started by a Crock Pot? Everyone is afraid of their Crock Pots since last week’s episode. :rolleyes:

I will never look at a crockpot in the same way, ever again after that.

I guess I'm living on the edge, messing with evil crockpots...

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1 minute ago, babylinux said:

when I run into a situation like this I usually stick the crockpot in the fridge, take it out the next day and start reheating it

more often than not it usually turns out tasting better also

In hindsight, that is what I should've done.

I'm a big dummy...

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1 minute ago, Scaggsville said:

I will never look at a crockpot in the same way, ever again after that.

I guess I'm living on the edge, messing with evil crockpots...

knew it!! Lmao :lol:

 

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I wouldn't have thrown it away, especially since you said the meat was already cooked. If you started with raw meat, I would say no, throw it away! 

What was the verdict?  What did you do?? 

 

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3 minutes ago, Cowboyz said:

I wouldn't have thrown it away, especially since you said the meat was already cooked. If you started with raw meat, I would say no, throw it away! 

What was the verdict?  What did you do?? 

 

Well, I have proclaimed it off limits to the family. Right now it is on low. If the house hasn't burned down, when I get home, I am going to put it on high for a bit and have some.

I have a cast-iron stomach, so I suspect I'll be good to go.

I was kind of shocked when Ms Scaggs matter of factly said it should be thrown out. I then searched the interwebs, and sure enough, it turns out I'm an idiot. :)

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20 minutes ago, Scaggsville said:

Well, I have proclaimed it off limits to the family. Right now it is on low. If the house hasn't burned down, when I get home, I am going to put it on high for a bit and have some.

I have a cast-iron stomach, so I suspect I'll be good to go.

I was kind of shocked when Ms Scaggs matter of factly said it should be thrown out. I then searched the interwebs, and sure enough, it turns out I'm an idiot. :)

LOL... good luck, I hope you're not reporting back with a horrible update tomorrow. 

I would have done the same. 

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3 hours ago, Chesapeake Spirit said:

Some types can develop in 1 - 6 hours.

I guess that I'm just a lucky guy then. :)

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6 hours ago, Scaggsville said:

I will never look at a crockpot in the same way, ever again after that.

I guess I'm living on the edge, messing with evil crockpots...

 

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12 hours ago, PinkFlamingo said:

 

Yeah, I heard the Crock-Pot company got hate mail blaming them for killing Jack Pearson.

I ate and survived. Tobasco neutralizes all that is bad.:)

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