Is it safe to cook a steak that was left out (raw) for 7 hours?
My husband pulled a moose roast out of the freezer, marinated it in the fridge for 2 days and then put it in the slow cooker this morning. I just got home and noticed that he never plugged in the slow cooker, so this defrosted roast has been sitting on our counter for 7 hours. I plugged the slow cooker in and turned it on high. There's no dairy products in the marinade. Are we going to get sick if we eat this roast?
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, CA) and hob (UK). Hob can refer to both the stove as a whole, or an individual burner (aka. heating element). crock pot (US; brand name issues) is a slow cooker (US, UK, AU). Also slo-cooker (UK...' on cooking shows) unless otherwise qualified (eg, 'plain, strong flour') in which case it just means 'not self-rising'. Note that AP flour in the US South (eg, White Lily brand) tends to be softer than northern and national brands of AP flour (eg, King Arthur, Gold Mill, Pillsbury). soft flour (UK) is lower gluten than AP flour, such as pastry flour (US) or cake flour (US) strong flour (UK) aka. hard