I'm stumped and hoping someone can tell me what is going on. I bought one of the huge packs of ground beef from Superstore (don't generally buy meat for me there but mention it in case that has anything to do with it) and thought I'd use my new slow cooker to make a big batch of meatballs. I also made a couple of hamburgers that fried up as per usual, no problem.
Anyway, nothing mixed in the meatballs that would be considered unusual I don't think (and nothing red) and they cooked for 6 hours on low with a couple of ounces of tomato sauce and water. there wasn't even enough of that to make it coat the meatballs.
When they were supposedly done there was still a lot of red/raw looking meat (I can't stand raw looking hamburger). Last night I thought I'd stick them in the frying pan but even after way too long, the meat was still raw/red looking. I cut the meatballs in half and cooked some more and still raw looking.
I don't understand. The burgers I made were fine but any from the slow cooker just won't go brown. When I cooked roast in the slow cooker it was fine so I'm not sure what I did or didn't do or if it was the meat, why not all the meat?