Slow cooker in crockpot without meat?
I have stouffers slow cooker beef pot roast starter- red skin potatoes in a savory sauce. My first question is this- will ground beef taste okay in this even though it calls for beef chuck roast? My second question- I forgot to thaw the meat yesterday and am planing to cook tonight. How would I go about cooking the potatoes and vegetables for the day while I give the meat about 5 more hours to thaw? Could I add the potatoes and veggies to crockpot now and then after 5 hours add the cooked meat and let them all sit together for like 2 hours then serve? It says to add everything together and let it cook in pot for 6-8 hours. Thank you