I read this information a few months ago about browning ground meat, in my case moose, in the crock pot. One thing I really dislike about many crock pot recipes is the browning of meat before putting into the crock pot. I am going to try this weekend for making sloppy joes for our first Sunday fellowship at church. I think I will add a little olive oil when I do this as we grind our own meat and add no fat.... Hopefully I will have a good report on Monday.
Sorry you had to read about ground moose today.