Hi, I am a beginner in cooking meats and am making a flank steak in the slow cooker at 6 hours on high temperature. My question is, I washed my flank steak in cold water first and then I seared it on the pan in oil till it turned a light brownish color and then I added it to my other ingredients in the slow cooker..... did I make a huge mistake washing the flank steak? Will it still be edible and safe to eat when it's done cooking?
I did not remove any fat or skin from the flank steak also because the recipe video I watched said you don't have to.
Thank you for your help!!