Somebody just got servsafe certified! Sry, not trying to be mean but your incorrect. As long as you make sure the entire pot is heated above 140 for 15 min (beef cook temp is really only 135 but potatoes are 140) you should be ok. (It's when cooling food you have to be careful... Especially if it's cooked first, but "ready to eat" cold. Like guspacho soup or Chicken (for chicken salad). Heat kills bacteria, medium temp range grows it, freezing hinders growth and spread but; sometimes preserves bacteria and sometimes kills it. chili in some restaurants is actually made from week old hotdog and hamburger extras. Recooking the food will kill the bacteria and reset the shelf life of the old meats.
Restaurant manager of 12 yrs