Do you have to brown the ground beef before putting it into the slow cooker to cook chili?

I'm making chili, and I mixed all of the ingredients together, and put them in my slow cooker for the day. It will be in there for a total of 9 hours on low. I didn't brown the ground beef first, and now I'm getting worried it will turn out like a lump of meatloaf when I get home. Does anyone know if it... show more I'm making chili, and I mixed all of the ingredients together, and put them in my slow cooker for the day. It will be in there for a total of 9 hours on low. I didn't brown the ground beef first, and now I'm getting worried it will turn out like a lump of meatloaf when I get home. Does anyone know if it will turn out ok?
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