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Thread: I left cooked beans in the pot all night

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    Default I left cooked beans in the pot all night

    I have to throw them out right?

    ugh. I soaked them the night before, slow cooked them yesterday, and gave some to ds for dinner last night. Forgot to put them in the fridge after dinner
    ~Jenn~


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    Default Re: I left cooked beans in the pot all night

    I may be the odd man out, but if there is no meat or meat broth in them I'd probably keep them and just make sure they are heated through really well before serving them.
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    Default Re: I left cooked beans in the pot all night

    no not really
    taste them n see if they have gone sour, then u do need to throw them away...otherwise just refrigerate...i have left food overnight if they havent cooled down enough before i hit the bed...

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    Default Re: I left cooked beans in the pot all night

    agreed- if they don't smell bad and there's no meat, i think you're fine, just reheat well. if they will dry out with reheating, add more liquid.
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    Default Re: I left cooked beans in the pot all night

    I also vote to keep them. Just heat them up really well and they will be absolutely fine.
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    Default Re: I left cooked beans in the pot all night

    really? what about all the talk about the "danger zone"?
    ~Jenn~


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    Default Re: I left cooked beans in the pot all night

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*norasmommy View Post
    I may be the odd man out, but if there is no meat or meat broth in them I'd probably keep them and just make sure they are heated through really well before serving them.
    I've done this MORE than once
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    Default Re: I left cooked beans in the pot all night

    I'd throw them out personally. If it had only been a few hours, then I probably wouldn't worry all that much, but overnight...I'd toss them.

    Bacteria grows in stuff like cooked beans too...it's probably a pretty good environment...warm, moist...YK? Plus, depending on other ingredients, like tomato products, you could have issues. I "think" that things like cooked veggies and legumes and things including cooked tomato products can get botulism bacteria easily too.. Botulism is fairly heat resistent, so it isn't necessarily cooked out when reheated...they recommend boiling for 10 full minutes to kill it, but it doesn't grow well in cold environments, so if refrigerated, products are safer.

    I would check with poison control or check an online food safey website. I'd honestly just throw it out though if in doubt.

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    Default Re: I left cooked beans in the pot all night

    I've done this type of thing before too. SO frustrating! If it was me eating the beans, I might keep them. To feed to DD? Honestly, probably not.

    I'm a little paranoid though. Really it comes down to how things are cooled, not just temperature. If the beans were in a shallow layer in the pot, they cooled faster and may be okay, but I've taken courses in epidemiology, and food poisoning is so easy to get from lots os stuff. In fact rice, cooled improperly is a major player in food poisoning. There doesn't have to be meat involved to make you sick.
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    Default Re: I left cooked beans in the pot all night

    The danger zone is between 40-140 degrees F (roughly), where bacteria multiply best.
    I'd toss 'em, there is enough food in there for bacteria to eat and live happily (no meat required) and you don't want to make anyone (especially your LO) sick. You can get sick from the bacteria itself or toxins that the bacteria make and you can't cook the toxins out. Sorry!
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