"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Pasta, Rice, Beans, Grains...
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-12-2010, 09:25 AM   #1
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,984
Are These Beans Safe?

I boiled some dry black beans last night with chicken broth (from buillion) and some spices like cumin, garlic powder, etc. Then I took it off the heat and forgot about it till this morning. I then put it in the fridge. Is it safe to use the beans?

__________________

__________________
vagriller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2010, 09:35 AM   #2
Chief Eating Officer
 
GB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA,Massachusetts
Posts: 25,509
You are going to get some people saying yes and some saying no. I will just say that the FDA would tell you that leaving a food like that in the danger zone (40-140 degrees F) for more than a few hours is a recipe for food poisoning. That does not mean you will definitely get sick, but your chances are increased.

If it were my food, I would toss it. Beans are cheap. Hospitalizations are not.
__________________

__________________
You know you can't resist clicking
this link. Your eyes will thank you. VISUAL BLISS
GB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2010, 09:40 AM   #3
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,349
I agree. Especially since the beans are not an acidic environment that would help retard contamination.

Toss 'em.
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2010, 10:05 AM   #4
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,984
Ok, thanks!
__________________
vagriller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2010, 01:50 PM   #5
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Culpeper, VA
Posts: 5,806
While I agree technically with what GB & AndyM are telling you, I've done the same thing several times with absolutely no problems. Especially since the finished dish had me reheating those beans to way over the boiling point for a decent amount of time.

Again - I'm not telling you to do what I did. Just telling you my personal experience. If it were me, I'd still use the beans.
__________________
BreezyCooking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2010, 02:03 PM   #6
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Richmond, Va
Posts: 1,228
Quote:
Originally Posted by BreezyCooking View Post
While I agree technically with what GB & AndyM are telling you, I've done the same thing several times with absolutely no problems. Especially since the finished dish had me reheating those beans to way over the boiling point for a decent amount of time.

Again - I'm not telling you to do what I did. Just telling you my personal experience. If it were me, I'd still use the beans.
I agree, most of the time I leave beans overnight to cool. I don't put boiling dishes in the fridge.
__________________
Bigjim68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2010, 02:08 PM   #7
Chief Eating Officer
 
GB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA,Massachusetts
Posts: 25,509
In my younger years I used to drive without a seatbelt all the time. I never got into an accident and never has a problem being sans belt. Now though, you would never catch me without a belt on. It is that one time you don't wear it that you will be very sorry you did not. The chances of you getting sick from those beans might not be high, but if you do roll the dice and lose the loss could be severe up to and including death.
__________________
You know you can't resist clicking
this link. Your eyes will thank you. VISUAL BLISS
GB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2010, 02:18 PM   #8
Executive Chef
 
bethzaring's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Northern New Mexico
Posts: 4,597
Quote:
Originally Posted by BreezyCooking View Post
While I agree technically with what GB & AndyM are telling you, I've done the same thing several times with absolutely no problems. Especially since the finished dish had me reheating those beans to way over the boiling point for a decent amount of time.

Again - I'm not telling you to do what I did. Just telling you my personal experience. If it were me, I'd still use the beans.

LOL, way over the boiling point....?
__________________

__________________
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead
bethzaring is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.