How long can cooked beans be left out?

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    So I cooked up a big pot of my bean mixture yesterday and then once as it was cooked I set it on the counter to cool before putting it in the fridge. Well I kinda got busy and forgot.:o: I think it was maybe sitting on the counter 3-4 hours after cooking. But it was still warm. Do you think it's still safe to freeze up and feed my fids?
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    If it's still warm, it's still good.
    I make bird veggies and bird bread in large quantities. I have 12 qt crocks that I mix & cool my veggies in and then transfer to snack size ziplocks for freezing. I usually have to leave them out for about 4/5 hours to cool, stir well, bag and freeze.

    Plus reheating for single servings, will eliminate any possibility of things.
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    O, Thanks for the info Dana, because I have accidently done the same thing with my birds beans, haha!
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    Also agree that it wouldn't be a problelm....
    Now if you had "bubbles" starting!!!!!:eek: Then NO!!!!!!
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    what about cooked beans kept in the fridge.....are they okay for four days?
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    The rule of thumb on fridge stuff is 3 to 5 days. I usually thaw my veggies the night before in the fridge for the next day, same w/ bread.

    People food I usually don't keep longer than 3 to 5 days. I also use probiotics w/ my birds 1x per week - so keeping/using some things longer really isn't an issue either.

    On a funnier note ~ many years ago I had a problem w/ weavils (sp). I thought I had to throw out some bird cook mix (when I stopped buying packaged in a bag) and pasta. Several long time bird friends (one who is a biologist) told me to cook it weavils and all. I did. That was the most eaten bird veggies & pasta I ever had (and the best blood work/test results I ever had - 3 mos later on well checks). Go figure.
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    Wow Nelson.........thats good to know.....I would throw it away, but now I know if it happens just to cook away... ty:dancing:
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    Beans or any other food should be almost at room temp before being put away. If you over warm food and refrigerate, it may sour. So your good!
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    Ok I just went to freeze up my beans from 2 days ago and at the bottom of the pot they are kinda slimy. Do you think they are still good?
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