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I just made chilli, do I need to put it in the fridge?

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anxiouspotato Wed 26-Apr-17 12:53:44

Just made a chilli con carne for dinner tonight, have left covered on hob...
Should I put it in the fridge or will it be ok left out?

PickAChew Wed 26-Apr-17 12:55:01

If your kitchen is anything but cold, put it in the fridge.

Teddy6767 Wed 26-Apr-17 12:55:37

Probably be fine if you left it out but I would always put it in the fridge just to be safe

ScarlettFreestone Wed 26-Apr-17 12:55:58

Don't put it in the fridge until it's fully cool though.

anxiouspotato Wed 26-Apr-17 12:57:36

Ok so do I need to take it out of saucepan to put it in the fridge?

Don't mean to sound dense but I don't normally cook in advance!

Teddy6767 Wed 26-Apr-17 12:59:48

No I just keep it in the saucepan covered with foil and put in fridge. Or spoon it into a bowl and cover with foil

chemenger Wed 26-Apr-17 13:09:03

Leave the lid on the pan and leave it on the hob. It will take a while to cool so you can put it in the fridge. The germs are not going to burrow through or under the pan lid and you are going to reheat it thoroughly anyway (aren't you?).

anxiouspotato Wed 26-Apr-17 13:23:07

@chemenger put it in a bowl now waiting for it to cool. And yes going to reheat and add more chilli/salt later! If I cover the bowl and leave out will that be ok?!

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