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How long will baked beans keep in the fridge?

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solidgoldbrass Fri 01-Aug-08 12:05:38

I have a big tin of baked beans. I don't want to eat the whole tinful (I am enough of a Windy Miller as it is) but I do want to eat some of them. If I pour the extra beans into a bowl (I know about not leaving them in the tin once opened), cover and put in the fridge, how quickly should they be used up?

belgo Fri 01-Aug-08 12:06:16

they keep until they go mouldy or dry out.

belgo Fri 01-Aug-08 12:07:06

why shouldn't they be kept in the tin btw?

sagitta Fri 01-Aug-08 12:10:35

Not in the tin because of rust, or something.
Baked beans last for ages. I ate some that were a week old, and they were fine. Loads of yummy healthy preservatives, probably grin

solidgoldbrass Fri 01-Aug-08 12:50:56

I think keeping them in the tin once its opened is a bad idea because of something to do with oxidisation and reactions between the metal of the tin and the beans when exposed to air. But thanks anyway.

Seona1973 Fri 01-Aug-08 12:56:58

the tin should tell you how long it is ok for once opened - normally 2-3 days I think.

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