Cooked beans can typically last in the fridge for up to 4-5 days if stored properly in an airtight container. It’s important to allow the cooked beans to cool down to room temperature before storing them in the fridge, as storing them while they’re still warm can create condensation in the container, which can lead to bacterial growth and spoilage.
If you want to extend the shelf life of your cooked beans, you can also consider freezing them. Cooked beans can last in the freezer for up to 6 months, but it’s important to store them in an airtight container or freezer bag to prevent freezer burn. When you’re ready to use the frozen beans, thaw them overnight in the fridge or quickly in the microwave before reheating them.