How to Store Black Beans in the Refrigerator
Savory, with a slightly sweet flavor, black beans are a common addition to some Latin and Caribbean dishes. In a dry state, the beans do not need refrigeration and will last for up to two years in a sealed container in the pantry, but cooked black beans or an open can of black beans require special handling before refrigerating them. You cannot just leave them in the can or cooking pot. Correctly storing black beans will ensure their freshness and keep them from absorbing metallic flavors from using the wrong container.