I accidentally left a pot of cooked lentils made with some leftover bone broth out on the stove overnight, 13 hours! Will it be safe to eat?

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PHIL June 1, 2017
Is it worth getting sick over a pot of lentils? dump it.
 
Konky's C. June 1, 2017
By leaving it out and having no proper temperature control to avoid the danger zone of 41°F-135°F, you run a risk of illness. Some folks I know have gone ahead and boiled it off and consumed it... for the most part they were fine thanks to not being pre-disposed with a health condition or illness, but that whole scenario could have proven worse if one of them did.

If I were in a professional kitchen, that would have had an ice-paddle to bring it down to safe temperatures prior to refrigeration.
In my home, I have saved food-grade safe quart containers that were frozen with ice (3/4 of the way) that I use to flash-cool food.

My best advice is 'when in doubt, throw it out'...
 
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