{CLOSED} Giveaway – Hurst Bean’s Handmade Clay Soup Pots & Beans

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on January 9, 2012

This giveaway is now closed. Winner is Michelle!

OK friends, it’s really difficult for me to break out into the “beans, beans” song…seeing as how I have 3 little boys who think it’s the funniest song in the entire world. Ever. To be written. Ever.

I love dried beans.

I love cooking with them, and batch cooking with them.

I cook dried beans at least once a month. And I’ll make extra, cool off the ones I don’t use for that meal and put them into baggies for the freezer.

(They are not scary to cook, I promise. Here, I’ll show you how easy it is to make them.)

Why?

Because it’s easy to incorporate into my work in the kitchen. They are very hands off, and easy to have going on the stove or in the slow cooker while you are working on other things in the kitchen or around the house. And they are definitely cheaper. Plus, I like to hear my boys’ giggles as they sing “the song.”

(Yes, so someone had to teach them this song…both variations, I should add…it will remain to be said if I had any hand in the matter.)

Any. Who.

I’ve partnered up with Hurst Beans (who are probably terrified about the fact that I’m talking about “the song,” but it made you giggle, didn’t it! And if it’s not stuck in your head, I apologize again. But know you’re not alone, it’s been playing on repeat in my own head for 30 minutes!) to bring you guys some awesome recipes and giveaways over the next few weeks.

(I just made the “Cajun” 15 Bean Soup mix beans for the first time last week…can’t wait to show you what I did with them! While the beans are packaged as soups, they can certainly be used in other recipes!)

N.K. Hurst Co. is a 4th generation family business, that started in 1938. Every package comes from our downtown Indianapolis location where we have been since 1947 (this I find to be simply remarkable!). They source their beans from all over the US.  Dried beans are not only super economical (easily feed a family for under $5, even $3, with leftovers to spare!), we also know that they are packed with fiber, and are super low in fat. This is definitely a win-win-win.

Hurst Beans products and 15 Bean Soup mixes are available at groceries nationwide including: Walmart, Kroger, Publix, Food Lion, Giant Eagle, Stop & Shop, Giant, as well as other regional grocery chains and “Mom & Pop” stores.

So today…you’ve got the chance to win a handmade clay soup pot from Hurst, made for specifically for cooking beans and making bean soup. Along with a sampling of 15 Bean Soup packs from Hurst Beans.

Honey Ham and Beans Soup

(Look at that delicious-ness! Even though I just had lunch, I could totally go for a bowl of this soup right now…with some cornbread. Perfect winter’s day combo!)

Helpful beans resources

Before we get to the clay pot, here are a few helpful bean resources:

So without further delay…and song…here are the details on the giveaway!

Giveaway Details

1. Contest ends on Tuesday, January 31st at 5 pm EST. Winners will be announced back here on this post, and notified via email with further instructions.

5. Winner will be selected by Random.org.

**NOTE: If you receive the email newsletter and wish to enter this giveaway, click on the title of this giveaway to get to the site and leave a comment on the site with your name and email address to be entered!

*Disclosure: This giveaway is part of the Hurst beans campaign. I am receiving compensation as part of the campaign. Yummy recipes and more giveaways coming soon!

Melissa Lawler January 24, 2012 at 8:23 pm

I like Hurst Beans on Facebook and I am following on Twitter.

Melissa Lawler January 24, 2012 at 8:25 pm

I subscribe to your email.

Denny Serra January 24, 2012 at 8:42 pm

I am craving the navy bean with ham soup right now! Yum! Thanks for the opportunity to win that very cool pot!

Kay Gellerstedt January 24, 2012 at 9:01 pm

The 15 Bean Soup has always been my favorite…a big pot filled with ham chunks was the only way I could get the twins to eat beans when they were little. LOL We still love to come home to the crock pot filled with hot fresh soup…and I set up the bread machine too! It’s the best meal on earth!

Kay Gellerstedt January 24, 2012 at 9:06 pm

The 15 Bean Soup has always been my favorite…a big pot filled with ham chunks was the only way I could get the twins to eat beans when they were little. LOL We still love to come home to the crock pot filled with hot fresh soup…and I set up the bread machine too! It’s the best meal on earth!

I liked Hurst Beans on FaceBook and subscribed to your email updates!!! I really want the bean pot!

Sharon January 24, 2012 at 10:06 pm

I subscribe to your newsletter and got on Facebook and liked Hurst Beans!

Linda January 24, 2012 at 11:16 pm

We made Hurst 15 bean soup mix with sausage last week. Great winter meal.

Tim January 25, 2012 at 12:43 am

We love the plain ol’ dry beans. All varieties! With the unflavored dry beans, it doesn’t matter what mood your in (Italian, Mexican, Far East, etc) you can add your own herbs and spices.

Kandi Victorino January 25, 2012 at 1:13 am

We are all about the 15 bean soup mix! We LOVE beans in our house and would love to win this pot!

S. S. Collins January 25, 2012 at 10:47 am

I’ve recently begun preparing beans several times a week for health reasons
, and I like knowing that Hurst uses USA beans. Will sign up to follow on twitter!

Theresa White January 25, 2012 at 11:25 am

I love your website and I would love to try the Curry lentil beans.

will January 25, 2012 at 11:25 am

15 bean with kielbasa, is our family favorite.

pat January 25, 2012 at 11:48 am

use the 15 bean all the time, but the pasta fagioli might become a favorite

Jo. January 25, 2012 at 12:32 pm

I’ve never actually tried them before, but would LOVE to!!

Kathy Courington January 25, 2012 at 4:49 pm

The honey ham and beans soup will have to give it a go. Sounds great!

Perry January 26, 2012 at 7:50 am

The Vegetarian 15 Bean Soup mix is my favorite… I would love to Vegetarian packets in all of their soup products (eg pasta and figoli)

Vicky January 26, 2012 at 8:54 am

I JUST LOVE YOUR BEANS. I can’t wait to try the Pasta Fagioli!!!! At the moment looking to see where I can purchase this in my area. BEANS ARE ONE OF THE HEALTHY FOODS to eat. Thanks for your product.

Jennie January 26, 2012 at 10:59 am

We’d like the vegetarian 15 bean soup

Jennie January 26, 2012 at 11:00 am

I’m a subscriber by email.

Charles January 26, 2012 at 1:00 pm

I’m cooking the 15 bean soup right now! My package was missing the seasoning packet, but that’s OK as I don’t ever use it anyway. ;)

DeeDee January 26, 2012 at 1:27 pm

15 bean soup!

Carla January 26, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Oh my goodness, I grew up on Great Northerns with Ham flavor along with warm corn bread. There was nothing like it! Funny thing, as a kid I didn’t know it was a “cheap” meal, I just knew it was a yummy one! So….my kids grew up on it too…being inexpensive was just a bonus. :) Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this TERRIFIC pot, thinking positive…I can’t wait to use it! (I’ve tweeted and subscribed, thanks)

Bubba January 26, 2012 at 2:24 pm

We love the 15 Bean Soup, Baby Lima Beans w/ham, Great Northern beans w/ham, Navy bean w/ham and soup, black-eyed peas, pintos beans w/ ham and black beans!

Teresa Dunham January 26, 2012 at 6:39 pm

We love the 15 bean soup with some cornbread and fried taters!!! Yum yum!!!! And can’t wait to try the vegetarian bean soup!!

Wendy Briere January 26, 2012 at 8:10 pm

vegetarian 15 bean soup looks good to me!

Lesa Moore January 27, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Pinto beans good for your heart……. oh my goodness haven’t thought about that since my dad used to sing it when I was a little girl. We’d be eating his and my favorite pinto beans and my mom would be fussing at him about teaching me that song.. fond memories of my dad, I really miss him. Now my husband thinks there’s nothing better than good ole Northern Beans. Our son is the 15 Cajun Bean guy. We eat a lot of beans and I’d love to try out the Hurst’s HamBeens Crock!!

marilyn January 27, 2012 at 1:02 pm

I would love to win one of these pots My mother use to cook pea soup, baked beans,in thes pots as we were growing up. How wonderful is that. Can”t get any better than that.

Tom January 27, 2012 at 6:56 pm

First time for Hurst’s HamBeens, very good

Diane A. January 28, 2012 at 7:09 am

I made the 15 Bean Soup one very COLD winter weekend years ago. Then we lost power for days because of an ice storm. Luckily we have a fireplace insert with a metal mantel, I was able to put the pot of beans on top to reheat in the evenings, (next to the hot water for bathing) what a life saver! A little “home camping” in the basement for about a week. We pulled out the game boards, books, oil lamps and of coarse the camping gear that had been stored for ages. Ever since I have kept a couple extra bags in the pantry.

Cheryl January 28, 2012 at 11:05 am

Just picked up a bag last night on a whim. Was sooo excited to see you have a crockpot recipe on your website. I planned to do it on my own so thanks for your help! One of my favorites is Pea Soup with Smoked Sauisage or Ham. So hoping I win the beanpot for all the new exciting recipes I will be receiving….

Lee McCain January 28, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Cooking the 15 Bean Soup with Country Ham slices today in my crockpot. Smells great!

shirley morris January 28, 2012 at 5:11 pm

My family loves northern beans, so, the Hurst Northern Bean would be our choice.

Marla Ord January 28, 2012 at 9:07 pm

We always theme our Super Bowl party and menu to the host city. Indianapolis had us stumped. No race cars interested us. BUT then I heard about the beans! Perfect! I’m making the recipe from the ‘Souper Bowl’ event. Patriots fans will bring appetizers and Giants deserts.

Ronda January 29, 2012 at 8:55 pm

I love! the 15 bean soup and weekly make a pot of beans of one kind or another. Keeps me young at heart and warm up here in the Pacific NW.

Barbara January 30, 2012 at 12:29 pm

We love beans, any variety fixed in all different ways: From soups, salads, mains, sides, to desserts.

Tamra January 30, 2012 at 1:25 pm

big ol’ pot of Hurst’s Navy Bean Soup and ham on the burner as we speak followed by a giant iron skillet of corn bread…nothing can be finer in the winter in Indiana…..liked on fb along with signing up for info on $5 Dinners. So glad to have all of this to stretch my grocery dollars! Thank You!

Wayne January 30, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Honey ham & beans and 15 Bean soups would be terrific right now!

heather hatt January 31, 2012 at 2:08 pm

My family would love the honey ham and beans soup. we even already have a honey ham in the freezer! However we are not picky on our beans we eat every kind there is :)

Leigh January 31, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Lima Bean with ham…..

Sharon January 31, 2012 at 2:15 pm

I would love both the split pea and hambeans, but unfortunately we can’t get their products in this part of the country yet.

Leigh January 31, 2012 at 2:15 pm

facebook follower……….

Leigh January 31, 2012 at 2:15 pm

liked Hurst Beans on FB

Tina January 31, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Chili 15 bean soup sounds delicious ..we would love it.

Sara Westhead January 31, 2012 at 4:19 pm

I’m a huge black-eyed peas fan!

Sara Westhead January 31, 2012 at 4:20 pm

I like on Facebook!

Sara Westhead January 31, 2012 at 4:20 pm

I subscribe to the $5 emails!

Jennifer M. January 31, 2012 at 6:35 pm

I would LOVE to try the Honey, Ham Bean soup, it looks delicious!!

Jennifer M. January 31, 2012 at 6:36 pm

I like Hurst Beans on fb :)

Jennifer M. January 31, 2012 at 6:38 pm

I subscribe to $5 dinners via email :)

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