{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.)


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!

barbara January 18, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Now that’s something NEW – 15 bean enchiladas, I’ve gotta’ try this one. Hope to win, also.

Nancy January 18, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Being Italian – we would probably like the pata fagioli soup. I already make one kind, but a new one would be good to try. Would love the bean pot – would be fun

Carolyn Picard January 18, 2012 at 8:35 pm

I’ve always been a fan of the 15 bean soup! I can’t wait to try the Cajun enchilada and enter the contest!

Christine H January 18, 2012 at 8:40 pm

I love the soup mix beans! Nothing like soup on a cold winter’s day…

Phyllis January 18, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Love the Original 15Bean Soup with additional spices!

Deb C January 18, 2012 at 10:04 pm

I’ve been loving Hurst’s Hambeens for years! I’ve had the Original and Cajun, but there are so many wonderful flavors that have never been available to me….would love to try the Chicken 15 Bean, the Pasta Fagioli, and the Chili 15 Bean! Thanks for a great giveaway! BTW, I already printed out the 15 Bean Enchilada recipe!

Deb C January 18, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Just “Liked” Hurst’s Beans on Facebook.

Joan January 19, 2012 at 7:25 am

There are so many varieties of beans to choose from but the Navy Bean with Ham or Lima with Ham would be my favorite. I am making the 15 bean today in my crockpot with leftover ham from Christmas that I froze for this purpose. I would love the clay pot and I signed up for the Hursts email to get new recipes also.


Liz Liranzo January 19, 2012 at 9:07 am

Just made the original “15 beans soup”… tried my on version of the recipe on the package & to my surprise everyone loved it… even the little ones!
hope to win a pot to keep trying new variasions.. ;0

Renee C. January 19, 2012 at 10:10 am

My husband recently asked me to make Split Pea Soup, so I think the split pea with ham flavor would be perfect for this!

Renee C. January 19, 2012 at 10:11 am

I follow Hurst Beans on Twitter.

Renee C. January 19, 2012 at 10:11 am

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Terry P January 19, 2012 at 10:20 am

We love Hurst Beans! Bean sure would be great! Thanks!

Marcia Marma January 19, 2012 at 10:32 am

I would love the 15 Bean Soup Cajun style beans for the Bean Enchiladas…sounds yummy.

pat January 19, 2012 at 2:13 pm

I would try the Navy Beans with Ham Flavor.

pat January 19, 2012 at 2:48 pm

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Ellen C. January 19, 2012 at 7:54 pm

We’d like to try their Spanish-American Black Bean Soup. Thanks for the chance.

Sarah Cassill January 20, 2012 at 6:21 am

I’m GOING to try the original 15 bean soup. I have a bag in my pantry and a ham bone in the freezer!

Ruthann Conley January 20, 2012 at 8:32 am

Have used Hurst beans for a long time, Love them more with each new batch of soup.

Rachel Miller January 20, 2012 at 3:29 pm

We’d like to try the Pasta Fagioli :) Thanks for the giveaway!

Rachel Miller January 20, 2012 at 3:29 pm

I follow Hurst on FB :)

Rachel Miller January 20, 2012 at 3:31 pm

I receive your emails :)

Karla January 20, 2012 at 10:41 pm

The Pasta Fagioli (Pasta and Bean Soup) looks good.

Karla January 20, 2012 at 10:42 pm

I like Hurst on Facebook.

Karla January 20, 2012 at 10:42 pm

I subscribe to the e-mail.

Bonnie Alcala January 20, 2012 at 11:52 pm

I love so many of them, but the Chili 15 bean would be my favorite. Thanks for the opportunity to win the beautiful clay bean pot and some beans! Wow, that makes my social security budget look fantastic! Belss you.

david carlson January 21, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Cajun, for sure

SONJA HANSEN January 22, 2012 at 11:25 pm

That brand of beans is new to me. I will look for it at WalMart this week. I am anxious to try the Ham and Honey Soup – it sounds just great to me right now on this wintry night.

Susie Russell January 23, 2012 at 8:00 am

I’d like to try the 15 bean soup. Just whip up a batch of cornbread and I’m sure this would end up being a family favorite!

Austin McMurria January 23, 2012 at 11:26 am

I add corn, sausage, ham, and freshly sauteed in olive oil baby bella mushrooms. The crust of the sausage, the hammy pork flavor, and the slighty juxtapositionalized flavor of the ‘shrooms in the olive oil add to the cajun theme. Lots of folks from Louisianna season with a liquid crab/shrimp boil that to me is a bit artificially tastin’ yet strangely appealling. “Glycol” something or another’s in it and despite the resonance it exudes with “coonass” cuisine, i think that slightly off kilter funky flavor (which serves only as an undertone) is best when revised with all natural ingredientes like the twang of the olive oil mushroom when combined with the flavor packet in the Hurst’s Hambeens Cajun 15 Bean Soup, the added pork and the seared sausage . Only those familiar with the cajun tendency to add that shrimp boil seasoning will understand this tedious discusion of “sub-flavors”, but if one person gets it, then this comment has served it’s small purpose.
My problem with the Hambones 15 Bean Soup – whatever variety- is stopping after only 2 too many bowls.

TaMara Simon Sikes January 23, 2012 at 12:33 pm

I love Hurt’s 15-bean soup mix. Add in a little smoked turkey sausage with some cheddar scallion cornbread on the side and you’re in heaven. It’s sooo good!! I keep several bags in the pantry cause it’s so easy to make. I know what we’re having for dinner tonight! I just signed up for email updates to!

Missy G January 23, 2012 at 5:50 pm

We love the Original 15 Bean Soup. I’d definitely try the other options, but only two grocery stores in my town carry the 15 Bean and that’s the only variety they carry.

Missy G January 23, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Signed up for email updates from $5 Dinners.

Missy G January 23, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Followed Hurst Bean’s on Twitter.

Lorna January 24, 2012 at 12:49 pm

I just bought a bag of Hurst’s 15-bean soup mix and I’m eager to give it a try!

claudia January 24, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Navy Beans with Ham Flavor sounds delicious to me. Will try this even if I don’t win!

claudia January 24, 2012 at 1:14 pm

I liked Hurst Beans on FB

claudia January 24, 2012 at 1:14 pm

I receive $5 diners email updates!

Wendy Ramsaur January 24, 2012 at 2:18 pm

The original 15 bean soup made with kielbasa. Just bought a bag today.

Terri Martin January 24, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Me and my Husband love the Cajun 15 bean soup, I brown some turkey smoked sausage with a onion and add it to soup. So yummy, would love to try the other flavors.

Terri Martin January 24, 2012 at 2:39 pm

I liked Hurst Beans on Facebook.

Terri Martin January 24, 2012 at 2:40 pm

I subscribed to you thru email.

Bethany January 24, 2012 at 3:37 pm

I love 15-bean soup!!

Bethany January 24, 2012 at 3:39 pm

I follow your blog via RSS feed.

Lesa W. January 24, 2012 at 4:06 pm

My family likes the Original 15 Bean Soup Mix.

Lesa W. January 24, 2012 at 4:06 pm

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Nicole January 24, 2012 at 5:59 pm

I want to try the cajun 15 bean soup

Nicole January 24, 2012 at 6:00 pm

I subscribe via email

Nicole January 24, 2012 at 6:00 pm

I liked them via FB

Melissa Lawler January 24, 2012 at 8:11 pm

The chicken 15 bean soup sounds awesome!

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