{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!

Marsha H. January 10, 2012 at 3:42 pm

The Cajun 15 bean soup sounds really good.

Marsha H. January 10, 2012 at 3:44 pm

I liked Hurst Beans on facebook.

Marsha H. January 10, 2012 at 3:45 pm

I am already an email subscriber.

Barbara January 10, 2012 at 4:30 pm

ANY kind of bean soup – is GOOD bean soup in our house, just be sure to have some homemade cornbread with it.

AKM January 10, 2012 at 5:04 pm

I have a bag at home! I think I’ll make it in the next few days. That said, it’s the regular 15-Bean, and I’d really like to try the Cajun!

I also Liked on Facebook and followed on Twitter.

Linda January 10, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Just used my favorite on Sunday – the 15 Bean! Yum, yum!

Linda January 10, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Already a subscriber!

Linda January 10, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Like Hurst Beans on FB.

Lynn January 10, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Would be hard to chose just one from the yummy selections. I think my son would like the pinto beans with ham flavor. I would go for the Spanish American Black Bean soup or the Red Curry Lentils.

Melissa January 10, 2012 at 7:59 pm

Pasta Fagioli is the one for me!

Kristen January 10, 2012 at 8:03 pm

It would be the 15 Bean for us!!!!!

Michelle January 10, 2012 at 8:28 pm

I am an email subscriber. And I love the 15 bean soup pack of Hurst beans.

Shannon January 10, 2012 at 8:48 pm

I think I’d like the plain old 15 Bean Soup. Looks good!

Shannon January 10, 2012 at 8:51 pm

I follow Hurst Beans on Twitter!

Shannon January 10, 2012 at 8:53 pm

I subscribe to an RSS feed.

Lesa B January 10, 2012 at 10:01 pm

15 Been soup with ham (wonderful)

Tina Miles January 10, 2012 at 11:23 pm

I follow you via Google Reader

Tina Miles January 10, 2012 at 11:23 pm

I’d love to try the 15 bean chili!!

MamaFeelgood January 10, 2012 at 11:27 pm

Spanish-American Black Bean Soup

MamaFeelgood January 10, 2012 at 11:27 pm

I read you via google reader

stephanie January 11, 2012 at 6:52 am

Pinto Beans with Ham Flavor, probably. my mom used to make it at least twice a month with pita bread slathered in butter… man, i’m drooling just thinking about it!

stephanie January 11, 2012 at 6:54 am

i both liked their facebook page and commented on the giveaway post. i honestly had no idea such a cooking tool existed! … even if i don’t win i’m going to save back and buy myself a nice one to try this method out! … but boy would it be great to win it instead! lol =P

stephanie January 11, 2012 at 7:03 am

i subscribe to your emails, but i also have you on my google reader =P

CJ January 11, 2012 at 11:40 am

Scandinavian background always have pea soup with or without ham on Thursday. The is my first choice.

CJ January 11, 2012 at 11:46 am

Great Argentine dish with black bean beans and sausage would be a great second choice. Lots of variations of pork saussage, ribs, pork shoulder and tasty black beans.

Robin January 11, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Any Bean soup ROCKS! Thanks for all you do!

Lauren S. January 11, 2012 at 1:21 pm

We love the 15 bean ham soup, but I would love to try the Spanish-American Black Bean Soup®.

Lauren S. January 11, 2012 at 1:22 pm

I am an email and RSS subscriber. :)

Rebecca L. January 11, 2012 at 3:12 pm

We LOVE 15 Bean soup!! I love dried beans to and would love to try any of them.

Rebecca L. January 11, 2012 at 3:13 pm

I subscribe via email.

Michelle Smiles January 11, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Cajun 15 bean

Amanda January 11, 2012 at 3:30 pm

my family would like the beef flavored soup, but myself i know i would love the vege.

Amanda January 11, 2012 at 3:32 pm

just liked them on facebook, and i already recieve your emails

Michelle January 11, 2012 at 4:08 pm

I have made 15-bean soup for years!! Absolute favorite in our family! Its best served with dinner rolls or my favorite…cornbread and butt-ah! :)

jana January 11, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Ham and beans!

Christina Maney January 11, 2012 at 5:34 pm

I think we would enjoy the chili one best!

Christina Maney January 11, 2012 at 5:34 pm

I’m a google reader subscriber

Danielle Hull January 11, 2012 at 5:57 pm

We’d like the Great Northern with ham flavor! Thanks!

Danielle Hull January 11, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Liked Hurst Beans on FB! I’m from Indiana, too!

Danielle Hull January 11, 2012 at 5:59 pm

I get your e-mails! Thanks!

Terry Petersen January 11, 2012 at 8:04 pm

My family likes the 15 bean Hambeen Soup and the Hampea Split pea soup/ We’d love to try the Pasta Fagioli. Thanks for such great, healthy products!

Erin January 11, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Definitely the Cajun 15 bean soup…my family is originally from the deep south and living up “north” (aka Kentucky!) there is a definite lack of Cajun food, so we are always looking for recipes and ingredients to make it ourselves!

Stephanie January 12, 2012 at 9:22 am

The chil 15 bean soup sounds yummy…I’d love to try it.

Jennifer Rafus-King January 12, 2012 at 10:20 am

15 Bean Clam Chowder sounds good!

Makisha Patterson January 12, 2012 at 11:33 am

The Cajun ones!

Monica January 12, 2012 at 12:25 pm

I would like to try the cajun 15 bean soup

Monica January 12, 2012 at 12:25 pm

I get your emails.

Barbara January 12, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Love the 15 bean mix.

Angela Bowen January 12, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Cajun bean soup sounds great!

Angela Bowen January 12, 2012 at 3:07 pm

like Hurst Beans on fb

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