{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!

Angela Bowen January 12, 2012 at 3:08 pm

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Cheryl M January 12, 2012 at 4:00 pm

I love ‘the song. The song is my proof that we need to use the word toot instead of fart (such a gross word in my book) LOL
We like the 15 bean soup, my kids still think the cajun is too spicy. My oldest wants to try Lima Bean soup so I think we would like to try that (I’ve never seen it in the store; need to look for that)
There are a lot I haven’t seen before that I need to look for — Pasta Fagioli, Spanish American Black Bean soup, the south of the border pinto bean dish & the red curry lentils sounds YUMMY……it’s almost dinner time; can you tell?

Cheryl M January 12, 2012 at 4:05 pm

I Liked Hurst beans on facebook

Cheryl M January 12, 2012 at 4:05 pm

& I’m a subscriber

Jennifer January 12, 2012 at 4:38 pm

We like 15 bean soup with ham….Mmmmm :)

Beth Krugh January 12, 2012 at 4:56 pm

I like the Cajun 15-Bean Soup, done vegan-style!

Wendy January 12, 2012 at 6:28 pm

My family enjoys the Great Northerns with Ham Flavor.

Janet Folds January 12, 2012 at 6:50 pm

I like th Cajun 15 bean soup

LB January 12, 2012 at 8:11 pm

Cheesy Mac n Beans sounds good!

LB January 12, 2012 at 8:12 pm

like hurst beans on twitter – lbandj

LB January 12, 2012 at 8:15 pm

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Dan H January 12, 2012 at 9:48 pm

I’d like the cajun beans the best

Dan H January 12, 2012 at 9:49 pm

I like Hurst beans on Facebook

Suzanna January 12, 2012 at 11:16 pm

Would like to try the 15 Bean Soup.

Dawn January 13, 2012 at 8:56 am

Bean soup is perfect for winter meals.

Hannah W January 13, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Origingal HamBeens soup!

Wendy Wolkenhauer January 13, 2012 at 1:28 pm

I have been eating your 15 Bean soup since I was introduced to them in my college days back in 1986. I LOVE IT! It is one of those things that I crave– and I have introduced others to it throughout the years. Thank You for 16 years of great soup in my life!

Jen F. January 13, 2012 at 5:05 pm

My family would probably most love the split pea.

Peg Whitten January 13, 2012 at 6:26 pm

I have made soup using these beans several times in the last year. I would love to win the beanpot!


Staci A January 13, 2012 at 9:01 pm

I love their Original 15 Bean Chili. We actually just made some this week!

Staci A January 13, 2012 at 9:02 pm

I follow them @MommaStaciA

Staci A January 13, 2012 at 9:02 pm

I’m an email subscriber. Thanks!

Emmie January 13, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Pasta Fagioli is our favorite soup mix these are fabulous! Thanks so much!

Catlyn Lawson January 13, 2012 at 11:32 pm

The original 15 Bean Soup is my family’s favorite. So simple, cheap, and tasty! :)

Catlyn Lawson January 13, 2012 at 11:35 pm

I like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter as @ZombieCupcake90!

Catlyn Lawson January 13, 2012 at 11:36 pm

I also subscribe to your email updates! :)

Kimberly W January 14, 2012 at 9:04 am

We like the 15 bean soup.

bevb. January 14, 2012 at 8:02 pm

we would enjoy the navy bean w/ham flavor soup!

J.R. Bauer January 15, 2012 at 11:57 am

We really like fifteen bean & great northern bean

J.R. Bauer January 15, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Fifteen Bean & great northernbeans w/ ham flavoring . Great for make it up recipes

Bob DAmato January 15, 2012 at 12:41 pm

I always get the 15 Bean Soup® because that’s the only one in the big bag that my Giant carries and it’s flexible; I use it as a base for everything. Keep up the great work Hurst’s.

Best wishes,

Janet January 15, 2012 at 2:02 pm

I like the 15 bean soup. I have a pot simmering on the stove right now. I sure could use that bean pot as my dutch oven is about to runneth over. :-) I like the recipes on the Hurst website, too.

Pam Martin January 15, 2012 at 3:23 pm

We love Hurst’s Pasta U Bean Soup. It is the best.

Shelley Greening January 15, 2012 at 5:40 pm

I had never tried 15-bean soup until a couple of winters ago. It’s become a regular meal ever since then (occasionally, even in the summer). I use smoked turkey leg instead of ham bone. It’s terrific.

Also, the split pea is excellent – with turkey leg, again, of course. Instead of carrot, I love to add grated sweet potato. My, is that good!

BTW, I added some sweet potato to my last pot of 15-bean soup, and my housemate said it’s the best I’ve ever made!

I would love to try some other versions, but haven’t seen them in the stores.

Lisa Flynn January 16, 2012 at 4:44 pm

We love the 15 bean soup!

Lisa Flynn January 16, 2012 at 4:47 pm

I subscibe via email!

Lisa Flynn January 16, 2012 at 4:48 pm

I “like” Hurst Beans on Facebook.

Vicky Hull January 16, 2012 at 8:13 pm

We like Navy Beans with Ham

Candy Mcking January 17, 2012 at 9:17 am

I love the Cajun and 15 bean soups

Laura B January 17, 2012 at 8:54 pm

We like the 15-bean soup with ham. I especially enjoy it while I am dieting!

Jenice January 17, 2012 at 10:41 pm

Cajun 15 Bean Soup®

Brittany January 17, 2012 at 10:54 pm

Green Split Peas with Ham Flavor

Annie January 18, 2012 at 5:34 am

I haven’t tried the HamBeens. But after looking at the wide variety of products available, I see several I want to try. I surfed over from the Hurst Family Harvest popup ad I saw, and I am definitely intrigued by all the choices. I would like to win the Bean Pot! And I’ll come back to tell you how my adventure into Beanland (is that like dreamland?) turned out!

Diane January 18, 2012 at 8:11 am

The Buffalo chicken and bean soup sounds amazing–I just printed the recipe!

Diane January 18, 2012 at 8:11 am

I’m an email subscriber.

Tammy N. January 18, 2012 at 10:50 am

I would start with the 15 Bean Soup, but really, our family loves beans and would eat any of them. Well, the kids might not go for the spicy ones, but hubby and I would!

Tammy N. January 18, 2012 at 10:51 am

On the email list!

Jo Pemmant January 18, 2012 at 2:38 pm

My family absolutely LOVES the Confetti Lentil Soup mix! (I have to buy it by the case)

Ed McGarr January 18, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Green split peas with artificial ham flavor. Its the only one I’ve found in my area and its so good I want to try others, as soon as your locator system is up I’ll be able to do that. My wife and I recently have decided to follow a “eat to live ” diet and beans, peas and legumes are a big part of it.

Michelle in colorado January 18, 2012 at 6:33 pm

I would love to try Cajun 15 Bean Soup®.

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