Hurst Family Harvest Winners Announced + 3rd Giveaway Begins!

hurst family harvestWell guys tomorrow is the start to a new year! It's hard to believe that another year has passed...2012 really flew by fast!

I know many of us will be starting up some resolutions. Some of us will be be looking for ways to save money and some may look for ways to shed some pounds. I have a suggestion that will help you with both resolutions - Hurst Family Harvest Beans!

Besides being simple and delicious, Hurst beans are very economical and we all know that beans are a super healthy! Beans are an excellent source of protein and fiber. Plus, they are naturally low in fat and cholesterol-free. A food that helps you save money and watch your waistline is a perfect little food if you ask me!

If you have not tried these beans you are missing out! The fact that you are getting EIGHT full servings for only $2.99 – you just can’t beat it! When you are making your Publix shopping list this week, add in a few bags of Hurst Family Harvest beans - you won't regret it!

I have winners to announce from the second round of giveaways! Congratulations to the following folks:

$100 Publix gift card winner:

  • jody (

$30 Publix gift card winners:

  • Wild Orchid (wildorchid985@)
  • Kelley (Kelley.ani@)

Hurst Variety Box Winners:

  • Cherokutie (cherokutie@)
  • Chandra (sunnyjunk@)
  • Tracy T (Wisegal78@)

How about a THIRD round of prizes?!

The slogan over at Hurst Family Harvest is “Beans For Every Table”. So how about some for your table?! Six I Heart Publix readers will have the chance to put some of the Hurst Family Harvest beans on their table with the following prizes:

  • One winner will get a $100 Publix Gift Card!
  • Two winners will get a $30 Publix Gift Card!
  • Three winners will get a variety box of Hurst Family Beans!

Entry is simple! You just need to complete the task below! You can gain a bonus entry as well (just make sure that you leave one entry for each — up to a total of 2 comments.) As a reminder, comments left on Facebook, Twitter or other posts will not be included.  I will choose the winners on Sunday 1/6/13  at 11:59 pm EST.


  • Share your favorite variety of beans from Hurst Family Harvest or even your favorite recipe.


Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by the folks at Hurst Family Harvest. All comments and opinions are my own! 


  1. Linda Burgoyne says

    I like the Hurst split pea soup the best. I like to use different meats in it other than ham or bacon. I have tried left over smoked pork and smoked turkey. Also any smoked sausage seems to work well.

  2. Jane says

    Congratulations to all the winners. I am a little tired of entering these giveaways ( Ihave been trying for 7 years) and have never won anything.

  3. raluca berger says

    we love tri-bean soup! theis a german dish!
    1/2 lb white beans, soaked overnight in water to cover
    8 cups water
    1/2 cup cubed bacon or 1/2 cup country ham
    1/4 lb green beans, cut into bite-sized pieces
    1/2 celery root, peeled and cut into bite-sized cubes (if you can’t find celeriac, use 2 stalks of celery, cut into cubes)
    1 carrot, peeled and cubed
    1/2 leek, sliced into thin rings
    1 onion, roughly chopped
    1 parsley root, cubed (or 1/2 cup chopped parsley)
    1/2 lb small red potato, unpeeled and cubed
    1 tablespoon marjoram, crumbled between your palms
    1 teaspoon thyme, crumbled between your palms
    2 bay leaves
    1/2 cup parsley, chopped
    1 tablespoon butter
    1 tablespoon flour
    salt and pepper
    Drain the soaked beans, then put in a kettle with 8 cups of water and the bacon.
    Bring to a boil over medium heat, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for an hour.
    Add the green beans, celery root cubes, carrots, leeks, onion, parsley root (or parsley), potatoes, marjoram, thyme, and bay leaves.
    Bring back to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for another hour.
    While the soup is cooking, melt the butter over low heat in a saucepan.
    Stir in the flour and let it brown very very slowly, stirring occasionally,this could take an hour, if you keep the heat low enough.
    When ready, stir in a little of the soup stock, whisk for a minute, then stir into the soup kettle.
    Season with salt and pepper and cook uncovered, stirring from time to time, for 10 minutes.
    When ready to serve, stir in the parsley, remove the bay leaves, adjust the seasoning, then ladle into soup bowls and serve immediately.

  4. Jo says

    Our fave is the Southwestern White Bean Chili…just made some a week or so ago, but I’ll make it again soon.

  5. hannah says

    My favorite Hurst beans is the Southwestern White Chicken Chili. I love the flavor of it and I am so thankful for IHP and all you do for us on your site.

  6. Lauren says

    Favorite variety is white bean chili b/c it goes with whatever protein I have or have leftover in the house for a complete meal.

  7. Nancy says

    I like their Traditional Split Pea Soup product and the recipe on their web site. I add bits of carrot to my split pea soup, too!

  8. vickie says

    Wow 3 years…congrats, hope I win, I have been with you THAT long.
    LOVE the 15 bean the best, but love them all.

  9. Kelly P says

    I really enjoyed the lentils (with smoked sausage and ham chunks added)…the rest of my family liked the black beans (with ham) and the white chili (with rotisserie chicken) better

  10. Cherokutie says

    Love, love, love the 15 bean soup! I’ve made it quite a few times! Did I mention that I LOVE it??? :-)

  11. Teresa says

    We make the spilt pea soup all the time! I’m allergic to ham so because the seasoning is powder and taste like a lot of ham I can still make my husband his fav soup without causing me any problems!!

  12. Sophia says

    I love White Bean Chilli. I will have to pick some up tomorrow to try it with butternut squash!

  13. Cathy B says

    Love the 15 bean – make as package suggests, just add left over ham or pork. Add a little lemon juice. Yum!

  14. Rose says

    Liked Hurst on FB. Love any kind of bean….prepared any way!! Split Pea is my favorite bean soup.

  15. stephanie williams says

    I haven’t tried them yet so I don’t have a favorite, but looking forward to trying them out.

  16. Tina La Flamme says

    Just made a pot of split pea soup with a ham hock from honey baked hams from Christmas! Delish!

  17. Karen says

    We love using the plain Great Northern beans; they work perfectly in my mom’s recipe for Greek Bean Soup. We ate this once a week growing up and I’ve got my husband hooked too!

  18. Samantha says

    I had the 15 bean soup this week when it was cold and it was delicious, especially with the leftover ham from Christmas. That was by far my favorite.

  19. Jordyn says

    YUM YUM the black bean soup is my FAVORITE! I have loved black bean soup since I was a child and this just brings back memories! : )

  20. Jamie says

    I don’t think that there is a bad one in the bunch! I’ve made white bean chicken chili most recently though! Thanks for hosting!

  21. Sharon V says

    After reading about the Homestyle Tri-Bean soup and serving suggestion of having it with corn bread, I’m sold. It’s on the Publix list and will be added to the January meal calendar!

  22. Jayline says

    Well, I like the rice and pinto beans with andouille sausage awesome and I also liked on Facebook.. Please pick me.. Thank you for the opportunity.

  23. raluca berger says

    we just cooked the tri bean soup – stew with bacon and it is so delicious!!! it turned out to be more like a stew because my husband does not eat soups heh so I added less water and more tomatoes.
    Hopefully the 3rd round will be the lucky one for me!

  24. Laura S. says

    I am actually not familiar with their beans, but I did go to their website and check them out and the Old World Lentil Soup beans is definitely worth checking out in my opinion. Win or not, it sounds good.
    Unfortunately, I am not on facebook to “like” them… privacy issues.

  25. Geof says

    Bayou Cajun Red Bean Soup is our family favorite!
    Over rice with additional sausage, shrimp, or crawfish – YUMMY!

  26. Susan Anglin says

    Christmas Bean Soup is a Christmas Eve tradition at our house. Right before Christmas one year, my son brought a bag of beans home from a cut scout meeting with a recipe for 9 bean soup. We started with that bag of beans, but every Christmas Eve after that we made it with Hurst’s 15 Bean Soup. Here’s the recipe:

    Sort and wash 2 cups beans. Cover with water 2 inches above beans. Soak overnight, rinse and drain.
    2 quarts water
    1 lb. diced ham
    1 large chopped onion
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1 – 16 oz. can tomatoes
    1 – 10 oz. can chopped green chiles
    Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 1 and ½ hours. Delicious with cornbread and salad. Sometimes I add spinach or chopped kale leaves to make the soup a whole meal.

  27. Rhonda says

    I’ve not tried the beans yet, but cooked the white bean chili with ground chicken today. Looking forward to trying for super tonight.

  28. Jackie Best says

    You can do lots of things with many of them. Try the 15 Bean Soup on a cold night. Yummy!!

  29. Ashley B says

    Using the Southwestern white beans in white chicken chili with salsa verde and tortilla chips is my favorite way to use Hurst Family Harvest beans!

  30. Debbie Sawa-Szostak says

    I love the white chili bean, but just made split pea last week with leftover ham bone..YUMMY!!!

  31. Ashley says

    I haven’t had any of these soups but look forward to trying them after all these comments.. Southwestern white chili sounds wonderful!!

  32. Donna says

    I love love LOVE 15 bean soup! TY Hurst Family!
    Blessings and Happy New Year to you!,

  33. Dawn says

    I like the 15 bean soup. I chanced upon a few of those little bags in a clearance buggy at Publix. There was a coupon in one of the booklets and I ended up getting them for 50 cents. For 50 cents, I am willing to try something new. I got them and have canned the Northern beans but without the spices. I will add the spices when I warm them. I have also canned some of the 15 bean. I have eaten the large bags before and liked the 15 bean soup.

  34. Maggi says

    My husband can make one thing, LOL: Hurst 15 Bean Cajun soup. He uses the standard recipe and then adds sliced sausage. Yum!

  35. Cheltsy says

    I liked their fan page on face book and I’d abdolutely LOVE to try their lentils and sausage recipe…. Looks delicious and I’m sure my 4 sons would love it too. We are a bean eating family. Hubby and the boys eat baked beans with breakfast lol :)

  36. Gina says

    I love their 15 bean soup! Its a great way to clean your ham bone after Christmas. Boil the bone for a couple of hours and and you have meat falling off of the bone and also a great broth for your beans or soup:)

  37. LisaR says

    I love to put Hurt Beans in my soups!! This would be a great prize to win!! Buget is super tight this month!!

  38. Angela says

    Chipotle Lime Black Bean Soup is absolutely delicious. I love it with chicken sausage. Yummmm.

  39. Marty says

    Bayou Cajun Red Bean Soup sounds good – especially if you can find the right sausage. Mhhhm…

  40. Paula MacDonald says

    I love how delicious they are plus great for losing weight and saving money. I always load up my slow cooker with them.
    Lentil is my favorite bean.

  41. Duan White says

    Never heard of Hurst Beans. Will buy with my Publix gift card that I win! Probably would go for the 15 bean variety that I saw other entrants mention.

  42. Lorenda Jackson says

    I made a delicious soup with the 15 bean Hurst soup bean mix. I liked Hurst Beans on Facebook before and liked them again.

  43. Melissa B. says

    I love the white bean chili! My hubby’s fave is the 15 bean soup! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  44. says

    white bean chili hurst family harvest. cook white bean chili and use leftover beef noodle from the last night before and mix them and make them the chili mac noodle casserole with cheese on top and bake them til cheese melted. very best chili mac noodle on cold night.

  45. Jamie Gonzalez says

    My absolute favorite is the 15 bean soup and I just saw a recipe on their Facebook page that I plan to try out immediately Buffalo Chicken 15 bean soup. It sounds delish!

  46. Angela B says

    I have liked Hurst Family Harvest on Facebook!!! (and they are from my home state too- go Indiana :)

  47. Kathi Spence says

    I ‘like’ Hurst Family Harvest on Facebook. Thanks so much for the opportunity to possibly win :)

  48. Liz says

    I like to make Pinto Beans using the left over ham bone, dry pinto beans, and an onion. I’m actually making it this week! Oh, and I serve it with some corn bread. Yum!

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