Hurst Family Harvest Tri-Bean Soup Recipe & More Giveaways!

hurst family harvestDecember here in the South means cooler temperatures. In just a few weeks, we will see the first day of winter. I don't know about you guys but when it is cold I want something warm and hearty.

From November until around March, my crockpot gets a workout. At least once per week, I pull my slow cooker out and cook up a soup, stew, chili or a pot of beans. Nothing better than some warm comfort food on a chilly day!

Last weekend I had my cooker filled with some of my favorite dry beans from Hurst Family Harvest. I whipped up a batch of Tri-Bean soup in the slow cooker as well as a skillet of Mexican Cornbread. Oh my - talk about comfort food! There is nothing better than beans and cornbread! I took a picture of my husband's bowl before I handed it to him and I had barely sat down to eat before he was back in the kitchen for seconds!

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Not only was dinner delicious, but clean up was a breeze. I tossed the leftovers in the refrigerator then just had the crock and skillet to wash. That's my kind of Sunday dinner!

What's even better is that the cost of that meal was incredibly inexpensive. Of course I had everything on hand from my freezer/pantry. If I had to estimate the cost,  I would say the whole meal would have been about $8 TOTAL! Since this one will actually be dinner and lunch - the cost per person is under $2 per person!

Here is a super easy recipe for you guys. At only $2.99 for 8 full servings this recipe just can't be beat!

5.0 from 2 reviews
Hurst Tri Bean Soup
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Serves: 8
  • 1 package Homestyle Tri-Bean Soup
  • 2 tbs. olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1-2 ham hocks, or ½ lb. diced ham (I used a ham bone)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  1. Rinse and sort through the beans.
  2. Pour beans into a large bowl or pot and cover with 2 inches of warm water.
  3. Allow beans to soak over night or at least 4 hours - drain and discard water.
  4. Add olive oil to a large soup pot over medium-high heat.
  5. Sauté the onion and garlic for 5-6 minutes until onion becomes translucent.
  6. Transfer to the crock pot.
  7. Add 6 cups of water, beans and ham.
  8. Cook for 6 hours on low.
  9. Add tomatoes to the pot and continue to cook for 30 minutes.
  10. Add lemon juice and contents of seasoning packet.
  11. Simmer for additional 15 minutes before serving.

One of the questions I get most frequently from folks is how to reduce their grocery budget. One of the ideas I offer is a meatless meal once per week. Cooking up dry beans is extremely affordable, full of protein and super easy. Pair all of those benefits with the fact that a pot of beans is absolutely delicious and you really do have a perfect meal!

Publix shoppers will be thrilled to know that you can save even more right now! We have a $1 Hurst Family Harvest coupon in the Yellow Advantage Buy flyer! Yep--time to stock up! Beans have a great long shelf life, so you guys really need to take advantage of the savings while you can.

Right now the folks over at Hurst have a fun promotion going on. Just submit a photo of any Hurst Bean product under your Christmas tree and you could win a $100 grocery gift card! How fun!!

My buddies over at Hurst have offered up more prizes for you guys! 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 12/16 at 11:59 pm EST.


  • Share your favorite way to cook up a bag of Hurst Family Harvest Beans. Do you have a recipe or a way to prepare beans that is your family's favorite?


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


  1. Rebrekkable says

    In a pressure cooker with garlic, onions, tomatoes, and fresh basil and oregano. So tender and flavorful!

  2. says

    My favorite way is with onions and sausage! I cook the beans in the slow cooker, saute the sausage and onions and add. Some celery and carrots tastes great as well.

  3. Sarah Hill says

    Split pea soup! I make it with a smoked neckbone or smoked turkey necks. I boil the neckbones for about 30-45 minutes wich softens the meat and flavors the water really well for te soup.

  4. Dawn says

    Check stores for them in the discount carts/section. I was able to pick up 4 of them for $2 total out of pocket.

  5. says

    Lentil Soup

    Sautee 1 large onion, 2 large carrots, 2 stalks of celery all chopped medium in some olive oil. Add to large bean pot 1 package of Hurst letils and water or stock to cover Bring to boil then turn down heat. Let cook till lentilsare almost cooked Dice up 2 lage potatoes fine. Add to lentil. Then add carrot mixture to pot. Also add some diced ham. Cook until potatoes are fork tender. Take off heat an add 1 cup sour cream. Delish.

  6. jessica long says

    I like to make black bean stew out of them I make them up as a side dish then put the leftovers all together in the slow cooker!!

  7. Brandy says

    I love using the Hillshire farms sausages that go on sale and slicing those up and putting them in the crock pot with the tri-bean soup with some onion and peppers. Serve over yellow rice in a bowl. SO GOOD!

  8. says

    I like to soak my beans first, then cook them with some ham and jalapenos until tender. Served them with loaded cornbread and turnip greens.

  9. Andy says

    We like to make chili in the slow cooker with red beans, ground beef, lots of spices, and onions…so yummy over rice.

  10. Kelly P says

    We have tried the black beans, the white chili beans, and the lentils with smoked sausage and ham. My favorite was the white beans with shredded rotisserie chicken, but they were all yummy (and easy)!

  11. Nicole says

    I was given the bone from the Thanksgiving ham this year, I used it in my pot of Hurst Split Pea Soup. SO YUMMY!

  12. Lisa F. says

    My favorite is the recipe you’ve given – the Tri-bean soup. The only change I do is I use fire-roasted tomatoes. I think it adds another level of flavor. Loving the Q in the Yellow Adv Flyer, planning on stocking up on some Hurst.

  13. ac says

    I like to put the Traditional Split Pea beans in a chicken broth soup, and cook them until they are ready and eat them in a soup. :)

  14. Jennifer Davis says

    My favorite way to enjoy Hurst Beans is in black bean soup with some sour cream, cheese and tortilla chips.

  15. Linda Burgoyne says

    I like to make the Cajun Red Bean soup mix and add 2 cans of tomatoes and a lb. of cooked ground beef. I cook up a lb. of macaroni and ladle the soup mixture over it, just like Chili mac.

  16. meg says

    I like to take Christmas ham and the bone leftovers with a mixed bean soup mix, makes a very nice meal!

  17. Alicia says

    We love the hurst hambeans 15 bean, just add a little ham or sausage. Its great with cornbread of course.

  18. Jenna says

    could someone please tell me what is so special about these beans? I can by 2x as many for half the price of just regular store brand dry beans. I would be willing to try them if I knew what the big deal was. Thanks!

  19. vickie says

    Soak beans overnight…then cook em up with a good ole ham bone, onion, garlic…yummo…serve with cornbread, sweet tea and fried taters with onion. A staple here in the south.

  20. April M. says

    I like to add shredded rotisserie chicken from Publix into the white bean chili with a little cheddar on top.

  21. Wendi says

    We like to cook our beans with a big ham bone that still has a lot of meat on it, and serve them with cornbread.

  22. Cathy B says

    Cook Tri-bean with cut-up left-over Honey-baked ham. I always add a tsp. of lemon juice. Serve with corn bread hot out of the oven.

  23. Sharon R says

    I like the white bean chili and add in the rotisserie chicken, plus top it with sour cream, salsa and corn chips.

  24. Amber McAndrew says

    I use the 15 Bean Soup mix all of the time! I basically follow the recipe on the bag except, when the beans are boiling, I add a ham bone. It adds even more ham flavor. Then I remove it and add the chopped ham during the last hour of cooking. It is THE BEST soup… the hubby’s favorite!

  25. JB says

    I too enjoy beans from the slow cooker. I use a honey baked ham bone (you can purchase them at the store) to season the beans.

  26. cher R says

    White beans and I add a ton of onions and at the end dump a lot of kale in it and serve with cornbread and a salad. Yum. Comforting and like you said inexpensive. I need to find a small crockpot from these posts to make this easier.

  27. Heather says

    I make bean soup following the package directions but adding in ham hocks, chopped ham, onions, garlic, bay leaves, pimiento, cut pumpkin and pieces of corn on the cob. YUM!

  28. Alex says

    I just throw beans in the crockpot for soups and chilies. I never saute anything first nor soak the beans and it turns out great.

  29. wendy copeland says

    I cook them the same way with a ham bone and basically the same ingredients you used, but in a big stock pot. Thanks for giveaway.

  30. John says

    Nothing beats my homemade huge bean pot bbq baked beans with pulled bbq pieces.
    A long held family recipe. It takes a long time to cook but the results are out of this world.

  31. Cheryl says

    I especially like the tri bean mix, adding some ham, onions, garlic and whatever I may find in the fridge.

  32. Amy says

    Add chunks of ham and diced onions and a little garlic, and pour over rice. Serve with sweet corn bread. YUMMY!

  33. says

    If I won the beans I’d give them to my aunt because she would actually use them in chili or soup. Then she would have me over for some good home cooking, so it would be a fair trade. If I won the GC I could buy her a bag of beans and use the rest on my groceries.

  34. Linda Jordan says

    My family likes my white bean chili: Bring beans to a full boil on stove, turn off burner and let set for one hr. Drain beans and put in crock pot.
    Cook chopped med onion and one pound ground turkey and add to crockpot. Then add one can Rotel, one small can tomato sauce and a can or two of water. Add chili powder to your taste and mix. Cook on low or high depending on when you want them done. Make your favorite skillet cornbread and you’re done. We have some kind of beans weekly because we love them! I already Like Hurst on FB.

  35. Linda Jordan says

    I liked Hurst Family Harvest on FB. I didn’t realize I needed to post twice until after I posted.

  36. Kira says

    My family loves the white bean chili from Hurst Family Harvest. It’s pretty much perfect just the way it is, but we like to add some chicken or turkey. I have used ground poultry that I sauteed up in a skillet with some garlic or just tossed in leftover poultry from a roast. It’s delicious!

  37. Pamela C says

    I can barely boil water, people who eat beans like in some european diets are known to have a healthier and longer life. I don’t like meat that much, so whatever way beans are cooked in my house by someone else or by me it is simple, boil and eat.

  38. Mark says

    We like the white bean chili. My wife says we are actually having it for dinner tonight. She is putting in leftover turkey from the other night. She also puts a dollop of sour cream in each bowl before serving it. It is a good hearty meal.

  39. michelle says

    I love the tri-bean cooked right off the directions on the package. The only addition I get is the jiffy corn bread (aka cake mix) and on a cold day it is great to come home to a crockpot full. With the coupon I have stocked up for the winter.

  40. Lana says

    Cuban black beans in the Crockpot (with a liner, of course, so NO cleanup!) I cook enough to make several meals as they freeze and thaw with very little change in the beans texture. MMMMmmmm!

  41. Katie J says

    Chipotle Lime Blackbean

    saute white onion in olive oil
    add beans & water
    pork – leftovers, ham bone or bacon all work
    cumin, salt, pepper, garlic and cayenne to taste
    cook until beans are done

    serve over sticky white rice

    top with chopped white onion and drizzle small amount of olive oil

  42. Michelle says

    Just a basic prep, but then add in a favorite meat, usually bacon or sausage, and some ditalini pasta and seasonings – YUM!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  43. Doug W says

    1 bag Hurst’s ham beans (discard flavoring packet)
    Meaty leftover hambone
    1 large or 2 small cans chopped tomatoes (we like Rotel tomatoes with chiles)
    1 onion, chopped
    1 tsp chili powder
    1 tbsp lemon juice
    Salt & pepper

    Wash beans, soak overnight, drain.
    Add 2 qts water and hambone to soup pot. Bring to a boil, then simmer 2 1/2 – 3 hours.
    Remove ham from bone, discard bone.
    Add chopped onion, tomatoes, chili powder, lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste.
    Simmer 30 more minutes.

  44. missy says

    i cooks red bean hurst harvest in a pressure cooker and make it into chili. two way,you can eat it is in bowl of chili on cold night. so yummy.and if any left over the next night. heat up chili and put them over white rice. along with hot rolls.

  45. brandy shriver says

    I am already a fan of Hurst on Facebook, and my favorite new thing I tried was white bean dip!

  46. makisha says

    My family likes me to make the beans in 3 meals; chilli w/ red kidney beans, black beans w/any mexician dish, or white bean chicken chilli.

  47. Mariad says

    We like the tri beans with andouille sausage, tomatoes, and cajun seasonings, it’s a family favorite!

  48. jodee says

    i tried the tri-bean soup and cook them in crock pot with smoke ham and add celery and carrot . they are so good. in fact my hubby ask me to make more beans from hurst family so we make white chlili with spicy sausage . we eat it with crackers

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