Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Slow Cooker Red Kidney Bean, Barley and Vegetable Soup with Hamilton Beach Set and Forget 6 Quart Programmable Slow Cooker and Giveaway!

Oct 18, 2014

Slow Cooker Red Kidney Bean, Barley and Vegetable Soup with Hamilton Beach Set and Forget 6 Quart Programmable Slow Cooker and Giveaway!

Disclosure: Hamilton Beach provided this slow cooker to me for review

Now that fall has fully kicked in here in MN, we've been using the slow cooker to cook so many recipes! It's especially convenient when using the Hamilton Beach Set and Forget 6 Quart Programmable Slow Cooker! This slow cooker is pretty awesome! Let me tell you...




All you do is program if you'd like a high or low setting and the amount of time you like to cook your meal for! There is also the thermometer probe option for cuts of meat that need to reach a certain temp. Once your meal is finished, the slow cooker automatically switches to the warm option. No more burned meals! It makes slow cooking easier than ever!



I also love that this slow cooker is travel friendly! The lid has a set of clips that lock it in place! The rubber seal around the lid makes sure there are no leaks on the way to your destination! Perfect for holidays or family gatherings! 



This slow cooker really is the perfect addition to our family and easy mealtimes. There's nothing like sitting around the table together and sharing highlights of our day! I love having more time with my daughter and less time at the stove! Hamilton Beach makes it super easy with their included full set of instructions and recipe suggestions. It also comes with a one year warranty!

Now for the giveaway! You have a chance to win one of these great slow cookers for yourself!



I'm also including a great recipe for you to try in your slow cooker! This soup is so hearty and delicious!! It's filling and the leftovers are fantastic!





Slow Cooker Red Kidney Bean, Barley and Vegetable Soup
What you need:
3- 15.5 ounce cans dark red kidney beans, rinsed
1 medium onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 cup carrots, diced
1 cup celery, sliced
5 cups vegetable broth
1- 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
1- 15 ounce tomato sauce
3/4 cup medium barley, rinsed
1 teaspoon dried basil
2 teaspoons steak seasoning
salt and pepper, as needed

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a Hamilton Beach 6 Quart Programmable Slow Cooker. Cook for 6-8 hours on low, 4-5 hours on high.

This recipe is shared at: Love Bakes Good CakesA Dish of Daily LifeThe Better Baker


45 comments:

  1. What a great giveaway! The soup looks hearty and healthy. Thanks Sheena.

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  2. I use my slow cooker multiple times a week. They are such time savers!

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  3. I love this healthy soup. I hope I win the slow cooker! :)

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  4. Thanks for a great giveaway, entered! :)

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  5. I am so ready for cooler weather - bring on the soups! This one sounds healthy and delicious, Sheena - and I love how easy it is with a slow cooker!

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    1. Thanks, Jamie!! I love cooler weather recipes, especially soups!!

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  6. That is one good looking soup. I used my slow-cooker pretty regular in the colder months. I love the looks of this slow cooker.

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  7. The slow cooker looks fantastic and so does that soup! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Love the barley you added to your soup! Great giveaway! The programable setting is awesome!

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  9. This is such a great giveaway! I don't know what I would do without mine.

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  10. Great giveaway! I just love slow cooker meals!

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  11. your soup looks so cozy yummy! ...and I LOVE that the cooker's lid clamps on. I have lost lids and ended up with broken glass several times

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  12. I love barley in soup. I love how you did this in the slow cooker too!

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  13. This is basically my model, and I LOVE it! I seriously could not live without this slow cooker. ;)

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    1. Agreed! I will never go back to a non programmable one :)

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  14. that soup looks so good! I would really love to have a slow cooker but I have a very small kitchen and I'm nervous about storing one. I want to try this soup though ;o)

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    1. Thanks Emily! It's so hard to store extra stuff in small kitchens! Totally been there! :)

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  15. I'll need to buy a slow cooker when I get back to the US, this looks like a great choice. And that soup looks delish!

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  16. Sounds delicious and I love that slow cooker!

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  17. Your soup looks great and I have this slow cooker and LOVE it!

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  18. Like you, the slow cooker is my jam in fall :) I am just across the border in WI, so I feel the same when it comes to fall time. Great soup recipe, will have to try it out!

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  19. What a hearty looking stew/soup! And great slow cooker. I just entered. My crock recently broke on my slow cooker so crossing my fingers!

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  20. Great recipe and great giveaway!! Crossing my fingers...my slow cooker is ancient! And it is NOT programmable.

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  21. What a great slow cooker! I love the programmable feature!! And the soup sounds delish!

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  22. Thanks for the giveaway! I love the slow cooker and even have multiple sizes! Your soup looks great too!

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  23. Great giveaway! Thanks! Great soup recipe, too. I am in the mood for soup!

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  24. I haven't done much with barley. I really should. I should start with this recipe! Thank you for linking up with #FoodieFridays!
    Christie
    http://akitchenhoor.blogspot.com/

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