Prepare the beans by rinsing them and picking through them to remove any little stones.
Soak them overnight or do a quick soak by covering them with boiling water for and hour or two. Drain them and put them in the crockpot.
Chop the onion, garlic and sausage and add to the crockpot along with the other ingredients.
Pop the lid on and cook on high, at least 5-6 hours. I don’t think you could overcook these.
I serve the soup over brown rice. It’s also good with cornbread.