Rinse the beans
Add the beans, water, chopped onions, celery, bell pepper, garlic, bay leaf, and all the seasons in the crock pot.
Set the crockpot to 8 hrs on high.
As the beans are cooking ....in a skillet...add the cut up sausage and cook on medium heat until the sausages are golden brown and has a nice outer brown edge. Once they are cooked...take them off the heat and set them aside.
RIght before serving...using a big wooden spoon and mash some beans against the side of the pot. This will make for a creamier consistency.
Season the beans according to taste. You can season with some hot sauce for a more spicier taste.
Ladle over a bowl of white rice and garnish with some freshly chopped parsley and green onions.