1 package (1 pound) bean soup mix (discard flavor packet) or mix dry beans of your choice to equal 1 pound
1 large onion, chopped
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon celery salt
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 bay leaf
1 dash cayenne pepper
1 pound kielbasa sausage, sliced in chunks
Soak beans overnight. The next morning, drain beans. Place beans in crockpot and add enough water to cover the top of the beans. Add all other ingredients except sausage. Cover and cook on high for two hours; then cook 6 to 7 hours on low.
An hour before serving, check texture of soup. If too thin, mash some of the beans. Add sliced sausage and cook another hour and serve.