"If the sausage is low fat this is very healthy. I use a pressure cooker to speed the process, but it can also be made in a dutch oven (water must be adjusted)."
bell pepper, chopped
garlic clove, minced
crushed red pepper flakes
beef bouillon cube
Soak beans over night.
In a pressure cooker saute the onion, celery, bell pepper, and garlic in the oil until softened. Add the rest of the ingredients and bring the cooker up to pressure. Once the pressure valve is gently rocking, cook for 20 minutes.
If not using a pressure cooker use 8 cups of water and simmer until beans or tender (around an hour). Then add sausage and simmer 15 minutes more.