Fennel grows so well in our garden we tend to use it often. And since we love beans this is something that just came to me. Add whatever smoked sausage you like. I usually use Trietler's garlic sausage. My office is in a strip mall and 2 doors down is a sausage maker who makes THE best sausages. Treitler's Sausages was originally located in Chalmette, LA but Katrina wiped them out. They've relocated up here in Picayune, MS, and their loyal followers make the hour trip up here almost once a week just for sausage. It's that good!