16 BEAN SOUP

Ingredients:
1 package 16 Bean Soup
3 bay leaves
1 tablespoon crushed oregano
2 cans no-fat chicken stock Additional water to cover
3 stalks celery chopped
3 carrots diced
1 large onion chopped
3 cloves garlic sliced
1 pound turkey Italian sausage sliced
2 cans stewed (or diced) tomatoes

Directions:
Combine first 5 ingredients (liquid should cover mixture by 1"-2") in Crock Pot. Cook on high for 2 hours. Add remaining ingredients and shift cooker to low and cook for additional 3 hours.

For more zing, add cayenne or crushed red pepper when adding second set of ingredients. Serve as complete meal or over rice. Freezes well.