Other than using the quick soak method on the beans, I followed the directions exactly as listed and did have to slow cook it on low a little longer and raise the temperature to high with the lid off for the last half hour as recommended. We liked it but I needed to add a bit more zing. Second attempt: We like spice, let's emphatically state, we like heat and herbs so I did double up on Tony C's Cajun and the fresh basil at the start. We adjusted the seasonings the last half hour - meaning added more of everything to taste. I also used thick bacon (3 slices crumbled) along with the sausage and a left-over lamb leg bone instead of a ham hock. I cooked the veggies in bacon grease before adding it to crock pot. For the liquid, I used half chicken broth and half beef broth. This was my second stab at this old favorite and I have to tell you, it was delicious. I feel this basic recipe is very good and with our special family touches, it rises to excellent.
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Other than using the quick soak method on the beans, I followed the directions exactly as...