The white beans cook until tender along with smoked sausage for a warm comforting meal.
Slice sausage into about 1-inch pieces.
In a skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook until browned.
Remove sausage from the skillet and transfer the sausage to your crockpot.
Add onion and garlic to the skillet. Cook until the onion is tender.
Transfer onion and garlic to the crockpot.
Rinse beans and remove any discolored beans and debris then add beans to the crockpot.
Add water, chicken broth, thyme, celery, and pepper to the crockpot and stir until evenly blended.
Cover your slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 7-8 hours.
Remove lid and stir.
Serve in a bowl and garnish with fresh sprigs of thyme.