I used this recipe.
-Made 1 1/2 recipes' worth
-Used canned instead of dried beans; since dried beans approximately double their volume, used about twice as much.
-Used 2 leeks and a large onion, since leeks are expensive and it's a strong onion. I skipped sauteeing them, just put them straight in the crockpot (after washing of course-- have to be careful washing leeks, dirt can get trapped in them as they grow.)
-Used vegetable broth
-Used canned pumpkin for an easy no-puree smooth texture; will leave beans whole though
-Used allspice AND cloves AND nutmeg, because you can't have too much flavor. ;) Used ground cinnamon.
It will be served with yogurt to dollop in and chunks of "finger bread" which is just a plain, sturdy-textured wheat bread that's excellent with soup.