1cook sausage in a large saucepan over medium heat until well browned. drain excess fat. add onions, green peppers, celery, green onions, jalapeno chili and garlic to pan; saute until vegetables begin to brown, about 5 minutes. stir in herbs let cook a few minutes more.
2add beans to saucepan; mash some of the beans maybe like a quarter with potato masher. add broth and heat to a boil. reduce heat to a simmer, uncovered, until vegetables are tender and broth is thick, about 20 minutes. discard bay leaves; season to taste with salt, red pepper sauce,cayenne and black pepper.