Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

1 Lb. Dixie Lily or China Doll Black beans sorted
1 White onion chopped
1 Green pepper chopped
3 Celery stalks chopped
2 Cloves of garlic minced
2 Bay leaves
1 Tablespoon Oregano
1 Tablespoon Cumin
1 Teaspoon Chili powder
½ Jalapeno minced
½ jar picante sauce
1 Quart chicken stock
1 Lb. cubed ham or ham hock
Water to cover over the beans at least 2 inches
Salt and Pepper to taste

Cook for 8 hours on low.  Serve as is or garnish with any combination of diced avocado, diced tomatoes, chopped cilantro, a dollop of sour cream and wedge of lime.