1 pound dry black-eyed peas
3 (10.5 ounce) cans beef broth
1 (1 ounce) package dry onion soup mix
1 pound smoked sausage, sliced
1 cup uncooked long grain white rice
1 (4 ounce) can diced green chilies, drained
ground black pepper to taste
In a large saucepan with enough water to cover, soak the black-eyed peas 8 hours, or overnight.
Drain and rinse the soaked black-eyed peas, and return to the saucepan. Mix in the beef broth, dry onion soup mix, sausage, rice, and green chilies. Season with pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour and 30 minutes, or until the beans are tender. Add water as necessary to keep the ingredients covered with liquid.