Collard Green Soup 

1 lb locally sourced smoked sausage, cut in 1/4 inch slices
1 onion, finely chopped
1 green pepper, seeded and chopped
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 (32 ounce) containers chicken broth (homemade is best)
8 ounces fresh collard greens, chopped
1 (15 ounce) can black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
1 dash hot sauce

1. Saute the smoked sausage, onion, and green pepper in hot oil in dutch oven over medium-high heat 5 minute or until lightly browned.
2. Add chicken broth, collard greens, black-eyed peas, pepper, and hot sauce; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.