New Years Black-Eyed Peas

Ingredients:
1/4 cup butter
1 small onion, chopped
1 small green bell pepper, seeded and
chopped
8 ounces smoked sausage, sliced
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 (15.5 ounce) cans black-eyed peas
1 (1 inch) cube smoked hog jowl
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup cooked white rice
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions:
Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, bell pepper and smoked
sausage. Season with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Add the black-eyed peas and hog jowl for flavoring (and luck for the next year!) Pour in the water and bring to a boil. Simmer over low heat for 1 hour. When ready to serve, stir in cooked rice and cheese until cheese has melted.