Cook sausage in a large frying pan, crumbling as it cooks. Drain fat from pan. Add green pepper and onion. Cook 5 minutes, stirring vegetables into sausage. Add garlic & cook 1 minute. Add tomatoes and seasonings. Stir Well. Pour blackeye peas with liquid into pan. Cover & simmer while rice cooks.
Prepare rice according to package directions. Spoon rice into bowls and top with blackeye pea mixture. Mix and eat.
Pepper, rosemary & oregano may be replaced by Cajun seasoning. Personally, I like to fix the blackeye pea mixture at least a day ahead and reheat while the rice is cooking.
The blackeye pea mixture is also good served without the rice and topped with cheese, served with a side of cornbread. If you don't like blackeye peas, try great northern or navy beans.