Directions1. Melt butter in a large soup pot over medium heat; add onion and saute 8 minutes. Add garlic and saute 2 minutes or until onion is tender.
2. Stir in flour until smooth; cook mixture, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly, until thickened.
3. Add cheese, stirring constantly over low heat until cheese melts. Stir in blackeye peas and remaining ingredients, gently stirring until mixture is thoroughly heated.
4. Serve warm with chips or crackers.
Yield: About 5 cups