I've been using this recipe for over 20 years, ever since I moved to South Carolina. It can be adjusted to serve any number. Allow 2 tablespoons of seasoning per quart of water. If you cannot find hot smoked sausage, use another smoked sausage such as kielbasa and add crushed hot red pepper to the pot.
Just like the name of the dish implies, this recipe makes a lovely side dish of green beans, kalamata olives, and tomatoes. These items are tossed with red wine vinegar, garlic, and oregano before being finished with a sprinkling of feta cheese. Allow the flavors to marinate together overnight for even better results.