You should use 2 4-oz cans of the green chilies and drain each can before using. There should be about 1 cup of the Cheese. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Generously grease a 9-inch pie plate 1 1/4-inches deep. Cook and stir the sausage in a skillet until done; drain on paper toweling. Cut a lengthwise slit in each chili and open them up. Arrange on the bottom and sides of the pie plate forming a shell. Sprinkle with the cheese and sausage. Beat the eggs slightly and then beat in the milk and pepper. Pour the mixture into the chili-lined pie plate. Bake, uncovered, until a knife inserted halfway between the center and the edge comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.