Heat a large pot on medium-high heat, cook chopped bacon until crispy, remove bacon from pot and set aside.
Add sofrito (stand back it will spatter) to bacon drippings, cook about 3-5 minutes. Add pigeon peas, sausage, bacon, rice, sazon and tomato sauce to the pot, stir.
Add water and bring it to a boil on high until water evaporates, stir rice over ONLY once*, place banana leaf over the rice, cover and simmer on low for 35 minutes.
*It is important not to stir rice more then once otherwise it will come out very sticky.
*The banana leaf it optional, it give the rice a nice flavor. I purchase my banana leaves at my local Asian market.
*Sazon con Achiote can be found at your local Latin market or in the ethnic aisle of your grocer.