Using a food processor, blender or immersion blender. puree chicken broth, pinto beans (with liquid), sliced carrots (with liquid), peas, tomato sauce, ham, and green chilies.
Place puree in your soup pot and add diced tomatoes with liquid, chili, corn, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder and black pepper. Taste soup first to see if you want salt, because country ham is salty. Also if you subbed regular smoked ham you might want some salt.
Bring soup to a boil, then lower heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes to give the soup time to blend flavors. Add hot sauce if you like.
Serve hot with crackers and you can freeze leftovers for probably a month or so.