Gently pry lid off of jar and discard. Remove oxygen packet (if used). Empty contents of jar into large stock pot or dutch oven. Add 6 cups water and bring to boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
You can use quick cook red beans in place of the black beans if you prefer.
If freeze-dried meat is difficult to find, or too expensive, you can substitute a 1:1 ratio of beef-flavored TVP.
Nutrition information provided as an estimate only.