Start your roux. After you melt the butter, add the diced vegtables. Stir until soft for about 5 min. Take it off the stove, then add your flour. Refer to directions above to finish the roux. To this roux, I add 2 chicken bouillon cubes.
Add the black beans, the fire roasted tomatoes, and the spices. Bring to a boil and turn down the heat to simmer.
Serve with cornbread. Even better the second day.