In large pot. brown ground beef. Drain and set aside. In the same pot heat oil, saute garlic and onions over low heat until onions are tender. Stir in green pepper and seasonings. Cook for 2 minutes stirring until well mixed.
Add beef and tomatoes. Disolve bouillon in water and add to the soup. Simmer, covered for about 1 hour.
Add kidney beans and simmer 30 minutes. Makes about 2.5 quarts.