Apparently, if you grow up in the KC area, you are familiar with Plaza III Steak Soup. I'd never had it, so my Cute Friend Mel gave me a recipe she had. There are several recipes, this one contained a product called Beefer Upper. She had to tell me which specific grocery store where I could get it, and event the exact aisle.
I think it's mostly a concentrated form of bouillon. It looked like what I found in my kids' diapers the first few days after they were born. The soup is mostly a couple of bags of frozen veggies, hamburger meat and broth.
It wasn't bad, but I've since found other recipes I think may be better with plain beef bouillon.