Beef Stock that Morphs into Tomato Beef Soup and then Beef Gumbo
To make this simple tomato beef soup, use beef stock (retaining some of the cubed beef from making the stock) adding one onion and one can of tomato paste at .49 cents. For the next day, you can retrieve the tomato beef soup/stock reviving it by adding pasta or rice.
However, if you want to use the same soup stock again then don't add the pasta/rice directly... simply boil the pasta on the side and add to individual bowls even if you will still use pasta as a soup filler for the next soup on the daily menu.
In this way, the tomato beef soup can morph into beef gumbo by adding fresh okra... the pasta can be directly added but rather best to keep it out and boil on the side. Pasta cooked in soup/stock gets mushy and soaks up all the liquid.