Classic Beef Stew using Laura’s Lean Beef (plus Giveaway)

by Jennifer Sikora

Even though Spring is here and many people leave behind warm soups and stews, I do not. Most of the soups that I make are just for those cold winter months, but then there are others that my husband enjoys year round. Classic Beef Stew is one of them. When made correctly, using whole and heart healthy products, it can be a delicious and satisfying meal for any family dinner night.

I make mine using Laura’s Lean Beef — simply because Laura’s beef is determined to help us eat smarter — without all the extra and unhealthy ingredients that are in food these days.

About Laura’s Lean Beef:

Quality is at the heart of everything we do. In a world which has seen the emergence of highly processed foods, “factory farms” and junk food, we live and work guided by an alternate set of principles:

  • All natural – We believe that it is best to raise cattle in the way that nature intended.
  • No antibiotics – It’s not part of nature’s plan to use antibiotics to speed growth and counter overcrowded feedlot conditions.
  • No added growth hormones – We don’t believe in using hormones to speed the growth of our cattle. 
  • Leaner is healthier – We raise leaner breeds of cattle like Limousin and Charolais that produce beef naturally lower in fat.
  • Vegetarian fed – Cattle live in pastures and graze on natural grasses and grains. 
  • Sustainable agriculture  – We believe in the responsible stewardship of land and animals.
  • Humane treatment – All our farmers sign on to strict standards for the raising and treatment of cattle.

5.0 from 3 reviews
Classic Beef Stew
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Serves: 8
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 pounds Laura's Lean Eye of Round Roast cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 2 cups sliced onions
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 4 large celery stalks, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 8 medium carrots
  • 4 large baking potatoes (about 2 pounds) cut into eighths
  • 1 28-ounce can whole tomatoes
  • 1 15-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup fat-free beef stock (double strength)
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Heat oil in skillet. On medium-high heat, sear meat cubes in skillet until browned on all sides.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, beef stock, basil, salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly. Pour mixture over meat and vegetables in roasting pan.
  4. Cover and bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees. Reduce heat to 250 degrees and bake for 2 hours or until meat is very tender to the fork. Baste occasionally.

To even help cut down on cooking time,  you could throw this in the crockpot on low heat for 8 hours. Put it on before leaving for work and you’ll have it ready to eat when you get home.

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What would you create using Laura’s Lean Beef?

I was sent a $25 voucher to use on Laura’s Lean Beef in order to write this review. All opinions listed are my own.


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{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

1 debbie April 12, 2013 at 9:45 am

I would make spagetti and meatballs.


2 Sadie April 12, 2013 at 9:45 am

I would love to make steak salad with this beef.


3 Lindsay April 12, 2013 at 9:52 am

I would make some tacos!


4 J Baker April 12, 2013 at 9:54 am

I would make a Mexican dish my family likes that has beef, rice, beans, tomatoes, and corn!


5 GingerG April 12, 2013 at 10:07 am

I’d like to try the beef empanada recipe from her site!


6 June S. April 12, 2013 at 10:29 am

I’d like to try the classic beef stroganoff.


7 Cathy C April 12, 2013 at 10:51 am

I would make this Classic Beef Stew recipe! Beef Stew is one of my favorites and this looks delicious!


8 katherine d April 12, 2013 at 12:04 pm

homemade cheesy beef-a-roni


9 HappyMomC April 12, 2013 at 2:22 pm

I’d make meatballs!


10 Jessica To April 12, 2013 at 4:39 pm

I would make meatloaf.


11 Evelyn April 13, 2013 at 12:43 am

Id make some hearty beef and radish stew


12 BusyWorkingMama April 13, 2013 at 7:31 am

I’d make beef stew or a green bean beef stir fry with mung beans. Thanks!


13 Vickie Couturier April 13, 2013 at 10:25 am

I would make shepards pie


14 Sheila K. April 13, 2013 at 11:01 am

I would make beef stroganoff!


15 Wehaf April 13, 2013 at 11:54 am

I would make some rich and spicy chili.


16 Kerrie Mayans April 13, 2013 at 12:37 pm

I would love to make beef fajitas with it.


17 Donna L April 13, 2013 at 3:34 pm

I would make Beef and Broccoli.


18 DEBIJOT April 13, 2013 at 4:19 pm

I would make beef fatitas


19 anne April 13, 2013 at 10:02 pm

I would make beef stew with veggies.


20 Annette April 14, 2013 at 2:03 am

I’d make pot roast.


21 Liz April 14, 2013 at 11:25 am

Greek pastitsio: there are non-Greek variants.


22 Charlene S April 14, 2013 at 12:23 pm

I would make some hamburgers.


23 Madonna April 15, 2013 at 3:48 am

I would make a newish recipe called canyon casserole I got online.


24 meredith April 15, 2013 at 10:02 am

I would make my husband the Grilled Sirloin Steak with Spicy Rub and Chipotle Sauce


25 Idaho Jill April 15, 2013 at 2:05 pm

I have a really yummy ground beef and green bean skillet that I would love to use this beef in!


26 Heather Hayes Panjon April 15, 2013 at 9:12 pm

I’d Make Stuffed Peppers!


27 Kristie April 16, 2013 at 10:19 am

I’d make some beef stroganoff.


28 Staci A April 16, 2013 at 11:43 am

I’d make beef stir-fry.


29 rachel April 18, 2013 at 1:47 pm

Braised beef with red wine and mushrooms!


30 Janet F April 20, 2013 at 9:49 am

I would make a classic meat sauce.

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31 nannypanpan April 20, 2013 at 11:28 pm
32 Laura Jacobson April 21, 2013 at 10:03 pm

I would love to make my mexican lasagna with it!


33 ANGEL JACKLYN April 22, 2013 at 4:52 pm




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