Trader Joe's "All Natural Stew Meat" comes at $4.99/lb.
I decided to try this meat one day for a beef stew I made. I usually buy a roast and then cut it up into pieces to put in the stew. This time I was making it in bulk and decided to buy the already cut up stew meat that is actually cheaper than the roast.
I put it in the crockpot with some water and it turned out great. Very juicy and fresh tasting.
I love Trader Joe's meat standards. Our friend, who works at Trader Joe's, once told me all about what "all natural" means to Trader Joe's and it is really good quality. I will get all the information and post about that on here sometime soon.
In the end, I'd probably only use it for stews and soups. But I love that it is so easy and already cut up - all while still maintaining the flavor of the product.