In a Dutch oven combine the hamburger, onion, celery, and carrots.
Over medium heat brown hamburger. Stirring occasionally so it does not burn.
Once the hamburger is browned remove any extra fat.
Add the canned tomatoes, corn, peas, beef broth, and bay leaves.
Bring the stew to a boil, then reduce heat and cook until vegetables are tender.
Remove bay leaves and serve.
Season with the salt and pepper. Add the salt gradually and taste to as you add.