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Beef Chow Mein Skillet

 Beef Chow Mein Skillet
When her family craves an Asian-style meal, LaVonne Hegland of St. Michael, Minnesota pulls out this easy one-dish recipe.
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 cups chopped celery
  • 1 package (8 ounces) fresh mushrooms, quartered
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium beef bouillon granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • Hot cooked rice
  • 1 cup chow mein noodles


  • In a large nonstick skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat
  • until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the celery, mushrooms,
  • water, water chestnuts, soy sauce, brown sugar, bouillon granules,
  • garlic powder and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and
  • simmer for 15-20 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir into beef
  • mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes
  • or until thickened. Serve over rice if desired. Top with chow mein

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Beef Chow Mein Skillet (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • noodles. Yield: 4 servings.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.