Easy Chow Mein Recipe
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Easy Chow Mein Recipe

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Our daughter welcomed me home from a hospital stay some years ago with this Asian dish and a copy of the recipe. Now that I'm a widow, I freeze leftovers for fast future meals. - Kay Bade, Mitchell, South Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 bunch celery, sliced
  • 2 cans (14 ounces each) Chinese vegetables, drained
  • 2 envelopes brown gravy mix
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Hot cooked egg noodles or rice

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without noodles): 361 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 897mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 18g protein


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the celery, Chinese vegetables, gravy mixes and soy sauce. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or until celery is tender, stirring occasionally. Serve with noodles. Yield: 8 servings.
Purchase celery with crisp, firm and unblemished ribs and fresh green leaves. Refrigerate celery in a plastic bag for up to 2 weeks. Wash and trim the base and leaves just before serving.
Originally published as Easy Chow Mein in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p58

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Reviewed Mar. 23, 2016

"I was so disappointed by this recipe! Taste of Home rarely disappoints, but this time it did. No flavor. Not worth the effort.

- Theresa"

Reviewed Mar. 3, 2016

"Was really surprised at how good this was, really easy and a good change of pace."

Reviewed Feb. 28, 2016

"can this be made with chicken, small pieces of chicken? I do not eat any ground meat"

Reviewed Aug. 19, 2014

"Although, easy to make, take a pass on this one. This was not a very tasty meal. I give it 1 star, just because how easy it was to prepare."

Reviewed Oct. 12, 2012

"<p>Super easy, inexpensive ingredients and makes a fairly large batch. Very flavorful and my kids just loved it!I  I did not drain the vegetables for extra moisture and only used 2 stalks of celery.</p>"

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