Easy Chow Mein Recipe
- 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
- 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.
1 cup (calculated without noodles): 361 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 897mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 18g protein.
Reviews for Easy Chow Mein
"Sorry, not for us. My husband didn't care for the gravy mix flavor of the dish. I'll try a different sauce."
"A really terrific and easy recipe! I put a bit of my own spin, and the flavors my family loves. I used leftover roast beef, instead of ground beef which would seem a bit more authentic texture to me. Someone else had suggested it, so I did not drain the vegetables for extra liquid. In addition I also added about a teaspoon to teaspoon and a half of garlic for extra flavor and a can of water chestnuts. I did not feel like using a crock pot so I simmered it on the stove on low heat for about 6 hours. It was warm, delicious and all the flavors blended well. It will be in my regular rotation of Asian flavors. I served the chow mein over rice and found it to be a filling and satisfying dish that was a real hit with everyone I served it to!"
"I was so disappointed by this recipe! Taste of Home rarely disappoints, but this time it did. No flavor. Not worth the effort.- Theresa"
"Was really surprised at how good this was, really easy and a good change of pace."
"<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>"
"I also added canned Chung King crispy noodles sprinkled on top."
"Made this for supper tonight. I did cut back on the celery to 3 large stalks. For those wondering why the recipe does not call for water. Does not need added water, enough mositure from the vegetables. Will make again."
"I used Bok Choy instead of celery, and used fresh chinese veggies and canned water chestnuts. It was rich and beefy and my family ate all of it. I will make this again, we all loved it!"
"My husband is not a fan of chinese food, but ate every bit on his plate! Great recipe!"
"This turned out really very good but I think the submission was missing something. I added 1 cup of water, some broccoli and mushrooms. I think the next time I make it, I will use fresh carrots and bean sprouts since the celery is fresh anyway and I'll use only the canned bamboo shoots and water chestnuts. In addition, although the ground beef was fine, sliced beef would be great."