Back to Easy Chow Mein

Print Options


Card Sizes

Easy Chow Mein Recipe

Easy Chow Mein Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Easy Chow Mein

Sort By :
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>"

Reviewed Aug. 14, 2011

"I also added canned Chung King crispy noodles sprinkled on top."

Reviewed Sep. 26, 2010

"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."

Reviewed Aug. 30, 2010

"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!"

Reviewed Oct. 19, 2009

"My husband is not a fan of chinese food, but ate every bit on his plate! Great recipe!"

Reviewed Oct. 17, 2009

"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."

Reviewed Jun. 10, 2008

"Very easy to make, excellent for a quick dinner. I did not use a whole bunch of celery as called for I cut that in half and I also added Bead Molasses to the mix."

Loading Image