Ground Beef Chow Mein Recipe
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Ground Beef Chow Mein Recipe

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“My grandma used to make a fabulous chop suey with pork, but I found this recipe that uses ground beef and has the same flavor. It’s quick, tasty and wonderful as leftovers.” —Ann Nolte, Tampa, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 2 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) beef broth
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped celery
  • 1 can (14 ounces) bean sprouts, drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 jar (2 ounces) pimientos, drained and diced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons water

Nutritional Facts

1 cup chow mein with 3/4 cup rice: 358 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 963mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 23g protein .


  1. Cook rice according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add the broth, celery, bean sprouts, water chestnuts, mushrooms, pimientos, soy sauce and ginger. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Gradually stir into skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with rice. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Beef Chow Mein in Simple & Delicious June/July 2011, p28

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maricam3 235863
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2015

"This is excellent for a working woman to put together after work. I used fresh ginger and fresh mushrooms because I had them on hand. I also added bamboo shoots and sprinkled with chow mein noodles because I like them."

voodoowitch 209489
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2012

"It was pretty bland. We ate it the first night but the leftovers went to waste."

mrsvette 174961
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2012

"Easy yes but pretty bland. There are leftovers and will try to add some more spices and veggies to it."

Mz T 156950
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2011

"It is a tasty, simple recipe to throw together for dinner. The family enjoyed it."

scrapo 80980
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2011

"Next time might add a bit more soy sauce and maybe some red pepper flakes to give it some more spice."

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