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 User ID: 6535799 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 User ID: 635464 209489
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2012

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

mrsvette User ID: 834250 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 User ID: 5674418 156950
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2011

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

scrapo User ID: 2908723 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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