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Ground Beef Lo Mein Recipe

Our home economists modified Penny Auclair's recipe to use up extra cooked ground beef. “I tried this when I was going to school full-time and wanted something quick, foolproof and delicious,” writes the Amesbury, Massachusetts cook. “My family loves it.” TIP: “For a change, use chicken breasts and chicken gravy instead of ground beef and beef gravy,” Penny recommends.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
  • 1/2 pound cooked lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen stir-fry vegetable blend, thawed
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) home-style beef gravy
  • 1/4 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until heated through. Add the vegetables, gravy, soy sauce, garlic powder and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Drain spaghetti; stir into beef mixture. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (prepared with lean ground beef and fat-free gravy) equals 267 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 425 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 16 g protein.