Beef Chow Mein Skillet Recipe

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Beef Chow Mein Skillet Recipe

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When her family craves an Asian-style meal, LaVonne Hegland of St. Michael, Minnesota pulls out this easy one-dish recipe.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 cups hot water (150° to 160°)
  • 3 cups chopped celery
  • 1 package (8 ounces) fresh mushrooms, quartered
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium beef bouillon granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • Hot cooked rice
  • 1 cup chow mein noodles

Directions

In a large nonstick skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Using a slotted spoon, remove beef mixture to several layers of white paper towels. Let stand for 1 minute. Blot top of beef with additional white paper towels. Transfer beef mixture to fine mesh strainer over a 1-1/2-qt. bowl. Pour hot water over beef. Drain for 5 minutes.
Return beef to skillet. Stir in celery, mushrooms, water, water chestnuts, soy sauce, brown sugar, bouillon granules, garlic powder and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir into beef mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve over rice if desired. Top with chow mein noodles. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Beef Chow Mein Skillet in Light & Tasty February/March 2004, p19

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 296 calories, 9g fat (1g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 1017mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 5g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 starch.

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 cups hot water (150° to 160°)
  • 3 cups chopped celery
  • 1 package (8 ounces) fresh mushrooms, quartered
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium beef bouillon granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • Hot cooked rice
  • 1 cup chow mein noodles
  1. In a large nonstick skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Using a slotted spoon, remove beef mixture to several layers of white paper towels. Let stand for 1 minute. Blot top of beef with additional white paper towels. Transfer beef mixture to fine mesh strainer over a 1-1/2-qt. bowl. Pour hot water over beef. Drain for 5 minutes.
  2. Return beef to skillet. Stir in celery, mushrooms, water, water chestnuts, soy sauce, brown sugar, bouillon granules, garlic powder and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir into beef mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve over rice if desired. Top with chow mein noodles. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Beef Chow Mein Skillet in Light & Tasty February/March 2004, p19

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sdipiazza User ID: 2106899 260215
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2017

"I had red and yellow peppers because I had them left over from another meal and bean sprouts. Really good, easy and quick."

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gamblecreek User ID: 1577681 66931
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2014

"This was really good! The only changes I made were leaving out the mushrooms (only because my picky husband doesn't like them!), simmering for only ten munutes so the celery didn't get mushy, and adding a can of bean sprouts at the very end until just heated through. Served over rice and topped with the chow mein noodles, this dish was delicious and enjoyed by the whole family."

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dzz1qy User ID: 6636475 137895
Reviewed May. 16, 2014

"Good flavor."

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