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Ground Beef Chow Mein

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

5 servings

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 and tasty, and the leftovers are wonderful. —Ann Nolte, Riverview, Florida
Ground Beef Chow Mein Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. Cook rice according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; crumble beef; 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup chow mein with 3/4 cup rice: 380 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 949mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 4g fiber), 23g protein.

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