Easy Chow Mein
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 bunch celery, sliced
- 2 cans (14 ounces each) Chinese vegetables, drained
- 2 envelopes brown gravy mix
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- Hot cooked egg noodles or rice
- In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the celery, Chinese vegetables, gravy mixes and soy sauce. Cover and cook on low until celery is tender, 4-6 hours, stirring occasionally. Serve with noodles.
Nutrition Facts1 cup (calculated without noodles): 361 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 897mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 18g protein.
Mar 2, 2020
I totally disagree with the most recent very disingenuous reviews. Obviously, these cooks were not savvy enough to understand that sometimes you need to add a bit of flavoring that your family's palette prefers. I always add onion and some garlic to any recipe that I make with the exception of desserts. This is a delicious and high flavored meal. I serve it with spring rolls and a light fruit salad offering. (My family likes very high flavoring including a lots of red pepper, Poblano's jalapenos and the like. Bland is not even in our vocabulary)!.. This is in my regular recipe rotation when I'm making Asian flavors. It is a hit with everyone I have ever served it to. And remember folks if you have nothing nice to say , why don't you say nothing at all! Just become because some of you out there didn't like it does not make it a bad recipe. Why can't you be a little more gracious and less ugly? After all it's not all about you!
Nov 23, 2019
BLAND BLAND BLAND I even doubled the onion, and added garlic and pepper to the meat while it was cooking. Worst recipe so far from TOH like another reviewer said "Waste of time and ingredients".
Jun 15, 2018
I gave the recipe a three star because of the premise of it. I had to rework it as it cooked. First my family won't eat the canned Chinese vegetables so I cut up celery, onion, carrot, broccoli and cauliflower and steamed them all soft. I fried my beef and put all the ingredients in the frying pan and then put them in the crock pot along with a can of drained bean sprouts. I could tell there would not be enough sauce from the start so I added a cup of beef broth with some cornstarch and added that in. I let it cook up and then added more soy sauce to taste. I served it over white rice and topped it with Chow Mein noodles. It was a huge hit and I will make this again for sure. The best part about the recipe is the lack of sugar or molasses that is used in so many Chinese recipes. It's a different taste than most Chow Mein recipes but it turned out really tasty.
Jan 4, 2018
Ouch! This dish did NOT pass our taste test. Waste of time and ingredients. Sorry TOH.
Nov 6, 2017
loved this!! tho i didnt add clerery, theres plenty in the veggies!!! tasted just like what my mom used to make using beef and pork roasts will definitely make it again!!snobbish commenters lol
Oct 11, 2017
Gross! I expected a whole lot more from this website, canned vegetables? Hamburger meat? Besides having absolutely no nutrition this dish is loaded with sodium, disgusting !!!
Oct 9, 2017
Very bland. Canned veggies add nothing to this. Much better recipes for easy chow mein!
Sep 23, 2017
I have made something similar. I make a big pot of rice. I make the ground beef and I add Indonesian kejap (a somewhat sweet soy sauce) . You can use soy, teriyaki sauce or tamari and add sugar if you can't find kejap.It can be found online in Asian stores or Amazon. The I make everything the same and add lots of bean sprouts. I leave out the gravy mix and reduce the amount of celery. I serve it over rice with lots of kejap sauce. LOL
Apr 24, 2017
Sorry, not for us. My husband didn't care for the gravy mix flavor of the dish. I'll try a different sauce.
Mar 23, 2016
I was so disappointed by this recipe! Taste of Home rarely disappoints, but this time it did. No flavor. Not worth the effort.- Theresa