Saturday, December 6, 2008

Beef Chow Mein

If you're following the meal plan, then you know...I've been slacking. I did make this for dinner on Thursday. I just didn't find the time to sit down and post until now. Luckily I'm off of the hook for Pizza Night last night and Sloppy Joes tonight. You can click the links to check them out.

Okay, so...Chow Mein. It may not be pretty, but it is pretty darn good. This recipe is in my "favorites" recipe notebook.

Start by browning 1 lb. of lean ground beef with one large chopped onion.

Now chop 3 cups of celery and quarter one package of fresh mushrooms. I realize these mushrooms are sliced rather than quartered. My dear husband ran to the store for me and purchased these pre-sliced mushrooms with the idea that he would save me a step. Sliced, quartered...whatever. You need one package.

Mix the water, soy sauce, brown sugar, beef bouillon, garlic powder, and pepper in a small bowl.

Add the vegetables and sauce to the browned (and drained) beef and bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes.

Combine 3 tablespoons of cold water with 2 tablespoons of cornstarch. Pour into the chow mein and stir well.

Cook and stir until thickened.

Serve over rice and top with chow mein noodles, if desired.

Beef Chow Mein

1 lb. lean ground beef
1 large chopped onion
3 cups chopped celery
1 package fresh mushrooms, quartered
1 can of sliced water chestnuts
1 1/2 cups water
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons cold water

Cooked rice, chow mein noodles

Brown beef and onion. Drain. Stir in the next 9 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Stir in the cornstarch and water. Cook until thickened. Serve over rice.

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