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Ground Beef Chow Mein


Ground Beef Chow Mein



I’m a lazy cook, but we’ve been making this for years! It never gets old!

Bringing the family together for a warm meal is one of life’s simple joys, and what better way to do that than with a dish that’s as comforting as it is delicious? Ground beef chow mein, a beloved staple of Chinese cuisine, gets to the heart of home cooking with this easy slow cooker version. This recipe is perfect for anyone looking to spice up their dinner routine with flavorful, flavorful treats without the fuss. It promises to become a valuable addition to your meals.Servings: 6,



1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 large onion, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups celery, sliced ​​
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/ 4 teaspoons black pepper
1/2 cup beef broth
2 cups shredded cabbage or coleslaw mix
1 carrot, julienned
1 can (5 ounces) chestnut water, drained and sliced ​​
8 ounces chow mein noodles or spaghetti, cooked and drained


Brown the beef: In a pan over medium heat, brown the ground beef until brown and crumbly. Then transfer it to your slow cooker.
Add vegetables: Combine beef with chopped onions, chopped garlic, and sliced ​​celery in slow cooker.

Prepare sauce: Mix soy sauce, hoisin sauce, ginger, black pepper and beef broth. Pour this mixture over the meat and vegetables.Slow Cook: Cover the slow cooker and set it to low for six hours to allow the flavors to meld and the vegetables to soften.

Finishing touches: Add cabbage, carrot and water chestnuts about 30 minutes before serving. Increase heat to high to warm through. In the meantime, prepare the pasta according to the package instructions.
To assemble and serve: Place a bed of chow mein noodles on each plate and top with the meat and vegetable mixture.Variations and Tips:


Personalize your vegetables: Adjust the vegetable mix to suit your family’s tastes or use what you have in the fridge.
Go low-carb: Substitute zucchini spirals for the chow mein noodles for a healthier option and add them during the last 20 minutes of cooking.

Use leftovers wisely: This dish is perfect for incorporating leftover vegetables and thus reducing waste.
Add Crunch: For added texture, top with crispy fried noodles or sesame seeds just before serving.
Leftover Magic: This chow mein is even tastier the next day, making it great for meal prep.

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