Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins
This isn't really 'typical' Chinese food... but it has Chinese elements! *LOL* We used to eat this growing up ... I have recently been reintroduced to it through my sister, and boy am I ever glad! :-) It looks a bit , ummm... nasty when mixing *LOL* but it is very good! :)
- Brown hamburger and onions.
- Add celery, rice, soups, water and sauces.
- Pour into a sprayed 13x9 pan.
- Bake at 350°F for an hour, stirring a couple of times during cooking.
- Top with chow mein noodles and bake 10-15 minutes longer.
I really like this stuff, my sister gave me the recipe a while ago because I'm a big fan of cooking stuff in bigger batches and freezing in individual portions to take to work and stuff like that. The only difference between this recipe and the one I use is that I also mix about 1/2 cup of the chow mein noodles in before putting it in the oven and I use low-sodium soy sauce since I find it a bit too salty with the regular kind.
My DH mentioned a casserole his mom made. I found this recipe & he loved the memories. I did add canned water chesnuts & bamboo shoots and prepared it entirely on the stovetop. Thank you for sharing your recipe.
This was a very good casserole. I made it as directed, except I did add waterchestnuts for an added crunch. Served over rice, everyone liked it very much. Thanks marlene for posting.