Chinese Mystery Casserole

READY IN: 1hr 35mins
Recipe by Me Mr. Jones

This is from my MIL's recipe box. It's a childhood fave of my hubby's. The "mystery" is that all the liquid required cooks down to make a delicious casserole.

Top Review by children from A to Z

We really enjoyed this. Where we live we only have Walmart & Safeway and neither store carries canned chop suey vege's. I had to improvise and use frozen stir-fry vege's, with great success. My kids loved the chow mein noodles. Thanks Mrs. Jones!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons oil (optional)
  • 1 lb hamburger
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 12 cups water
  • 12 cup uncooked rice
  • 14 cup soy sauce
  • 14 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (14 ounce) can chop suey vegetables, drained
  • 1 (5 ounce) can chow mein noodles

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
  2. Brown ground beef and onion in oil.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a huge bowl, and transfer to a 9x13 pan.
  4. Bake covered for 30 minutes.
  5. Bake UNcovered for 30 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle the chow mein noodles on top of casserole, and bake for 15 minutes more.

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