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    Chow Mein - Your Choice of Meat

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    30 mins

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    LARavenscroft's Note:

    This is my recipe for Chow Mein. I can usually make this at a drop of the hat. If you have leftover meat from another meal, you can use it in place of the ground beef - about 2 cups of cooked meat. Also, if you use chicken, use chicken bouillon instead of beef. Most chow mein recipes have mushrooms, but I don't use them because of an allergy. This can be served with rice or chow mein noodles.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Brown meat in a large skillet and drain.
    2. 2
      Add 1 1/2 cups water, soy sauce, bouillon cube, celery, onion, bean sprouts, and water chestnuts.
    3. 3
      Mix well, bring to a boil.
    4. 4
      Reduce heat: simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    5. 5
      In a small bowl, blend cornstarch and 2 T water until smooth.
    6. 6
      Stir into meat mixture; cook until mixture thickens and boils.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 03, 2009

      55

      I chose this recipe because it most closely matched the ingredients I needed to use up. I had "lots" of fresh bean sprouts and celery and I didn't have a can of water chestnuts. I stir-fried the veggies until they were tender-crisp and removed them from the pan. I then browned the meat, added the veggies, water and seasonings and just let it thicken up. I did have to use an extra tablespoon of cornstarch, I think due to the moisture content from the bean sprouts. I also added a sprinkle of caramel color powder (available from The Great American Spice Company) for a nice dark color. It turned out delicious!! My mom used to make a similar dish, (I don't have the recipe) only I think she would use a can of bean sprouts and a can of Chinese vegetables. Thanks for the walk down memory lane. I will be making this again!!

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    • on February 20, 2009

      45

      My family and I enjoyed this recipe. I used lean ground chicken and chicken bouillon. Served over rice and topped with chow mien noodles for crunch. Thanks!

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    • on November 02, 2008

      55

      *Reviewed for AussieNZ Forum Recipe Swap November 08* Very quick and easy to cook. Very tasty for dinner. I used ground chicken thighs as my meat and used a chicken stock cube. I also added a crushed garlic clove and a little crushed ginger as aromatics before browning the chicken. We served with fresh wide rice noodles for a delicious dinner. Thanks for another great recipe Lori :)

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    Nutritional Facts for Chow Mein - Your Choice of Meat

    Serving Size: 1 (467 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 192.1
     
    Calories from Fat 36
    19%
    Total Fat 4.0 g
    6%
    Saturated Fat 1.7 g
    8%
    Cholesterol 46.9 mg
    15%
    Sodium 519.2 mg
    21%
    Total Carbohydrate 19.7 g
    6%
    Dietary Fiber 3.3 g
    13%
    Sugars 6.6 g
    26%
    Protein 20.1 g
    40%

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