My family really enjoyed this. Maybe I will add some sauteed green onions to this dish next time. I also added some frozen pea pods which gave the dish a bit of color.
We love this!!! I doubled the recipe and have made this several times now. I did not use the Water Chestnuts because I do not like them.
oh wow! simple as it gets and yet...exactly what I remember eating when I was a kid!!! This recipe is perfect for personalizing and I used 1/4 head of cabbage, half a large onion, three celery stalks finely chopped and two pounds of hamburgers (the only veggies I had on hand and more to our taste anyway). The perfect amount for a family of four just don't expect a lot of leftovers! LOVE IT!!!
Thanks Pam-I-Am for this recipe. This recipe is from an old Pillsbury magazine cookbook and is a good one. We served it over traditional Chinese SOFT noodles and it was fab, just like the Asian restaurants in CA. We left out the pimentos as personal preference. We added diced green onions to perk up the flavor. The kids didn't really love it but we did. It is not a really spicy or overly flavorful recipe so adjust for your tastes. Great for a meal anytime. Thanks. ChefDLH
DH loved it, I needed to add some mustard and more soy sauce to give it a little more flavor. I used a can of Straw Mushrooms and DH even commented positively on them. I also added some bok choy as I do to most of my asian inspired meals since we love it so much. I did use more cornstarch because I found it to be just a little to liquidy. I served with both rice and the noodles. I'll make this again 'cause DH liked it alot and it was simple to make but it wasn't my favorite.
Usually my recipe experiments get something like "this isn't bad" from my DH. This recipe got an emphatic "Yummy!". My only change was to add some sliced red bell pepper, just to get a bit more color and veggie content.
Poor DH had never had chow mein! He loved this and is looking forward to the leftovers. Added some chopped onion, and had to simmer for awhile to soften the celery a bit.
Reminds me of my childhood too. This was a staple in my home growing up. Over the years had lost the recipe, been searching. Thanks for posting. Mom served it over rice with the chow mein noodles on top.