Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 50 mins

This is a casserole I have been making since high school. I worked in the kitchen of the local hospital and this was something they served the employees in the cafeteria. It was a great base that I have "spiced" up and added additional vegetables to over the years. You may layer as much as you like...add water chestnuts, mushrooms whatever your heart desires. I just prefer to keep it simple. Over rice it's a great fast meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Brown ground chuck with onion,1/2 t.
  3. garlic powder, ginger and soy sauce to taste.
  4. Drain well.
  5. Place meat mixture in a 13x9 pan.
  6. Place celery over meat mixture.
  7. Place pepper strips over celery.
  8. Place pea pods over pepper strips.
  9. Mix the soup, 1 T.
  10. soy sauce, 1 t.
  11. garlic powder and milk.
  12. Blend well.
  13. Pour evenly over meat and vegetables.
  14. Bake in over for 40 minutes until hot and bubbly.
  15. Evenly place chow mein noodles over casserole and bake an additional 10 minutes.
  16. Serve with freshly steamed rice and soy sauce to pass.


Most Helpful

I liked this ! Very good and easy too ! I loved the pea pods , and the ground chuck I used was nicely flavored from the soy sauce ! Easy meal for the family ! Thanks !

Theresa P October 10, 2003

We liked this but no one really loved it. It was something different and had a good taste but no one was crazy about the chow mein noodles on top. We also thought it needed salt and pepper. I'm sure it was just my family's taste, it is a good recipe just not a favorite of my family. I followed the recipe exactly as written.

bmcnichol January 30, 2008

Michelle, This was very tasty. We love mushrooms, so I did add those in. Will make this often. Keep bringing those good recipes on. Thanks

gwynn April 13, 2005

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