Chinese Hamburger Hash

"This is a recipe my Mom made when I was growing up and which my family enjoys now. It is quick to make and by throwing together a salad you have a full meal."
photo by Tona C. photo by Tona C.
photo by Tona C.
Ready In:
1hr 35mins


  • 1 12 lbs hamburger
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 14 cups warm water
  • 12 cup rice, uncooked
  • 14 cup soy sauce
  • 14 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (3 ounce) can crisp chow mein noodles


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • In large skillet brown hamburger. Remove hamburger to a plate with paper towels to remove most of grease.
  • In same pan saute onions and celery until onions become transparent. Return Hamburger to pan.
  • Add soups and water to pan.
  • Stir in Uncooked rice, soy sauce and pepper.
  • Put in greased 8x11 covered casserole.
  • Bake 1 hour at 350. Uncover and sprinkle Chow Mein Noodles over top and finish baking 15 minute
  • Note: Can us 1 1/4 Cup Minute Rice But shorten cooking time to 30 to 40 minute.

Questions & Replies

Got a question? Share it with the community!


  1. We add frozen vegetables to this before putting it in the oven, either corn or peas, it gives it another texture
  2. Yummmy! I have never had this, thought it sounded interesting. Went together super fast because I had pre-cooked frozen ground beef I had thawed out, and I keep chopped onion and celery in the fridge. I heated the meat in the microwave, cooked the vegetables, boiled my water in the microwave and stirred everything together thoroughly in a large bowl prior to putting it in the pan. It was AWESOME and I ate way tooooo much! I would eat this every week if I could!
  3. Due to snow all afternoon, we didn't want to go to the grocery store. Instead, I raided the pantry and found all the ingredients to make Chinese Hamburger Hash. It was the perfect choice -- everybody in the family loved it. I added 2 cans of drained water chestnuts and reduced the soy sauce to 1/3 of a cup. Didn't have any celery, so I used some celery salt. This one's a keeper -- it will be made over and over again.
  4. My mother made this, too! And I had lost the recipe. I agree with the reviewer about using less soy. I remember my mother's being good but on the salty side. Like the green pepper idea.


I am a full time Wife & Mother and wouldn't have it any other way! I don't spend as much time cooking as I once did because of health reasons. So am always looking for quick and easy recipes that don't scimp on flavor. My other passion is making Bobbin Lace.
View Full Profile

Find More Recipes