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Ground Beef Chow Mein Casserole

Ground Beef Chow Mein Casserole

Ground Beef Chow Mein casserole is a popular classic Midwestern hot dish combining ground beef, rice, creamy soup, and seasonings, that is topped with Chow Mein noodles. It is easy to put together and a perfect comfort food to add to your dinner rotation for the family.
Course Casserole, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 374kcal


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 10.5 oz cream of chicken soup
  • 10.5 oz cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 8 oz water chestnuts drained
  • 1 cup rice uncooked
  • 1 ½ cup water
  • 3 tbs soy sauce
  • 5 oz chow mein noodles


  • Cook 1 lb of ground beef. Drain any excess grease. 
  • In a mixing bowl, mix ground beef, 10.5 oz cream of chicken soup, 10.5 oz cream of chicken mushroom soup,1 diced onion, 1 cup chopped celery, 8 oz chopped water chestnuts (drained), 1 cup uncooked rice, 1 ½ cup water, and 3 tbs soy sauce. 
  • Add mixture to a greased 9×13 baking dish.
  • Cover with tinfoil and bake at 350 for 1 ½ hours. 
  • Remove from oven and remove tinfoil.
  • Top with Chow Mein noodles and bake uncovered an additional 10 minutes.



Note: The soy sauce seasons this dish with a light flavor. If you want a more intense flavor, you can add a table spoon or two more. I prefer to cook it as it as-is and allow each person to add a little more if they wish once served.
NoteYou can also add a can of La Choy chop suey vegetables for additional veggies. Just drain the liquid and add to the casserole with the other ingredients when you bake it.


Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 1067mg | Potassium: 345mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 124IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 3mg