Ground Beef Chinese Casserole

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Like grandma used to make! Serve over or beside a bed of rice.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of celery soup
  • 1 (8 ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • ¾ cup water
  • ⅔ cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • ½ cup sliced mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (5 ounce) can chow mein noodles


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease.

Stir beef, mushroom soup, celery soup, water chestnuts, celery, water, Monterey Jack cheese, almonds, mushrooms, soy sauce, and black pepper together in the prepared baking dish. Cover dish with aluminum foil.

Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes. Remove aluminum foil and sprinkle chow mein noodles over the top of the casserole. Continue baking until the casserole browns around the edges, about 30 minutes more.

Preparation time: 10 mins
Cook time: 1 hr 20 mins
Total time: 1 hr 30 mins
Servings: 6 – Yield: 6 servings



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