March 20, 2016

Chinese Noodle Hamburger Casserole

This casserole is a cinch to throw together.  All you do is cook some ground beef and onion, stir in a few other ingredients, bake, stir in some chow mein noodles, bake a little longer and serve.   It tastes great and it's a good basic recipe, because it's great as is, but would also be good with so many different add-ins, such as . . . a little Cheddar cheese, celery, green bell pepper, corn and so on.   

I am glad to have another recipe to use chow mein noodles in.  I buy them when I make Hawaiian Haystacks and then don't know what to do with the rest.  Although, sometimes I do like to eat them plain, I still never seem to use up the whole package.  They soften up when baked and give a great texture to the casserole, but I like to garnish with a few crunchy noodles on top too.  

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Chinese Noodle Hamburger Casserole
adapted from: Mom's Best Recipes
3/4 Lb. lean ground beef
1 c. chopped onion
salt and pepper
1 (10.75 oz.) can cream of mushroom soup
1 (10.75 oz.) can cream of chicken soup
1 1/2 c. water
1 Tbl. reduced sodium soy sauce
1/2 c. uncooked long-grain rice
1 c. frozen peas
1 c. crunchy chow mein noodles

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cook ground beef and onion in a large skillet over medium heat until beef is almost cooked through (it will finish cooking in the oven).  Season with a little salt and pepper and add the cream of mushroom soup, cream of chicken soup, water, soy sauce, rice and peas.  Stir until well combined.  Pour into a greased 9x13-inch baking dish and cover tightly with foil.

Bake for 30 minutes; uncover and cook 30 additional minutes (save the foil).  Remove from oven and stir in chow mein noodles, cover with foil, and continue baking for another 15 minutes.  Serves: 4-6.  

Jenn's Notes: I used 98% fat-free soups.


  1. Such a quick and easy recipe. Perfect for busy days. Thanks for sharing. Pinned.

  2. WOW! This looks SO good. I love chow mein noodles. I never thought to put them in other things other than Won Ton soup!