This is seriously a very easy dish to make. In true Nonni form, there are no exact measurements for anything - it's all dependent on what you like. But I tried to write everything down, and I can't wait to share it with you!
Nonni's Chow Mein
- Sliced Onion (about 2-3, depending on the size)
- Largely chopped celery (as much as you want, we probably used about a whole head)
- 1 lb Lean Ground Beef
- 1 can bean sprouts, drained
- 1 can mixed Chinese vegetables (or just a can of water chestnuts), drained
- Black Pepper
- Soy Sauce
The Method to Nonni's Madness
- Put the ground hamburger into a pan with a little bit of oil and break it up. You don't want the mean to get overly browned - just so it's not pink anymore.
- Add in the onion, and mix together and cook until the onions are translucent, about 10 minutes
- Add in the chopped celery, and cook for another 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until the celery is softened.
- Add in the bean sprouts and vegetables, and black pepper. Don't add in the sprouts until close to the end, because they really only need to heat up.
- Mix together a little bit of water, a heaping tablespoon of cornstarch, and the soy sauce and add this into the pot. This helps everything thicken up a bit.
- Cover and simmer on low for about 10 minutes. Taste it, and add salt if needed.
Serve the Chow Mein with either white rice, or the Chinese Crunch Noodles.