I'm not sure how my mom is going to feel about this post but Hamburger Chow Mein was a staple in our house. It is not the fanciest of fare but boy is it tasty!
My mom made dinner for my brother, dad and I every.single.night. I mean that, on the super, super rare occasion she would pick up "Slick Chick" aka Kentucky Fried Chicken. Nuggets, biscuits and cole slaw. Don't get me started on their cole slaw--obsessed. But that was maybe twice a year. Every other night my working mom made sure that we were gathered around the table.
Now, as a married woman, I really enjoy doing the same for my family. Mr. Schwartz and I have a homemade dinner every night or leftovers from the night before. I really like knowing what is in our food and umm yeah, saving tons of cash by making it myself.
This dinner is perfect for a week night, super quick and easy. What are your favorite go-to's for week night dinners?
Musical Selection: What I got (Sublime Cover) by: Shannon Campbell because I like it.
Hamburger Chow Mein
1/2 medium onion, chopped
drizzle of canola oil
1 lb ground beef
2 1/2 cups beef broth
2 tablespoons soy sauce (we like the low sodium)
1/2 cups cold, cold water
2 tablespoons corn starch
1 red pepper, chopped
1 14 oz can chop suey vegetables, drained
Rice, for serving
Crispy noodles, for serving
Start by drizzling canola oil in a large skillet on medium high heat, add the chopped onion and let it cook for about 3 minutes. Add the ground beef and chop and brown it until it is no longer pink.
Add the beef broth and soy sauce. Let it simmer for about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine the cold water and cornstarch. Slowly pour it into the meat and beef broth while stirring.
Add the chopped red pepper and vegetables, stir. Heat through.
Serve on a bed of rice with crispy noodles if you wish.
Recipe by: my Momma and slightly adapted by me.