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Pork Chow Mein

Thom Hackett

Servings: 8

Chow Mein

This is a wonderfully tasty oriental dish.  Chicken can easily be substituted for the pork, veal, and beef.  Just substitute 2 cups of diced cooked chicken.  Don't brown the chicken, add and heat through just before adding the cornstarch.


pound lean pork, diced
pound veal, diced
pound lean boneless beef, diced
2 tablespoons peanut oil
6 tablespoons soy sauce
1 cup water
1 bunch large celery stalk, cut in " pieces
1 small red onion, chopped
2 tablespoons cornstarch
cup water
1 (10 oz. can) sliced water chestnuts
2 cups mung bean sprouts
2 ounce canned mushroom

Cooking Method

Brown meats in hot oil.

  1. Add soy sauce and 1 cup of water

  2. Simmer 2 minutes. 

  3. Add celery and onion

  4. Simmer 1 hours.

Blend cornstarch and cup water.

  1. Stir into meat mixture. 

  2. Add chestnuts, bean sprouts, and mushrooms; heat through. 

  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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