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

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

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  • 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.

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Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

487.7 calories; 23.7 g protein; 29 g carbohydrates; 66.5 mg cholesterol; 1368.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2015
A variation of this recipe has been in my family forever. Pure comfort food. You can vary the ingredients to suit your taste. We normally make it with french fried onions on top and bake rice in it using 2 cups of rice and 4 cups of broth. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/01/2017
Looks disgusting, but tastes good! I wouldn't serve it to anyone, but I definitely would eat it while alone on a Saturday night. Read More
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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2015
A variation of this recipe has been in my family forever. Pure comfort food. You can vary the ingredients to suit your taste. We normally make it with french fried onions on top and bake rice in it using 2 cups of rice and 4 cups of broth. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2015
A variation of this recipe has been in my family forever. Pure comfort food. You can vary the ingredients to suit your taste. We normally make it with french fried onions on top and bake rice in it using 2 cups of rice and 4 cups of broth. Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
08/01/2017
Looks disgusting, but tastes good! I wouldn't serve it to anyone, but I definitely would eat it while alone on a Saturday night. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2015
Totally American but a great grandma dish! I always leave out the cheese as I didn't grow up with it on the farm. It is what I crave when I am sick. Thanks for sharing! I didn't change anything else. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2019
Wow! This stuff is so good! It's the epitome of comfort food. It was so easy to make, too! I followed the recipe except for the nuts. Didn't have any and it really didn't need them. I'll be cooking this again! Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2016
I Love this old casserole my mom used to make. Sometimes I will add mushrooms and maybe some water chestnuts sliced. Just a little extra crunch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2018
Followed the suggestion of adding rice and broth. Also my chow mien noodles had gone stale, but I did have a extra can of french fried onions, substituted those for the topping. Hubs and littles loved it, only wish I would have doubled the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/25/2017
Very tasty dish. Only thing I changed was I added some chow mein noodles to sprinkle on top after serving. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/11/2018
Excellent Chinese comfort food! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2018
Wasn't real pretty but tasted really good. Hubby said its a keeper. Read More