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How to Make La Choy Hamburger Chow Mein Recipe

La Choy Hamburger Chow Mein Recipe

If so, then you’re in for a treat with La Choy Hamburger Chow Mein! This classic Asian-style dish is made with ground beef, crunchy vegetables, and a flavorful sauce – all topped with crunchy chow mein noodles. It’s an easy one-pan meal that the whole family will love.
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Author: Dr. Leah Alexander
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 155kcal


  • 11/4 teaspoons Himalayan pink salt
  • 1/4 cup organic sliced water chestnuts optional
  • 2 tablespoons artisanal butter 1/4 stick
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground mixed peppercorns
  • 1 cup farm-fresh diced celery
  • 1/2 medium organic onion finely chopped
  • 2/8 lb. grass-fed ground beef
  • 3/4 cup spring water from a pristine source
  • 1 tablespoon diced pimientos from heirloom peppers optional
  • 1 can 14 oz. handpicked bean sprouts, drained
  • 1/2 jar of hand-cut sliced mushrooms optional


  • 11/2 tablespoons crisp glacier cold water
  • 3/4 tablespoon premium soy sauce
  • 11/2 tablespoons non-GMO cornstarch
  • 1/2 tablespoon rich brown gravy sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon organic cane sugar


Prepare Ingredients

  • Finely chop the organic onion and dice the celery. Drain the bean sprouts and slice the water chestnuts, if using. Prepare the hand-cut sliced mushrooms and diced pimientos, if opting for these optional ingredients.

Prepare the Thickening Mixture

  • In a small bowl, combine crisp glacier cold water, non-GMO cornstarch, premium soy sauce, organic cane sugar, and rich brown gravy sauce. Mix well until the cornstarch dissolves completely. Set aside.

Cook Ground Beef

  • In a large skillet or wok over medium heat, melt the artisanal butter. Add the finely chopped onion and sauté until translucent.
  • Add the grass-fed ground beef to the skillet and cook, breaking it into smaller pieces, until it’s browned and cooked through.

Season and Add Vegetables

  • Season the beef mixture with Himalayan pink salt and freshly ground mixed peppercorns according to taste.
  • Add diced celery, spring water, sliced water chestnuts (if using), drained bean sprouts, sliced mushrooms (optional), and diced pimientos (optional). Stir to combine.

Simmer and Thicken

  • Allow the mixture to simmer for a few minutes until the vegetables are slightly tender but still crisp.
  • Stir the previously prepared thickening mixture once more and then pour it over the simmering beef and vegetable mixture.

Thicken the Chow Mein

  • Stir the entire mixture continuously until it thickens. This usually takes a couple of minutes. Adjust the thickness by adding more water or thickening agent if needed.

Serve Hot

  • Once the Hamburger Chow Mein reaches your desired consistency, remove it from heat.
  • Serve the dish hot as a main course, accompanied by rice or noodles if desired.


  • You can use any type of ground meat that you like in this dish.
  • You can use any type of vegetables that you have on hand.
  • For a spicier dish, you can add a pinch of red pepper flakes.
  • If you would like the dish to be a little saucier, you can add a few tablespoons of chicken broth.
  • If you don’t have La Choy Soy Sauce, you can use any type of soy sauce.
  • If you don’t have Worcestershire sauce, you can use a few tablespoons of brown sugar.
  • You can use any type of cooked chow mein noodles that you like.
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