Now that I have all that out of the way... (I got on a little research tangent there just because I typed "Casserole" in the title of the post)... I have been so busy lately, and not feeling the greatest, so I have been counting on some of my quick and easy recipes. Some times you just don't have the energy to be in the kitchen. This recipe is like that for me. Brown the meat while the rice is cooking, throw it together, bake, done. You are ready for dinner!
Chow Mein Casserole
1 lb. ground pork ( ground chicken also works well)
1 6 oz. bag Chow Mein noodles (divided)
1 c. cashews (add more if you are like me and LOVE cashews)
1 pkt Chow Mein seasoning
1 28 oz can Chow Mein vegetables
2 c. cooked white rice
Preheat oven to 350. Prepare rice. Brown meat, drain. Prepare seasoning, following directions on packet. Add meat and vegetables to seasoning mixture. Bring to boil, and cook for 10 minutes.
In small roasting pan, layer as follows: Meat Mixture, 3/4 bag of noodles, rice, and cashews. Cover with foil, and bake for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and mix ingredients thoroughly. Serve with soy sauce, and reserved Chow Mein noodles.
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