Food Storage Recipes: Chow Mein Casserole

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This recipe is a classic around my house as it contains ingredients I always have on hand from my 3 Month Food Supply. It is quick, easy, and of course delicious! The original recipe is is included below, with my “food storage friendly” comments included in parentheses.

Chow Mein Casserole

1 lb hamburger, browned with 1/2 an onion chopped (I use freeze-dried ground beef and dehydrated onion flakes instead)
1/2 c. brown rice (white rice is great too)
2 cans cream of chicken soup (try the low-fat bean flour variety!)
1 ½ c. hot water (if using homemade cream of chicken, skip the water)
1/8 c. soy sauce
¼ tsp. ground pepper
½ can chow mein noodles (about 3 oz)

Preheat oven to 350º. Mix all ingredients together (except chow mein noodles). Bake in serving bowl covered with foil for 45 minutes. Take off cover. Pour 3 oz. (1/2 can) of chow mein noodles over top. Cook uncovered for 15 more minutes. Let set for 5-10 minutes after cooking.

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