2 pounds crumbled and cooked ground beef, drained 1/2 cup sliced or diced onion 1 cup sliced celery 1 can sliced water chestnuts 1 can mushrooms 1/2 cup rice 3 cups water 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup beef stock or broth 1 tablespoon brown sugar salt and pepper, to taste 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon water chowmein noodles
In crockpot, combine all ingredients from beef to brown sugar and stir until incorporated. Do not put all the water in, just enough to barely cover the ingredients (rice will absorb water as it cooks). Cook on low.
After 4-6 hrs mix in 1-2 cups more water until mixture is somewhat runny. Add the cornstarch/water mix and turn on high for about 20 minutes or so. Serve over chow mein noodles.