Hamburger Chow Mein


2 lbs 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 (or so) rice
2-4 cups water
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup beef stock or broth
1 tbls brown sugar
Salt/Pepper to taste
1 tbls.cornstarch mixed with 1 tbls. water
chowmein noodles

In crockpot put 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. Serves 4-6