I can’t believe it’s taken me all this time to do this recipe. Chop Suey was a FAVORITE food in my house growing up. I’d be stoked whenever I came home from school and my gramma had it simmering on the stove. It’s the perfect fall food, all warm and delicious.
2 lbs pork
1 cup chopped onions
2 1/2 cup celery, cut up
3 tbsp soy sauce
2 cup water
1-5oz can sliced water chestnuts
2 tbsp cornstarch
1/4 cup water
Bean sprouts (optional)
Snow peas (optional)
Salt & pepper to taste
Chop the celery into bite sized pieces.
Slice onions lengthwise.
Cube pork. Warm a pan with oil, then brown pork in the pan.
Once the pork is brown, add chopped onions, celery, soy sauce, water chestnuts and two cups of water. Simmer covered for 45 minutes.
If you want to add snow peas and bean sprouts, do it now. I just added a handful of each. Then simmer for another ten minutes.
My gram always added cornstarch to thicken the sauce a bit. Mix together 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and 1/4 cup of water, then add it to the chop suey. Mix it up, then simmer another five minutes.
Mmmm, chop suey.
Chop suey is best if eaten with rice or noodles, or you can eat it with a shovel, like I did when I was a kid.
Mike and Annie were very excited to try it.
My two lefties…
Mike LOVED it. And …the important thing is that Annie tried it. It just left more for me and Mike!
- 2 lbs pork
- 1 cup chopped onions
- 2½ cup celery, cut up
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 cup water
- 1-5oz can sliced water chestnuts
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- ¼ cup water
- Bean sprouts (optional)
- Snow peas (optional)
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Chop the celery into bite sized pieces and slice onions lengthwise.
- Cube pork. Warm a pan with oil, then brown pork in the pan.
- OPTIONAL add a handful of snow peas and bean sprouts, simmer for another ten minutes.
- Mix together 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and ¼ cup of water, then add it to the chop suey. Simmer another five minutes.
- Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with rice or noodles