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Mary's Chop Suey

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"A family favorite from 1931, Mary gives us an updated version"

Serves 4-6 servings | Prep Time 25 minutes | Cook Time 80 minutes

Why I Love This Recipe

Is a dish in American Chinese cuisine and other forms of overseas Chinese cuisine, consisting of meat (often chicken, fish, beef, shrimp, or pork) and eggs, cooked quickly with vegetables such as bean sprouts, cabbage, and celery and bound in a starch-thickened sauce. It is typically served with rice but can become the Chinese-American form of chow mein with the addition of stir-fried noodles.

Ingredients You'll Need

1 1/2 lb of lean pork cubed
1 1/2 cup chicken broth
2 cups sliced celery
1 can sliced or diced water chestnuts
1 can bean sprouts (optional)
2 Tbsp soy or Tamari sauce
3 Tbsp cornstarch mixed with same amount of water
Sliced sauteed mushrooms, if desired


Brown meat in oiled skilled over medium heat

Add celery, broth, and soy/tamari and simmer one hour, adding more broth if necessary

Mix cornstarch and water and stir in until it thickens

Add water chestnuts, bean sprouts and mushrooms and continue to simmer until all ingredients are warm

Pairs Well With

Serve over rice and garnish with rice noodles

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