Chop Suey


This chop suey is fast and easy to make. My mother always made this recipe; we love it as-is, but you can substitute a can of Chinese mixed vegetables for the bean sprouts if you want more color and texture. If desired, serve over hot rice and top with chow mein noodles and soy sauce.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • ¼ cup shortening

  • 1 ½ cups diced pork loin

  • 1 cup diced onion

  • 1 cup diced celery

  • 1 cup hot water

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can bean sprouts, drained and rinsed

  • cup cold water

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar


  1. Heat shortening in a large, deep skillet over medium-high meat. Add pork and sear until it turns white. Add onion and sauté for 5 minutes.

  2. Stir in celery, hot water, salt, and pepper. Cover skillet and simmer for 5 minutes. Add sprouts and bring mixture to a boil.

  3. Combine cold water, cornstarch, soy sauce, and sugar in a small bowl. Add to skillet mixture and cook until thickened to desired consistency, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

270 Calories
18g Fat
12g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 270
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 22%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 803mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 21mg 106%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 331mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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