Chinese Chop Suey
I love the flavor of ethnic foods, but our family budget doesn't always allow for splurging. Here is one of my favorite inexpensive homemade Chinese food dishes. Chinese Chop Suey is the quintessential comfort dish - pork and vegetables cooked in a flavorful sauce.
- 1 large onion, peeled,
- 2-3 stalks of celery, washed, sliced thin
- 1 lb pork (or chicken), sliced thin across the grain
- 2-3 T. Olive Oil
- 2-3 T. Soy Sauce
- 1-2 tsp Corn Starch
- 1 Lg can Bean Sprouts, undrained
- Chinese 5 Spice Seasoning, (optional)
|| Heat Oil in large skillet or wok until hot, add sliced vegetables.
|| Saute Vegetables for 5 minutes, uncovered. Make a well in the center, add raw pork or chicken, stirring occasionally until browned and cooked through.
|| Add Soy Sauce, undrained bean sprouts and 1 tsp of Chinese 5 spice powder (optional). Reduce heat, simmer 5-7 minutes until flavors have mingled. If you'd prefer a thicker sauce, dissolve 2 tsps of cornstarch in 1 T of COLD soy sauce, pour into mix, simmer.
|| Serve over a bed of steamed rice, if desired. Generally we prefer to serve this over Steamed Jasmine Rice, as seen here.
This recipe is also great to use up leftover chicken or grilled pork, but reduce cooking time to prevent toughness in the meat.