American Chop Suey (1958)

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Chocolatl

This is actually chop suey, not the macaroni casserole that is called American chop suey in some places. Adapted from Good Housekeeping's Hamburger and Hot Dog Book. Serve over rice.

Top Review by Lorac

Awesome! This is the original recipe that I haven't seen in any Chinese restauarant for more than 40 years. So easy to make and DH had 3 helpings. Thanks for this recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain mushrooms and reserve about 1/4 cup of juice.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet.
  3. Add beef, onion and celery, and saute until lightly browned.
  4. Add bean sprouts, consomme and mushrooms.
  5. Mix cornstarch with reserved mushroom liquid until smooth.
  6. Stir into beef mixture.
  7. Cook, stirring, for 10 minutes.
  8. Stir in soy sauce.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a