By Gwen Sargeant on March 01, 2004
"Mom made this when I was growing up and a favorite among the seven of us. Mom would make it in a deep cast iron frying pan. She would have dad get his serving out and then the rest of us could eat, otherwise dad wouldn't get any. I will suggest something that you may think ewwwww....but try it. Serve this dish with celery stuffed with peanut butter. It is EXCELLENT."
Serving Size: 1 (167 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"I have always made my chop suey, as my Mother did, out of the cans! Never again. I loved this recipe and will use it over and over. I added garlic, sliced broccoli stems, water chestnuts and chopped peppers. The sugar and salt were omitted and the soy sauce was increased to 2T. I like soy! I'm sure this is much healthier than using the canned veggies so thanks for a great and healthy version."
"This was my grandma's recipe! I have been trying to find it for so many years and this is it, I just can't thank you enough, you took me back to her kitchen with this delicious meal. The ONLY change was I added drained water chestnuts and drained sliced mushrooms, just like grandma used to. Served over rice and topped with chow mein noodles. Thank you so very much for this recipe."
"Great weeknight treat. I added a touch of garlic and water chestnuts. Next time we will double the veggies. I loved that there was plenty of sauce and also the crunch of the celery. This would work well with chicken too! Good recipe !"
"this was good it was good with napa cabbage"
"This is a recipe similar to the one my father gave me that he used to cook in the Army. We also add chopped cabbage and water chestnuts to it. My family enjoys the too."
"Made this today for dinner when I came home at noon. It is delicious! Not only is it very simple to put together, but easy and cheap, using ingredients that most homes have on hand most of the time. My husband really enjoyed it. I followed the recipe exactly, taking time to brown the meat very well, and adding a bit of garlic granules for an extra zip. I served it with my homemade fried rice. This recipe is truly a testimony to the fact that sometimes the simplest things in life are the best! Thanks Gwen for a great recipe I KNOW I will repeat many times. It is standard in our home now. :-)"