Pork, Beef or Chicken Chop Suey

READY IN: 40mins


  • 4
    tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1
    tablespoon corn syrup or 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2
    2 cups cooked beef or 2 cups cooked chicken, cut into thin slices
  • 2
    tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1
    cup cold water (can use chicken broth also, make certain that it is cold or it will not mix with the cornstarch)
  • 4
    tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1
    onion, sliced
  • 2
    tablespoons minced fresh garlic (or to taste)
  • 1
    red bell pepper, seeded and sliced (can use green)
  • 3
    celery ribs, diced
  • 2
    cups canned mushroom slices, well drained
  • salt and pepper (I just use one or two cans for this)
  • green onion, finely chopped (optional)


  • In a large bowl combine soy sauce, corn syrup (or brown sugar) and mix together with the cooked meat; let stand for 30 minutes.
  • Mix/whisk the cornstarch with cold water (or COLD chicken broth) and set aside.
  • Heat the oil in a wok or large skillet until hot.
  • Add in onions slices; stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  • Add in garlic and sliced vegetables; stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  • Add in the meat mixture; stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  • Add in the cornstarch mixture; stir for 2 minutes.
  • Add in the bean sprouts and cook, stirring for about 2 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper, and
  • Add in more soy sauce if desired.
  • Transfer to a large bowl sprinkle with chopped green onions if desired.
  • Serve with rice.