mouthwatering chop suey surprise!

a recipe by
Maddy HELEINE
SHARON, PA

This delicious savory-sweet chop suey with surprise pasta is a hit at any family meal!

serves 4-6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Stir-Fry

Ingredients For mouthwatering chop suey surprise!

  • 1 1/2 lb
    boneless pork cubed
  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 c
    celery sliced diagonally
  • 1 lg
    sweet onion sliced thinly
  • 8 oz
    can water chestnuts drained
  • 16 oz
    canned bean sprouts drained or 8 oz canned baby corn drained
  • 8 oz
    can of bamboo shoots drained
  • 8 oz
    box of sliced baby bella mushrooms
  • 1/2 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 3/4 c
    soy sauce
  • 3/4 c
    chicken broth
  • 6 Tbsp
    water
  • 3 Tbsp
    corn starch
  • sugar
    to taste
  • 1 can
    crunchy chow mein noodles
  • 4 oz
    precooked spaghetti (one quarter box)

How To Make mouthwatering chop suey surprise!

  • 1
    Precook spaghetti and drain. Set aside in a covered Tupperware.
  • 2
    Add one tablespoon of vegetable oil to a large fry pan. Fry up the pork cubes until browned. This will take 10-15 minutes. Remove the pork and juices from pan and set aside.
  • 3
    Add one tablespoon of vegetable oil to hot pan. Add the celery, onions and red pepper flakes to the pan. Saute for about 10 minutes until the mushrooms and softened.
  • 4
    Stir in the chicken broth, bamboo shoots, bean sprouts (or baby corn if you used that instead), and water chestnuts to the pan, and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  • 5
    Stir the soy sauce and the previously browned pork to the pan. Add a lid to the pan and simmer for another 10 minutes.
  • 6
    Mix the water and cornstarch together in a small bowl until smooth. Slowly add this mixture to the cooking pan and stir until the sauce begins to thicken.
  • 7
    Slowly stir in small amounts of artificial sweetener or sugar to the thickened sauce until it has a slightly sweet taste.
  • 8
    Add the pre-cooked spaghetti noodles to the pan and stir well.
  • 9
    Serve over crunchy canned Chinese noodles.

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