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Loaded with veggies and meat and served on a bed of noodles, Chop Suey is a one-dish meal that's easy to make and delicious.

Chop Suey

Chop Suey is a quick Chinese-American stir-fry that comes together in about 15 minutes from ingredients that you probably already have in your fridge. With flavorful marinated strips of pork, crisp celery, snap peas, onions, carrots, and cabbage stir-fried with a savory sauce, it's an easy, balanced one-plate meal and I'm going to show you the best way to make it.
Course Entree
Cuisine Chinese-American
Keyword noodles, stir-fry
Level Beginner
Main Ingredient Noodles, Pork, Vegetable
Diet Dairy-Free, Low Sugar
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 720 kcal

Ingredients

for pork

  • 200 grams pork chop or your favorite protein
  • 1 tablespoon Shaoxing wine
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce or 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce for plant-based
  • 1 teaspoon potato starch

for sauce

  • 3/4 cup low-sodium chicken stock or vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce or 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce for plant-based
  • 2 teaspoons potato starch
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

for stir-fry

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 10 grams garlic ~2 medium cloves, minced
  • 8 grams fresh ginger 1/4-inch coin, peeled and minced
  • 70 grams celery ~1 rib, sliced at an angle
  • 70 grams onion ~1/2 small onions, sliced
  • 70 grams carrot ~ 1/2 carrot, julienned
  • 70 grams red bell pepper ~ 1/2 pepper, julienned
  • 140 grams cabbage ~2 leaves, chopped
  • 70 grams snap peas 10 snap peas, trimmed and sliced

for noodles

  • 400 grams fresh chow mein noodles boiled according to package directions

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil for the noodles. If you prefer serving this over rice, you can make rice instead. The Chop Suey takes about 8 minutes to cook, so be sure you time your noodles or rice so that it's done around the same time as the stir-fry.
  2. To prep the pork, cut it into 1/4-inch strips and add it to a bowl with the Shaoxing wine, oyster sauce, and potato starch to a bowl and stir well to combine.
  3. To prepare the sauce, add the chicken stock, oyster sauce, potato starch, white pepper, salt, and sesame oil to a bowl and whisk to combine.
  4. When your vegetables are all chopped and ready, heat a large frying pan over high heat.
  5. Add the vegetable oil to the pan with the garlic and ginger and fry until fragrant (about 20 seconds).
  6. Add the celery, onion, carrots, and bell peppers and stir-fry until the onions become translucent.
  7. Move the vegetables towards the edges of the pan to make room in the center and add the marinated pork. Press the pork out into a flat layer and let it brown on one side.
  8. Stir-fry the pork in the center of the pan until it's mostly cooked through. Then continue stir-frying it together with the vegetables.
  9. Add the cabbage and snap peas and stir-fry until the snap-peas are bright green.
  10. Give the sauce a stir and then add it to the pan. Boil the mixture until the sauce thickens. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
  11. Serve the Chop Suey over noodles or rice.
Nutrition Facts
Chop Suey
Amount Per Serving
Calories 720 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 1453mg61%
Potassium 671mg19%
Carbohydrates 109g36%
Fiber 11g44%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 5033IU101%
Vitamin C 66mg80%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.