Chop suey is often made with bamboo shoots and water chestnuts--add them to this recipe if you wish. Serve with: Udon noodles. Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2010

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Combine broth, soy sauce, molasses and pepper in a medium bowl. Transfer 2 tablespoons of the mixture to a small bowl; stir in cornstarch until combined. Set aside.

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  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add pork and cook, stirring frequently, until most of the pink is gone, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

  • Increase heat to medium-high. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, onion, bell pepper, sprouts and ginger and cook for 3 minutes. Pour in the broth mixture and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring, for 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium; add the reserved cornstarch mixture and pork (and any accumulated juice) and cook, stirring, until slightly thickened, about 1 minute.

Tips

Note: Mung bean sprouts (germinated mung beans), often simply labeled “bean sprouts,” are white with a light yellow tip and are thicker than more common alfalfa sprouts.

People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition Facts

279 calories; 9.8 g total fat; 74 mg cholesterol; 611 mg sodium. 20.6 g carbohydrates; 28.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (31)

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31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 2 stars
08/05/2017
Didn't look like picture at all followed recipe except used reg soy sauce and reg chicken broth. No Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/08/2015
A Winner My whole family enjoyed this recipe. I used chicken instead of pork. I didn't have low sodium soy sauce so I used regular soy sauce and unsalted chicken broth. It was plenty salty. The sauce is a good base for other stir fries. Next time I will try broccoli instead of bean sprouts (kids were a little leary of the bean sprouts). Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2014
Awesome Dish that can be altere to taste! This dish can be made more spicy with crushed red pepper or cayenne. Needed more ginger to really accent the sauce. Pros: Enough Sauce to add with rice! Cons: Needs more ginger and a little more spice. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/21/2014
Pretty Tasty The trick is not use any of the sodium reduced broth and soy sauce. I made this mistake the first time I made this recipe and it was bland and we had to add salt after cooking and that is not healthy. Next time no sodium reduced anything and it turned out just fine. One time I added a little chili oil and this gave it a nice kick. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
08/15/2013
Will never make it again Didn't have any taste to it. Trying to eating healthy and at the end of the night ended up eating canes. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2013
Pork Chop Suey This recipe is a biweekly recipe on our menu because it's flavorful filling and the pork was tender. Try this Pork Chop Suey recipe and you'll see what I mean. Awesome Pros: Flavorful tender filling Cons: None. I won't be altering this recipe any. My whole family loves it. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/02/2013
Very bland. Not a keeper for me. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
12/21/2012
Good but needs a pick-me-up While this was tasty I also found it somewhat on the bland side. I served with vermicelli and bean sprouts and totally forgot to even open the water chestnuts. I'll be trying it again but adding something to spruce it up a little. I did use chicken instead of pork as well. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
08/19/2012
Bland Bland and tasteless. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
08/19/2012
I found this to be very bland and tasteless. I will not make it again. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
05/15/2012
Bland Made this yesterday.... Had enough for 4 meals and found it to be quite bland in taste. This is obviously my opinion but it needed some sort of kick to flavour it up. I chose to add chilli flakes. Pros: Really healthy and good balance of carbs pro fat Cons: Taste Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/14/2012
Delicious! This is an easy recipe. Everyone in my family loved it. It has great flavor and relatively healthy. Pros: Fast tasty can change it however you want Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2012
Delicious! This was delicious! I added bamboo shoots and water chestnuts and it was tasty! I love the sauce! We served it with tortillas (we got the idea from the EatingWell Moo Shu Vegetables recipe) but I think next time we'll serve with rice because the sauce is just too delicious to waste! I love the Asian recipes on EatingWell and can't wait to try more!! Pros: Delicious Sauce easy to make Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I used pork tenderloin and left out the red pepper because one of us has an allergic reaction. Added some sliced mushrooms and served over Udon noodles as suggested. We enjoyed it very much and plan to do it again. This could be served over any number of other "starches" such as rice or other kinds of noodles. We think it is important to use fresh not canned bean sprouts and we had some very good ones for this trial. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Yum we loved this. Used recipe as is but added green beans and water chestnuts (b/c we had some) and a littel extra soy sauce....delicious flavor. Used chinese noodles it worked well everyone went back for more. Definately use fresh bean sprouts. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Had this tonight for dinner. It tasted great and was pretty easy to make. Made sure we had all fresh ingredients. Next time we make it we are cutting the canola oil in half - it just didn't seem like you needed that much. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This is an awesome dish fast to make and fairly inexpensive considering the quality of ingredients. I only buy organic food and picked up everything at whole foods for a reasonable price. With most Eating Well recipes I find myself doubling the sauce I did that here and it was excellent (double the sauce!) I also doubled the red bell pepper as the meat to vegetable ratio seemed a little high (double the red bell pepper!). We thought it could use some spicy whole red dried chiles and will try that next time (spice it up!) My boyfriend is not a big fan of pork due to farming practices but since I bought nice organic small farm pork he loved the dish. Served over udon noodles for him rice noodles for me (gluten problem) I think I will do rice for me next time to try it out. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This was pretty good. I needs a little more spice so I added some black and red pepper and an extra splash of soy sauce. I definitely recommend this. I'm sure there's a lot you can add to it to make it even more delicious. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Absolutely delicious!!!!!!!!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I thoroughly enjoyed this meal as did the rest of my family (even the picky eaters!). It was quick and easy to throw together and bright vibrant flavors. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Delicious! I doubled the sauce and used it with chicken since that's what I had. I couldn't find mung bean sprouts so I added 1 can of water chestnuts. I used rice noodles. The flavor of the sauce is wonderful and would be great on many other things- the pork shrimp etc. Will make again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Tried this last night and it was as everyone else has commented: VERY GOOD! This recipe is a definate keeper. We too added a little bit more spice to it by using Chinese Chili Garlic sauce. Can't wait to try this recipe again using chicken. And definately try to use fresh mung bean sprouts..... you won't be dissappointed! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This was amazing!!! We didn't use the molasses water chesnuts or bamboo shoots but it was still delicious. I was told "resturaunt quality" and "let's make this again". The udon noodles really pulled it together and they were easy to find in the "International" section in my local grocery store. Definetly use fresh bean sprouts and pork tenderloin not pork chops. At the store they didn't have a pound of the tenderloin so just ask your butcher to cut you some they'll even cut it into 1/4 in slices. LOVE the meal! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This dish is very very good. I was skeptical because I tasted the broth soy sauce and molasses mixture before I added it to the pan and it was bitter. But after cooking it was delicious. I sprinkled some sesame seeds on top before serving. I served mine with plain spaghetti noodles because I ran out of udon. I did not use water chestnuts or bean sprouts. This tastes just like Chinese take-out but SO much healthier! Thanks Eating Well! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
easy and delicious Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
This recipe hit the list of favorites to do over. This time I will add fresh vegtables from my garden which includes the population explosion of zucchini. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Easy good recipe but I spiced it up a bit more to get a little more flavor from it. A little hot pepper and a touch more soy sauce this will be a do over in our house! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Fantastic quick and easy Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
tasty quick easy to modify Very easy and tasty. I changed a lot of the vegetables depending on what was available locally adding red cabbage frozen snow peas and a little bok choy. Very vegetable rich with some meat protein (appreciate by the boyfriend) and served over buckwheat noodles. Also added about a teaspoon of chili garlic sauce for spice. Could substitute chicken or beef too! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Great weeknight dinner I made this for dinner one night and I loved it! It was so easy to cook and prepare (even though there are many ingredients). It has such a great flavor! I served it over brown rice. Pros: easy to cook full of vegetables and high protein Read More
Rating: 2 stars
10/29/2011
Flavor lacking I don't eat noodles so added snow peas straw mushrooms along with the water chestnuts onion red pepper and bamboo shoots. The flavor is bland with only molasses and ginger to flavor it. I might try 5-spice powder next time. Pros: Good fiber with added vegetables. Cons: Ginger soy sauce and molasses don't quite add enough flavor Read More