Chop suey is often made with bamboo shoots and water chestnuts--add them to this recipe if you wish. Serve with: Udon noodles.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2010


Recipe Summary

30 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.


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; protein 28.2g; carbohydrates 20.6g; dietary fiber 2.7g; sugars 12.7g; fat 9.8g; saturated fat 1.4g; cholesterol 73.7mg; vitamin a iu 949.2IU; vitamin c 50.6mg; folate 68.5mcg; calcium 77.2mg; iron 3.7mg; magnesium 59mg; potassium 942.4mg; sodium 611.2mg; thiamin 1.2mg; added sugar 7g.

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: 5 stars
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: 2 stars
Bland Bland and tasteless. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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
Rating: 3 stars
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
Very bland. Not a keeper for me. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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: 1 stars
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
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
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