Shaw’s Chop Suey

2 onions
2 cups celery
2 cups diced meat (chicken, beef, pork — whatever you have!)
2 cups water
3 Tbs. soy sauce
2 Tbs. molasses
Bean sprouts
3 Tbs corn starch dissolved in cold water

Brown onions & celery in 1 Tbs oil. Add meat, water, soy sauce, and molasses and simmer 15 minutes. Add bean sprouts. Heat and stir in corn starch. Cook until thick. Serve over rice.

This recipe is one of only a few that was passed down from my Grandma Shaw. She passed away before I was born, but if the rest of her cooking was anything like this recipe, she was a good cook. This is just the basic recipe, but pretty much any vegetable can be added – mushrooms, water chestnuts, snow peas, carrots, broccoli – would all be delicious.


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