Mom's Chop Suey

Recipe from Mama Fosen


  • 3 lbs beef (1 inch pieces)
  • 4 stalks of celery (diced)
  • 2 tbsp “Bead” molasses
  • 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • Soy sauce to taste
  • 2 cans bean sprouts
  • 2 cans sliced water chestnuts
  • 2-3 small onions diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • White rice
  • Rice noodles
  • For Grandma Mary Lou, who fed and raised three wild girls who can now pass this recipe along to their growing kids.

    P.S. she is still alive — greyscale is just more aesthetically pleasing.


    Roll beef heavily in flour and then brown them in butter in a large stock pot. Add 1 cup of water, Worcester sauce and molasses to the meat and cook for 30 min. Then, add the rest of the ingredients. Simmer for several hours. After cooking for 2-3 hours, take one cup of broth from the pot and add cornstarch, then slowly add back to the pot to thicken. Serve over white rice and garnish with rice noodles. Enjoy!