One of my favorite recipes is my Grandmother's take on Chop Suey. It was a simple, inexpensive meal that doesn't take a lot of time or ingredients to make. It's only about 150 calories per serving (about 1 cup)
Hope someone enjoys this as much as I have.
1lb Chicken or Pork Loin (cubed in 1/2 - 1 inch pieces)
1 bunch Celery (cut into 1/4 - 1/2 inch pieces)
2 cans Bean Sprouts
1 can Sliced Water Chestnuts (optional - Grandma didn't use these, but I like the crunch!)
8 cups of water
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp cooking oil
In a large soup pot, add the oil and brown the meat, then add the soy sauce, 8 cups of water and the celery. Bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 1/2 hour. Add the bean sprouts and water chestnuts. Cover and simmer for another 1/2 an hour. At the end, thicken the broth with corn starch or flour mixed with cold water. (I use about 2 tbsp of flour to 1/2 cup water to make a slurry.) It doesn't thicken the broth too much - it still has the consistancy of soup.
Serve it over 1/2 cup of brown rice and top with crunchy chow mein noodles. (Careful with the noodles though, they're pretty high in calories for the serving size. Leave off altogether if you want, but I like the added crunch) Add a few more sprinkles of soy sauce to taste.
| Pounds lost: 4.0