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Hamburger Chop Suey

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

6 servings

Fast, hearty and colorful, this chop suey uses up those summer garden peppers and spinach. And if you happen to have a nice stand of pea pods, they’d be delicious thrown into the mix. Happy eating! —Beth Pisula, Freeport, Illinois
Hamburger Chop Suey Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium beef bouillon granules
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • CHOP SUEY:
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 2 celery ribs, sliced
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium green pepper, sliced
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 can (14 ounces) bean sprouts, drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, torn
  • 3 cups hot cooked rice

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, ginger and bouillon; stir in water and soy sauce until blended. Set aside.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet or wok, stir-fry the beef, celery, mushrooms, peppers and onion until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are tender. Drain. Stir in the bean sprouts, water chestnuts and spinach.
  3. Stir reserved sauce mixture; add to the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with rice.

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