This Beef Chop Suey recipe is a homemade version of a popular takeout dish. It is a tasty stir fry loaded with a variety of crispy vegetables and tender beef. The sauce is both sweet and savory with a little heat from the red pepper flakes.
- 1 1/2 pounds top sirloin steak, sliced into thin strips *
- 2 -3 tablespoons arrowroot powder or cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons oil, canola, vegetable or sesame
- 3 stalks scallions, chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 2 cups broccoli slaw*
- 2 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
- 1 6 ounce can bean sprouts, drained
- 1 12 ounce can water chestnuts, drained
- 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Oyster sauce or Hoisin sauce
- 2 tablespoons sugar or sugar substitute
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1/3 cup soy sauce, low sodium
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- Whisk the sauce ingredients together in a large bowl. Set aside.
- Place steak in large bowl with the arrowroot powder or cornstarch. Stir to cover steak.
- Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet or wok on medium high heat.
- Carefully place beef in skillet and cook the beef for about 5 minutes until golden brown. Test the meat with an internal thermometer. It should register at least 130°F. Remove to a plate.
- Cook red peppers for 2 minutes then add the broccoli slaw and scallions, stirring about 3 minutes. Add a few teaspoons more oil if vegetables start to stick to the pan. Then stir in the water chestnuts, garlic and bean sprouts. Cook for another 2 minutes.
- Whisk sauce again before adding to pan. Cook over medium heat and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 1-2 minutes.
- Add beef and vegetables back to pan and stir to combine with the sauce. Stir for a minute to thicken the sauce.
- Serve over white or brown rice, cauliflower rice or rice noodles.
* You can also use flank steak, skirt steak, beef chuck steak or sirloin tip.
*Instead of broccoli slaw, use 3 cup of broccoli florets, cut into medium size pieces.
*Taste the sauce before adding to the skillet. Add more soy sauce, sugar or red pepper flakes as you prefer.
*Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for 3-4 days. Freeze for up to 3 months. Defrost overnight in the refrigerator. Reheat in the microwave for 2-3 minutes until hot. Or reheat in a pan on the stovetop for 2-3 minutes until hot.
Keywords: stir fry, chop suey, sirloin beef, quick dinner