Here’s a clipping from a magazine advertisement, date unknown. Recipe is typed below with a scanned copy of the clipping.
LA CHOY HAMBURGER CHOP SUEY
Imaginative dishes can be thrifty–easy to fix, too! For example, Hamburger Chop Suey. Just visit the Chinese Foods Section of your favorite store for rich La Choy Brown Gravy Sauce, piquant La Choy Soy Sauce…one can each La Choy Bean Sprouts and La Choy Fancy Mixed Chinese Vegetables. You’ll turn hamburger into something really special!
Brown 1 lb. hamburger and 1 med. onion, chopped, in 1/4 cup butter. Add 2 tsp. salt, dash pepper, 2 cups diced celery, 1 1/2 cups water. Bring to boil. Cover. Simmer 20 min. Add 1 can La Choy Fancy Mixed Chinese Vegetables, drained, 1 can La Choy Bean Sprouts, drained, 1 can mushrooms, sliced. Heat. Combine 2 Tbs. cold water, 2 Tbs. cornstarch, 1 Tbs. La Choy Soy Sauce, 1 tsp. sugar, 1 Tbs. La Choy Brown Gravy Sauce. Add to meat. Cook until slightly thickened, stirring constantly. Serve hot with rice for Chop Suey, or with La Choy Chinese Noodles for Chow Mein.
I can’t beleive I found this recipe for La Choy Hamburger Chop Suey. I made this recipe for years (using cut up pork) and my family loved it. I have been searching for the La Choy Brown Gravy used in this recipe for a couple of years and have been unable to find it in any stores in my area. I’ll check LaChoy to see they are still making it. This is a wonderful recipe and easy to make. I’m so happy I found this website. Thanks.
Thanks for the trip down memory lane! What a great site.
My mother used to make this recipe all the time. I make it too but it seems like LaChoy no longer manufactures the Brown Gravy Sauce. This sauce was sweet and in its replacement I use molasses. The taste is very similar. It works for me :)
Good call, Taja7878! I’ve been researching, trying to find a home recipe for LaChoy Brown Gravy Sauce, which isn’t being produced anymore. Several sources, including LaChoy, say to put either 1 tsp or 1/2 tsp of soy sauce in 1/2 cup of dark corn syrup or molasses. Just thought I’d share!
I am so happy I found this! I used to have the clipping from the back of one of the Chop Suey veg cans and lost it but been dying to make this again…I am so happy!
It’s a cold wet snowy night but gonna be hot and hopping in my house tonite!
I use Dynasty Brand. Some store carries the dynasty brown gravy sauce and it’s just as good as LaChoy but it too is also getting hard to find. You can order on line but s/s is costly.
My mom made this too, but she used bead molasses instead of gravy mix. Good luck trying to find bead molasses anywhere except the interweb.