Thursday, January 31, 2013

Skillet Chop Suey and Memories

This recipe makes me so happy every time
I make it for the family.
It brings back some wonderful memories
about my dear Little Grandpa.

This is my Grandpa Daniel.

Grandpa was a great cook.
Wasn't much that man fixed that I did not eat.
And he definitely passed on the cooking gene
because my dad, my sister and I all love to cook.

I don't know if he made up this recipe on his own;
however, I loved to know he was fixing it so I
could go over to eat.

He use to make this recipe in an electric skillet.
Anybody remember these things?
I personally would love to have one.
Anyway, he would cook this entire recipe
in his electric skillet.
I have tried and tried to get mine to taste
as good as his, but I can't quite get it right.
I swear it is all because I don't have an electric skillet.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this recipe as much
as we do around the house.
And if you would like to read more about my grandpa,
check out my post over in "The Wonderful Craziness Called My Life".

Now on to the recipe!


Skillet Chop Suey

In 2 Tbsp oil, saute
1 1/2 c celery sliced
1 large onion - cut into strips
1 large green pepper - cut into strips
2 to 3 Tbsp chopped garlic
in a skillet until crisp and tender.  Remove from
skillet.  Brown 1 1/2 lbs ground beef and drain.
Add 1 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp pepper and 
vegetables back into beef.
Then combine 2 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch
with 1 1/3 c water and 2 Tbsp soy sauce.
Add to meat mixture.  Cook and stir until
thickened.

In meantime, boil 2 c water.  Add 2 c instant rice
into water.  Take off heat and let set for 5 minutes.
Fluff with fork.  Serve meat mixture over rice.

Again, I honestly think the reason mine doesn't taste
exactly like his is because he did all of this
in that electric skillet.  Once he had the meat
mixture all together, he would push it up
onto the sides and cook the rice in the middle.
I think that is what gave it that special flavor.

I hope you enjoy!

Love to you all from the
Busy Cookin' WV Momma!

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