American Chop Suey

Carol Junkins


I think I have made this since I have been married ~ that would be 46 years ago. Add extra things to it as the mood hits. Always quick and easy meal and usually have hamburg in the freezer.

I sometimes use different kinds of spaghetti of course any kind you like. I have never written out a recipe for it ~ but sure tried my best on this one.

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15 Min


15 Min


Stove Top


1/2 medium
green pepper , yellow pepper and red pepper chopped
1 medium
onion, chopped
1 medium
zucchini, chopped
1 lb
1/4 c
parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp
4 stick
1 can(s)
tomato paste
of sugar
2 c
elbow macaroni, cooked
season to taste with italian seasonings, chopped jarred garlic in juice
2 c

Directions Step-By-Step

In large saucepan, I use my cast iron fry pan, coat with a little olive oil, add hamburg and chop it all up on medium heat. While that is cooking cut up your peppers, onion and zucchini and celery. Drain fat from pan and add your peppers and onions to hamburg and fry them lightly, then add 1 cup of water and your zucchini and celery pushing them down into the water to simmer.
When tender add tomato paste and seasonings and stir to mix all together.
Add your cooked elbow macaroni and 1 cup of water that you cooked the elbows in. I cover and let simmer to combine all flavors. When all is tender and combined, remove cover.
Mix all well and add your Parmesan cheese and a little sugar to reduce acid.
At this point I always put 1 Tablespoon of butter in as it makes the sauce smooth and silky.
Before serving I sometimes sprinkle grated cheese on top as well. Muncha

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #green, #red, #pepper, #yellow