1950-"AMERICAN CHOP SUEY" in a crockpot recipe.

Nancy J. Patrykus


This was a real time saver years ago.When I came home from work, and dinner was hot and ready, in the oven. Original recipe from an A-1 advertisement,1950.
My boys called it "GOUBASH" like a garbage dish! They loved it.
Dad called it "GOULASHIE" like the goulashes you wore back then. Remember ???....LOL!
This is a lot like the Hungarian GOULASH SOUP,recipe.
My recipe is not a soup, and the only vegetable is tomatoes. It is known as "AMERICAN CHOP SUEY"
since the 50's!
I have even heard it called
I now use the crockpot,
not the oven.
Nancy 6/14/13

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20 Min
2 Hr


1-1/2 lb
ground beef
1 medium
clove of garlic...minced
3 Tbsp
a-1 steak sauce
1-1/2 c
elbow macaroni
1 can(s)
(16oz) tomatoes.... chopped
1/2 c
water, with a little catsup added
1 c
tomato juice
1 tsp
1/4 c
shredded cheddar cheese......optional


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1In a skillet brown beef till crumbly.
Drain meat. Return meat to skillet.
Add onion and garlic, cook till onion is soft.

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2Stir in the remaining ingredients,
but not the cheese

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3Put all in a crockpot on low,
for about 30-40 minutes..
till macaroni is cooked....no peeking!

Add more water if needed.
Keep it thick, and not soupy!

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4Top with cheese.. if desired.
Serve and enjoy.,
this simple, easy recipe.
Serves 6

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Pasta