American Chop Suey

Mary Ann Mann


This is one of my go to dinners when I need something quick to feed a lot of people. The recipe can be reduced easily for smaller families.
When I was a kid I watched my best friends mother Ann Bailey cook this for her family and when I had a family of my own I made up this recipe trying to copy what I remember her doing.
I hope I did ok.

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6- 8 people
10 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


2 lb
ground beef
1-28 oz can(s)
diced tomatoes
1-28 oz can(s)
crushed tomatoes
1 tsp
dried oregano
1 tsp
dried basil
1 tsp
seasoned salt
1 tsp
garlic powder
1 tsp
onion powder
1 1/2 lb
elbow macaroni
1-3 Tbsp
salt, for pasta water


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1Get a large pot of water on to boil (8 to 10 quarts)While the water comes to a boil,

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2Get a large deep frying pan and heat it up at med-high heat.

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3Add Ground Beef, seasoned salt, Garlic Powder. Onion Powder, Basil and Oregano to pan and cook. Breaking beef into small pieces until juice runs clear, Drain off fat.
Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.

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4Add Diced Tomato's and bring to a simmer.

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5Add Crushed Tomato's and bring back to a simmer.

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6Salt Boiling water and add Pasta and cook according to box directions, drain. Put Pasta back into the large pot.

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7Add Sauce to cooked pasta and mix.

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8Serve with fresh grated Parmesan Cheese and some crusty bread, enjoy.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy