American Chop Suey

American Chop Suey

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Megan Stewart


This was a recipe from a Diners, Drive Ins and Dives cookbook, and was just great! I made it without the hamburger for my daughter, and she loved it. When I did that, I cooked the hamburger in a separate pot and added into our food after separating out some for her.


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  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 medium
    yellow onion, chopped
  • 1
    green bell pepper, stemmed, seeded and chopped
  • 2
    garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb
  • 1 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1 tsp
    dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • ·
    kosher salt
  • 14 1/2 oz
    can diced tomatoes
  • 14 1/2 oz
    can tomato sauce
  • 1/4 c
    tomato paste
  • 2/3 c
    tomato juice
  • ·
    pinch of sugar
  • 1 lb
    elbow macaroni

How to Make American Chop Suey


  1. Heat butter in large pot over med heat. Add onion and bell pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 5 min. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for about 1 min. Then add hamburger and continue to cook, stirring and breaking up the chunks of meat with a spoon. Cook until the meat is no longer pink, about 7 min. Sprinkle the herbs and pepper over the meat, add salt to taste, and mix well. Add the canned tomatoes with their juices, tomato sauce, tomato paste, and juice. Add sugar to taste. Simmer while you cook the pasta. Bring large pot of salted water to boil over high heat. Add macaroni and cook, stirring occasionally, until al dente. Drain. Mix macaroni into the chop suey. Serve hot.

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About American Chop Suey

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Asian

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