American Chop Suey

American Chop Suey

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Catherine Badowski


This is a classic, quick and easy pasta dish that I have made forever. I do play with ingredients as far as adding mushrooms, diced tomatoes and grated carrots in addition to switch it up a bit and I may play with seasoning as well (I do add a little curry sometimes!) Make it your own and enjoy!


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5 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 large
    green pepper (rough chop)
  • 1 medium
    onion (rough chop)
  • 2 clove
    garlic (minced)
  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 jar(s)
    favorite tomato sauce (i use victoria's marinara)
  • 1 can(s)
    cambell's tomato soup
  • 2 Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp
    oregano (dried)
  • 1/2 tsp
    basil (dried)
  • 1/2 tsp
    crushed red pepper (optional)
  • ·
    salt & pepper (to taste)
  • 1 box
    pasta (i use cavatappi)

How to Make American Chop Suey


  1. 1) Sauté peppers and onions in olive oil over medium heat. When Onions are tender, add garlic. Cook for a few minutes until garlic is fragrant. Set aside.
  2. 2) Brown beef in deep pan (you will be adding sauce and veggies to this.) Drain excess fat from pan, I leave a little for flavor.
  3. 3) While browning meat, bring pot of water to a boil with salt and a little olive oil.
  4. 4) Add veggies, tomato paste, can of soup, tomato sauce and seasoning (to taste)to ground beef, stir and simmer for a few minutes.
  5. 5) Once pasta is cooked, drain and pour sauce onto pasta and stir. Enjoy!

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About American Chop Suey

Course/Dish: Beef Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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