American Chop Suey (or) Old Fashion Goulash

Sue Faccone


I often double the recipe because it doesn't last to long in my house, it is a favorite!
For a variation try adding 1 pound Italian sausage meat in addition to the ground beef. Or for a more health lower fat variation try ground turkey.


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15 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 lb
    ground beef
  • 1/3 c
    olive oil
  • 1 can(s)
    hunt's 4 cheese tomato sauce
  • 2 can(s)
    stew or diced tomatoes
  • 1 lb
    macaroni, elbow
  • 1 c
    mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 c
    chedder cheese, shredded
  • 1 Tbsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 medium
    onion, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 tsp
    salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp
    italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp

How to Make American Chop Suey (or) Old Fashion Goulash


  1. In a large skillet, add the olive oil and ground beef. Add the spices to the meat and cook until browned all over.
  2. While the meat is cooking put a pot of water up to boil for the macaroni. Pasta should be firm when chewed not soggy. Test a piece often for readiness.
  3. Drain the pasta once done and put it back into the pot. Add the meat that is already cooked. Stir. Now Add the tomato sauce and stewed or diced tomatoes. Stir well. Heat should be at medium. When the sauce starts to bubble add the chedder cheese and mozzarella cheese and stir. Simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring several times. Once the cheese is well combined remove from heat and serve.

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About American Chop Suey (or) Old Fashion Goulash

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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