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American Chop Suey is a delicious and easy dinner recipe made with ground beef, tomato, onion, green pepper, macaroni, and spices. Pure comfort food made on the stovetop in just 30 minutes and makes a great weeknight dinner!
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American Chop Suey

American Chop Suey is a delicious and easy dinner recipe made with ground beef, tomato, onion, green pepper, macaroni, and spices. Pure comfort food made on the stovetop in just 30 minutes and makes a great weeknight dinner!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 438kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Fill a large pot with water, salt the water and bring to a boil. Cook the pasta according to package directions. *You can either finish cooking the pasta and leave it in a colander and use the same pot for the sauce or you can start making the rest of the recipe in a separate pot while the pasta is cooking. 
  • In a separate pot or the one from the pasta (see note above), add the butter and onion to the pot and saute, stirring frequently, until the onions are translucent, about 4 minutes. 
  • Add the garlic to the onions and cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently. 
  • Add ground beef and cook until browned, you can cook this in a separate pan if you'd like less fat and add it to the onions after cooking.
  • Add green pepper and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. 
  • Add the diced tomatoes, sauce, juice, paste, sugar, spices, and Worcestershire Sauce. Cook until evenly heated.
  • Stir in the cooked pasta and stir to coat and add salt and pepper to taste.

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Notes

  • Serve immediately or package up and keep in the fridge for up to 5 days. 
  • I would not recommend freezing this dish. Once thawed and reheated, the pasta will be mushy.
  • Recipe Variations:
    • Ground Turkey – If you’re looking to lighten things up? You can try swapping ground beef for ground turkey.
    • Cheese – If you’re used to cheese in your chop suey, you can simply stir in some mozzarella and Parmesan cheese, about 2 cups or so should do just fine.
    • Peppers – Green bell peppers are a staple in this classic recipe, therefore I wouldn’t remove them completely, but feel free to try out red, orange, or yellow instead.
    • Mushrooms – So you’re a mushroom lover, are ya? Well, you can easily add them in. You can use either a small can or 1 cup of fresh chopped mushrooms, just add and saute them with the green peppers because you’ll want them to be nice and soft.

Nutrition

Calories: 438kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 1393mg | Potassium: 855mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 845IU | Vitamin C: 29.8mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 3.9mg