The Best American Chop Suey Recipe

Are you looking for the perfect comfort food? Well, look no further because this American Chop Suey Recipe is the perfect meal for busy families!

 

Are you looking for the perfect comfort food? Well, look no further because this American Chop Suey Recipe is the perfect meal for busy families!

 

American Chop Suey

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Are you looking for the perfect comfort food? Well, look no further because this American Chop Suey Recipe is the perfect meal for busy families!

 

With fall here I am getting excited to start cooking those warmer comfort type foods like this American Chop Suey Recipe. There is something about fall and comfort. Why is that? Do you feel that way too?

I am always looking for quick weeknight meals on those busy nights! Thankfully American Chop Suey is one of my go-to meals on those busy days. I love that it reheats easily for those nights we aren’t able to eat all at the same time because of sports and other activities.

Not only that, but little kids love this meal, I think it is because of the elbow noodles! Maybe it reminds them of macaroni and cheese?! 🙂

American Chop Suey is mostly known in New England, but people throughout the whole United States know what it is, they just call it different things.

American Chop Suey is similar to American Goulash and chili mac. It is a tomato-based pasta dish that usually has ground beef and different spices to add different flavors. American Chop Suey screams comfort food.

If you are looking for traditional Chinese American Chop Suey we have this great recipe!

 

American Chop Suey Recipe

Are you looking for the perfect comfort food? Well, look no further because this American Chop Suey Recipe is the perfect meal for busy families!

 

Serves: 8-10 people

Prep time: 8 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes

 

American Chop Suey Ingredients

 

Are you looking for the perfect comfort food? Well, look no further because this American Chop Suey Recipe is the perfect meal for busy families!

 

1 pound ground beef (or ground turkey)

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 large onion chopped, (white or yellow onion)

1 green pepper, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon pepper

1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano

1 teaspoon dried basil

1 teaspoon chopped parsley

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

2 14.5 ounces can diced tomatoes, not drained

1 pound elbow macaroni

 

Instructions for American Chop Suey:

Before you begin, you will want to bring a big pot of water to boil. Once the water is boiling prepare the macaroni as directed on the label. Be sure you cook it for al dente because you don’t want to overcook it. Once it is cooked drain it.

 

Are you looking for the perfect comfort food? Well, look no further because this American Chop Suey Recipe is the perfect meal for busy families!

 

While the noodles are boiling heat a large frying pan on medium. Add the olive oil and ground beef. You can also use ground turkey if you would like also. I love using this mix and chop for breaking up ground beef! You will want to cook it for about 3 minutes. It is okay if some of the meat is still pink. Drain off the grease.

Next add onions, green pepper, and garlic to the meat. You will want to stir this every few minutes. This should take 5-6 minutes to make the vegetable tender.

 

Are you looking for the perfect comfort food? Well, look no further because this American Chop Suey Recipe is the perfect meal for busy families!

 

Add the oregano, basil, parsley, You can use a basic Italian seasoning blend in place of the dried oregano, basil, and parsley if you would like.

Add the salt and Worcestershire sauce. The Worcestershire sauce adds a real nice, smoky depth in the background. You can add more or less to taste.

 

Are you looking for the perfect comfort food? Well, look no further because this American Chop Suey Recipe is the perfect meal for busy families!

 

Continue to saute for 2-3 minutes.

Next, add tomatoes with juice. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

 

Are you looking for the perfect comfort food? Well, look no further because this American Chop Suey Recipe is the perfect meal for busy families!

 

Add cooked and drained pasta to the American Chop Suey sauce. Gently toss them together.

 

Are you looking for the perfect comfort food? Well, look no further because this American Chop Suey Recipe is the perfect meal for busy families!

 

Cover and simmer the American Chop Suey Recipe for 2-3 minutes.

Once it is cooked ladle into warm bowls and enjoy! American Chop Suey is great reheated and freezes well, so it is perfect to have on those busy nights as leftovers or pulling out of the freezer on those busy days!

 

Are you looking for the perfect comfort food? Well, look no further because this American Chop Suey Recipe is the perfect meal for busy families!

 

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Are you looking for the perfect comfort food? Well, look no further because this American Chop Suey Recipe is the perfect meal for busy families!

 

Yield: 8-10 people

American Chop Suey

American Chop Suey

Are you looking for the perfect comfort food? Well, look no further because this American Chop Suey Recipe is the perfect meal for busy families!

Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound Ground Beef
  • 1 TBS Olive Oil
  • 1 Large Onion chopped, (white or yellow onion)
  • 1 Green pepper, chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 TSP Salt
  • 1/2 TSP Pepper
  • 1 1/2 TSP Dried oregano
  • 1 TSP Dried basil
  • 1 TSP Parsley, chopped
  • 1 TBS Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes, not drained
  • 1 Pound Elbow macaroni

Instructions

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil and prepare macaroni as directed on the label  …watch your timer. Do not overcook, usually 7 minutes, drain.
  2. While this is cooking, heat a large frying pan on medium, add olive oil and ground beef, breaking it up into smaller pieces as it cooks, 2-3 minutes  (some pieces should still be pink.) drain off the grease.  
  3. Add chopped onions, green pepper, and garlic to the meat, stirring every few minutes.  Cook 5-6 minutes, or until vegetables are tender. 
  4. Add oregano, basil, parsley, salt and Worcestershire sauce.  Saute for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add tomatoes with juice.  Reduce heat, cover and simmer 10 minutes.
  6. Add cooked and drained pasta and gently toss..
  7. Cover and simmer 2-3 more minutes.
  8. Ladle into warm bowls, and enjoy.

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9 Comments

  • Sonja Hoff

    My dad used to make chop suey all of the time growing up! His recipe was much simpler, and he used rice for his. This recipe looks so yummy! We’ll have to give it a try!

    October 26, 2019 at 12:17 pm Reply
    • Michele

      American Chop Suey is so good! Did your dad’s recipe have fewer ingredients? Let me know how you like this recipe! 🙂

      November 3, 2019 at 10:21 pm Reply
  • everydaywithmadirae

    I haven’t made a chop suey is so long! I’m definitely going to have to attempt to make a vegan rendition!

    -Madi xo | http://www.everydaywithmadirae.com

    October 26, 2019 at 9:50 am Reply
    • Michele

      I would love to know what you do in your vegan rendition of American Chop Suey! Please share it with me when you make it. 🙂

      November 3, 2019 at 10:21 pm Reply
  • July

    Oh yoh make this sounds so simple to make! I’ll try a meatless version of it and let you know 😊

    October 26, 2019 at 4:00 am Reply
    • Michele

      Yes! Please let me know what alternatives to meat you used in your American Chop Suey dinner. I would love to know! 🙂

      November 3, 2019 at 10:13 pm Reply
  • Fiorella Madsen (@lacasadefreja)

    I must definitely try this recipe at home. Delicious and easy to prepare, and your pictures are really good!

    October 26, 2019 at 12:32 am Reply
    • Michele

      You will love this American Chop Suey recipe! It’s so simple to make and is absolutely delicious!

      November 3, 2019 at 10:12 pm Reply
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