American Chop Suey Recipe

american chop suey recipe

This is a recipe for American chop suey, a classic comfort food dish made with ground beef, pasta, and vegetables:


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish (optional)


  1. In a large glass pot or Dutch oven, brown the ground beef over medium-high heat, breaking it up with a spoon as it cooks.
  2. Drain any excess fat from the pot and add the onion, green bell pepper, and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are soft, about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, oregano, basil, salt, and black pepper to the pot. Stir to combine.
  4. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, cook the elbow macaroni according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain the pasta and set it aside.
  6. After 20 minutes, add the cooked macaroni to the pot and stir to combine.
  7. Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese over the top of the chop suey and cover the pot. Let the cheese melt for a few minutes.
  8. To serve, ladle the chop suey into bowls and garnish with chopped parsley, if desired.

Enjoy your delicious American chop suey!

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