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)
- 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.
- 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.
- Add the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, oregano, basil, salt, and black pepper to the pot. Stir to combine.
- Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, cook the elbow macaroni according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain the pasta and set it aside.
- After 20 minutes, add the cooked macaroni to the pot and stir to combine.
- Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese over the top of the chop suey and cover the pot. Let the cheese melt for a few minutes.
- To serve, ladle the chop suey into bowls and garnish with chopped parsley, if desired.
Enjoy your delicious American chop suey!