Saturday, November 24, 2012

American Chop Suey

My grandmother makes this all the time.
My mother makes it all the time.
I make this all the time.

It's cheap, simple, and a great weeknight meal.
What makes it even better is, it stretches! You can easily feed a TON of people with this meal.
Every time I bite into it, I am 6 again and everything is simple!

I was watching something on TV, some Food Network program and they were talking about this (but made with tomatoes, not tomato soup...sinners!) and apparently this is only a New England food? Being native, it never entered my mind that not everyone was eating this same meal!


American Chop Suey


Ingredients:

1 (16 oz) Package uncooked elbow macaroni
1 Lb lean ground beef
1 Onion (chopped)
1 Green pepper (chopped)
2 (10.75 oz) cans condensed tomato soup
Parmesan Cheese



Directions

Cook macaroni according to package directions.
Meanwhile, in a separate large skillet over medium high heat, sauté the ground beef, green pepper, and the onion for 5 to 10 minutes, or until meat is browned and crumbly.
Drain thoroughly and leave the meat, peppers, and onion in the skillet. Pour the two cans of tomato soup into the skillet and stir well to combine.
When noodles are done, drain thoroughly and return noodles to the pot.
Add the hamburger mixture from the skillet to the pot.
Mix well and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Add Parmesan cheese to taste. (and some to serve on top!)



Click here to print

Ingredients



19 comments:

  1. This sounds amazing! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I found you over at Wined Down Wednesday. Your title made me want to come see the recipe!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh I hope you try it, it's so easy and just plain yummy!

      Delete
  3. Love comforting family recipes like this, Jay! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Hearth and Soul. Have a lovely weekend!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The old family recipes are just the best!

      Delete
  4. This would definitely hit the spot today!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Sounds tasty :) Thank you for attending the #WednesdayAIMLinkParty. I shared your post.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I have never made chop suey, but now I need to! Yum :) #happynowlinkup

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Everyone should try it at least once!

      Delete
  7. How funny, this definitely sounds like a Hamburger Helper-style meal I had growing up, but I've never heard it referred to by that name! Thanks for sharing it with us at #FridayFrivolity!

    ReplyDelete
  8. LOL Jay, my mom used to make us a similar dish when we were kids. It was our favorite meal of the week. She called it her "moerse mengelmoes", which basically translates to awesome mixture ;-) Thanks for bringing back those memories and sharing the recipe.

    ReplyDelete
  9. We love Chop Suey and this looks like a awesome recipe! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

    ReplyDelete
  10. Thank you for sharing your wonderful post at #OverTheMoon. I look forward to what you will share next week! Like someone in person today! We hope you’ll come back again next Sunday when we open our doors at 6:00 PM EST. Pinned and tweeted!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner link up!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Thanks for joining the Inspiration Spotlight party.

    ReplyDelete