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white shallow bowl of pasta chop suey with a salad in the background

American Chop Suey

This American chop suey is such a classic meal! So comforting and delicious!
Course Pasta
Cuisine American
Keyword american chopped suey
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 10 cups
Calories 357kcal



  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 - 3
  • 1 onion large, chopped
  • 1 green pepper chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced

Meat Preparation

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 pound elbows
  • 56 ounces diced tomatoes 2 cans


  • Fill a large stock pot with water, salt it and set it to boil
  • Heat a medium stock pot on medium heat, add olive oil and heat that up
  • Add onion and pepper and sauté for 10 minutes, stirring every few minutes, add garlic and sauté for 2 additional minutes. Take off heat and set aside
  • Add elbows to boiling water and cook for 8 minutes (or until they are done), but as you're doing that. . .
  • Heat a large sauté pan on medium, add 1 tablespoon olive oil and add ground beef and break up to little pieces. Add oregano, basil, parsley, salt and Worcestershire sauce. Sauté for 5 - 8 minutes
  • Add the tomatoes to vegetable mixture
  • Add ground beef to tomato mixture
  • Drain elbows and dump them in a large stock pan
  • Add the tomato-meat mixture in with the elbows and mix until incorporated
  • Serve
  • Eat
  • Smile
  • Enjoy


Helpful tips
  • Cook everything at the same time: Bring the water to boil and cook your elbow macaroni while you sauté the vegetables and meat.
  • For even faster cook time, use two sauté pans: one for the veggie and one for the meat.


Serving: 2cups | Calories: 357kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 510mg | Potassium: 577mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Vitamin C: 25.6mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 3.4mg