Chop suey likely makes most of us think of a Chinese-American dish of chopped meat and vegetables stir-fried with rice

Chop suey likely makes most of us think of a Chinese-American dish of chopped meat and vegetables stir-fried with rice

Chop suey likely makes most of us think of a Chinese-American dish of chopped meat and vegetables stir-fried with rice and coated with a glossy soy-based sauce (via Allrecipes). But as recipe developer Kristen Carli notes, there’s also a tomato-based “American” version of the dish. In it, a basic sauce of ground beef, onions, and canned tomatoes is simmered until thickened, then folded with freshly boiled elbow macaroni before being served with a dusting of grated Parmesan cheese.

American Chop Suey Recipe

Ingredients
1 pound elbow macaroni
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 yellow onion, diced
1 pound ground beef
2 teaspoons salt, divided
1 teaspoon pepper, divided
1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Optional Ingredients
grated Parmesan cheese, for topping
Directions
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the elbow macaroni and cook according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
In a separate large pot, add the butter. Once melted, add the onion. Sauté for 8 minutes until onion is translucent.
Add the beef, breaking it up with a wooden spoon. Cook until it is no longer pink, about 8 minutes. Add 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper.
Add the diced tomatoes (with juice), tomato sauce, tomato paste, dried oregano, cooked pasta, and remaining salt and pepper to the pot.
Stir well until combined.
Top with Parmesan cheese if desired, and serve immediately.

https://www.tastingtable.com/736714/american-chop-suey-recipe/

 

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