Based on a recipe from Guy Fieriï¿½s book, Diners, Drive-ins and Dives: an All-American Road Tripï¿½With Recipes! This celebrates Red Arrow Diner in Manchester, New Hampshire, a landmark diner established in 1922.
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- kosher salt
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1⁄4 cup tomato paste
- 2⁄3 cup tomato juice
- 1 pinch sugar
- 1 lb elbow macaroni
- In large pot over medium heat melt butter. Add onion and bell pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic for about 1 minute. Stir in ground beef and cook, stirring and breaking up meat chunks with a spoon. Cook until meat is done, about 7 minutes until no longer pink. Toss herbs and pepper over the meat mixture, add salt to taste, and stir until well mixed.
- Add canned tomatoes with their juices, tomato sauce, tomato paste, and tomato juice. Add sugar to taste. Simmer gently while you prepare the pasta.
- Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil over high heat. Add macaroni and cook until al dente, stirring occasionally. Drain the macaroni and add to the chop suey.
- Serve hot.
Very good comfort food! When my kids were small I used to make a version of this a lot -- enjoyed this version with small changes by using 1 (28 ounce) can tomatoes (instead of canned tomatoes, tomato sauce and tomato paste) and 1 small can of V-8. I also skipped the green pepper and added celery and some frozen peas. This makes lots!!! Thanks for sharing!
This recipe does make a lot. I followed the recipe exactly but added an equal amount of
chopped celery to go along with the peppers and onions. It came out great and the family
really enjoyed it. I took the left overs and put them in a casserole dish. The next night I sprinkled Mozzarella cheese on top, baked it in the oven and had it again.
It was even better than the night before.
I gave it 5 stars--you can tell I'm new to this!!! I've been looking for an American Chop Suey recipe that would remind me of the Chop Suey my Aunt used to make at our family outings. This is it!!! I loved it. My 5 year old grandson ate 3 helpings. I didn't put in the green pepper because that's not how I remembered it, but I did add celery. Delicious.