Growing up in Boston, I never knew that this 50's "once-a-week-at-home dinner" and "once-a-week-at-school lunch" was a regional dish! I still make this probably once every 2 weeks. Easy, cheap and comfort food all rolled into one huge pot! (It is always called American Chop Suey here, but while I was living in LA friends called it Goulash - so I've compromised!)
- Brown ground beef, onion and pepper.
- Season with garlic salt and pepper.
- Add tomatoes and tomato sauce.
- Simmer 10 minutes while macaroni is cooking.
- Boil macaroni al dente, drain, rinse.
- Return macaroni to pot, add beef mixture.
- Serve in bowls with shredded cheese.
- Even better left over and reheated (add a little tomato juice when reheating, if too dry).