Recipe by davianng
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!)
Top Review by Tiny kitchen, big chef
American Chop Suey. My favorite food of all time. I make it with spaghetti sauce instead of the diced tomatoes/tomato sauce on occasion. They call it goulash in the Midwest too. Mushrooms and a stiff shot of garlic and Italian seasonings make great additions too. Way better the next day with a chunk of butter added. Wicked good!
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 large green pepper, chopped
- 1 tablespoon garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 28 ounces diced tomatoes
- 15 ounces tomato sauce
- 1 lb elbow macaroni or 1 lb medium pasta shell
- 1 cup cheddar cheese or 1 cup monterey jack cheese, shredded
Directions See How It's Made
- 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).