Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is my basic recipe for American Chop Suey. I sometimes add more spices to give it a little different taste, maybe a little Sage, Thyme or whatever. My DH said it wouldn't be "normal" if I followed my recipe exactly. This is a real comfort food. The Prep and Cook time are estimates

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions.
  2. Spray a large skillet with a cooking spray like pam.
  3. Add about two tablespoons Olive Oil.
  4. Brown the ground beef.
  5. Add the peppers, onions, celery, garlic and mushrooms and continue to cook till vegetable are almost tender.
  6. Add the tomato soup, diced tomatoes, wine and the spices.
  7. Simmer for about 20 minutes.
  8. Drain cooked macaroni and place in a large bowl.
  9. pour the tomato mixture over the macaroni and mix well.
  10. Serve with lots of freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
Most Helpful

This is a lot like what we grew up calling Goulash. It's hard to find a goulash recipe without it being Hungarian Goulash, which is completely different from this. This was a bit more sofisticated than ours though. We just did, macaroni, onions, stewed tomatoes, and ground beef. I think I like mom's better but thats probably because its the flavors I am used to, and with fewer ingredients, it's easier to through together. ;)

DbKnadler November 20, 2007

This is one of my all time favorite meals. My mother used to make this for us when we were kids and I'm still making it. I always thought she invented it!! We never added the diced tomatoes or wine though, so when I made it this time I followed your recipe exactly. GREAT COMFORT FOOD. Also, I used thin spaghetti. Very very good recipe. Thanks Denise

Boca Pat January 21, 2004