Chop suey is a Chinese dish that has been around for hundreds of years. It is a mixture of vegetables and meat, and it is served with rice.
Chop suey was introduced to the United States in the 1800s by Chinese immigrants who were looking for a way to serve vegetables with their protein-based diet. The dish started out as an economical meal that people could make at home, and it has evolved into a popular dish in many restaurants today.
Chop suey is a dish that consists of mixed vegetables, meat, and sauce. It was originally served as a side dish in Cantonese restaurants in America before it became popular as an entree.
Beef American Chop Suey is our take on the amazingly delicious traditional recipe with our own twist. This recipe needs no sides and nothing else to enhance it because it’s unique enough as is. If you want to adjust the cheese used to sprinkle on top of your plate; you could use a spicier cheese or something sharper for an extra kick of flavor.
How did we make this Americanized?
It can be served with rice, noodles, or other dishes. Chop sueys are often served in the United States as an Americanized version of Chinese food. We used elbow macaroni in place of the traditional rice or noodles because; who doesn’t love macaroni. Since we top this dish with cheese, it only seems fitting. Beef American Chop Suey is flavored with garlic, oregano, basil, and parsley. These are herbs that are in your Italian seasoning. So really, we are bringing together a few different dishes to create our own take on this. Tangy Worcestershire is truly an American flavor that we love to use on steak for its unique flavor with the soy sauce and anchovies. Did you know that those were in your favorite steak sauce? I bet you just learned something new today.
1 pound ground beef
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large onion chopped, (white or yellow onion)
1 green pepper, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1 ½ teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoons chopped parsley
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes, not drained
1 pound elbow macaroni
Bring a pot of water to a boil and prepare macaroni as directed on the label …watch your timer,do not overcook, usually 7 minutes, drain.
Heat a large fry pan on medium, add olive oil and ground beef, breaking it up into smaller pieces as it cooks, 2-3 minutes (some pieces should still be pink.) drain off the grease.
Add chopped onions, green pepper, and garlic to the meat, stirring every few minutes. Cook 5-6 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
Add oregano, basil, parsley, salt, and Worcestershire sauce. Saute for 2-3 minutes.
Add tomatoes with juice. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes.
Add cooked and drained pasta and gently toss.
Cover and simmer for 2-3 more minutes.
Ladle into warm bowls, top with grated cheese, and enjoy.
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Beef American Chop Suey
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 large onion chopped (white or yellow onion)
- 1 green pepper chopped
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 1 ½ teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoons chopped parsley
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes not drained
- 1 pound elbow macaroni
- Bring a pot of water to a boil and prepare macaroni as directed on the label …watch your timer,.do not over cook, usually 7 minutes, drain. Meanwhile……..
- Heat a large fry pan on medium, add olive oil and ground beef, breaking it up into smaller pieces as it cooks, 2-3 minutes (some pieces should still be pink.) drain off the grease.
- Add chopped onions, green pepper and garlic to the meat, stirring every few minutes. Cook 5-6 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
- Add oregano, basil, parsley, salt and Worcestershire sauce. Saute for 2-3 minutes.
- Add tomatoes with juice. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 10 minutes.
- Add cooked and drained pasta and gently toss..
- Cover and simmer 2-3 more minutes.
- Ladle into warm bowls, and enjoy.
Preparation tips you can include in your blog post:
- You can swap out the ground beef for ground turkey if desired.
- You can use a basic italian seasoning blend in place of the dried oregano, basil and parsley.
- The Worcestershire sauce adds a real nice, smoky depth in the background. You can add more or less to taste.
- This recipe heats up well! You can also freeze it!