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American Chop Suey
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American Chop Suey

American Chop Suey

Aka Macaroni & Beef, Beefaroni, Goulash - whatever you call it think of this as the world's greatest 'beef & macaroni.' And if that doesn't do it for you (and I can understand if it doesn't) just know it's a rich, hearty, super flavorful fantastic dish that can feed a bunch of people, or just you...multiple times. And everything happens in one pot. Serve it with something crispy, like grilled baguette or even tortilla or regular chips for some crunch.


  • 1 tablespoon neutral oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup diced green pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 15 ounce can diced tomatoes, un-drained
  • 2 cans tomato soup or tomato bisque 
  • 2 tablespoons soy
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked
  • 1 cup shredded white cheddar cheese


  1. Heat oil in a large pot and add onion & green pepper - cook a couple minutes until they soften, then add the ground beef & sausage
  2. Cook, breaking up as you go until no longer pink, and most of the liquid has evaporated then add the garlic and tomato paste
  3. Let cook a minute, then add the salt, pepper, paprika, Italian seasoning and garlic powder – mix well
  4. Add the broth, tomatoes with juice, soup and soy - mix again and simmer 10 minutes
  5. Add the macaroni, mix well then cover and let simmer on low 10-12 minutes or until the pasta is tender
  6. Stir in the cheese, and serve