Sunday, October 18, 2015

Easy One Pot American Chop Suey

This is the all American take on a Hungarian classic. 

Made super simple, everything is cooked in one pot!

Some of you may know this as Goulash, Chop Suey, or by that handy hamburger helper friend. Either way, this is a meal your family will love to eat, you will love because it's made in one pot. Your family or whoever you serve it will be happy because it's just so tasty. And we'll all be happy because we didn't have to buy a box with ingredients we can't  pronounce. 

Meaning it's a win-win, in taste, simplicity and nutrition. 


Plus dinner/supper is on the table in a flash! (Okay...I'm also jazzed about the one pot-less mess to clean up!)

Wherever you're from. East Coast, Midwest, West Coast, this baby has been a tasty, easy meal to prepare and provide so many of us with a hearty good meal and it just never gets old. 

It's sooo good!!

Easily made for 4-6 or a crowd, just double the ingredients. I've made it for potlucks, for new moms, for families just needing a hot meal, it's just a great staple to make for your loved ones or to share. 

To make it for the cheese loving crowd, add in cheese at the end and sprinkle more on top.  Whoa! Cheeseburger Mac! Another HH helper meal!

Here is the basic recipe--feel free to change this baby up!


1 lb. lean ground beef
2 tbsp tomato paste
1/2 cup diced onions
1 cup diced bell pepper, I use yellow and orange
1 14 oz. can tomato sauce
1 14 oz. can diced tomatoes
2 tbsn soy sauce
1 tbsn Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp seasoned salt
1/2 tsp pepper
3 cups water
2 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked

In a large pot,  saute the ground beef over medium heat until no pink remains. Break up the meat while sauteing. Add in the tomato paste and cook for 2 minutes.
Add the onions, peppers and garlic to the pot and saute until they are tender, about 5 minutes. 
Add 3 cups water, along with the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, soy sauce, Worcetershire sauce, seasoned salt and pepper. 
Stir well. Bring to a low boil, cover and cook for 15 to 20 minutes. 
Add the elbow macaroni, stir well, return the lid to the pot, and simmer, stirring occasionally for 12-15 minutes, until the noodles are almost tender. Taste and adjust salt if needed. 
Turn off the heat, and allow the mixture to sit about 10 more minutes before serving.

*To turn this into a cheesy dish, stir in 1 cup of shredded cheese after you turn of the heat and sprinkle another cup on top, then cover. 

* We love to eat this as is with Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top (yes, the kind in the green container!)


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