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American Chop Suey on a white serving plate
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American Chop Suey

One-Pot American Chop Suey chockful of elbow macaroni and beefy tomato sauce is the ultimate comfort food! It's easy to make with pantry ingredients, ready in 30 minutes, and cooks in one pan!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Entree, Pasta
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 461kcal


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • ½ green bell pepper, cored, seeded and chopped
  • ½ red bell pepper, cored, seeded and chopped
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 can (15 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 cups tomato juice ( or beef broth)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni


  • In a wide pan over medium heat, heat oil. Add onions and bell peppers and cook until softened.
  • Add ground beef and cook, breaking the meat with the back of a spoon, until lightly browned. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Drain excess oil, if any,
  • Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato juice (OR broth), tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, dried oregano, dried basil, and sugar. Stir until combined and bring to a boil.
  • Add uncooked macaroni and stir to distribute. Lower heat, cover, and cook for about 10 to 15 minutes or until pasta is cooked.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste, if needed. Spoon onto serving plates and serve with Worcestershire sauce on the side and garnish with Parmesan cheese, if desired.


Calories: 461kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 733mg | Potassium: 1139mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1365IU | Vitamin C: 52.6mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 4.9mg