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American Chop Suey

“If you live outside of New England, it’s very likely that you know this classic comfort food as “Goulash” vs. American Chop Suey. So, I’m sticking to my roots and calling it the latter. This Classic American Chop Suey Recipe is easy to make in One Pot, the Crock Pot, or the Instant Pot! The flavors blend together perfectly for a traditional comfort food that your family will love.”

American Chop Suey

Servings – 4 Prep Time – 10 Minutes Cook Time – 20 Minutes


  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef or turkey

  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning

  • 2 teaspoons seasoned salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 1 cup diced onion

  • 1 cup diced green pepper

  • 1 stalk celery diced

  • 4 cloves garlic minced

  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 14.5 oz. diced tomatoes undrained

  • 16 oz. tomato sauce

  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth or beef broth

  • 2 cups elbow macaroni uncooked

  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese optional


Brown beef in a large pot over medium heat until cooked through. Drain grease.

Mix in seasonings and tomato paste.

Add in onions, peppers, and celery cook for 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.

Mix in the tomato sauce until combined.

Stir in the Worcestershire sauce, undrained diced tomatoes and chicken broth.

Add the uncooked macaroni, stir to combine. Bring to a light and gentle boil. Cover for 4 minutes. Uncover and run a silicone spatula along the bottom. Gently lift anything that is settled on the bottom.

Cover partially and boil gently for 4 more minutes. Run a silicone spatula on the bottom again.

Heat for 2-3 more minutes or until macaroni is cooked through. Taste-test a noodle for doneness before proceeding. Turn off heat. The pasta will continue to absorb remaining liquid.

If desired, gradually sprinkle cheese on top and stir to combine. Serve immediately.

CWT is not a certified dietician or nutritionist. Any nutritional information shared on this site is an estimate counted through measurements and package nutritional information used in each recipe. If calorie, macro counting and other nutritional values are important to you, I recommend running the ingredients through you choice of nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary depending on national brands used per recipe.

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