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Beef American Chop Suey

This Beef American Chop Suey is a hearty meal that will comfort you after a long day.


  • 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 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 14.5 ounces can diced tomatoes not drained
  • 1 pound elbow macaroni


  1. Cook the elbow macaroni as instructed on the package. You would want to have them al dente and not overcooked, and this can be done by deducting about 1 minute from the cooking time on the package. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the beef and break it down with a wooden spoon. Cook for 3 minutes only and drain the grease. At this point, the meat won’t be cooked thoroughly, which is okay, 
  3. Add garlic, green pepper, and onion to the beef. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes or until tender. 
  4. Add oregano, basil, parsley, and Worcestershire sauce to the beef mixture and cook for 3 minutes.
  5. Add the canned tomatoes together with the liquid and reduce the heat. Cook for 10 minutes.
  6. Add the cooked elbow macaroni to the beef mixture and stir to combine. 
  7. If desired, cook for 3 more minutes and serve with shredded cheese on top.
  • Author: Marie