Time: 33 minutes Servings: 9
A cozy and warm meal for you and your family. It is very old. This recipe was first originated in China as a side dish and then came to America in the 19th century and became an entrée. Once it came to the United States, some changes have been made to Americanize it, like using macaroni instead of rice or noodles. It is a combination between veggies and meat which makes it a balanced dish. It is perfect for a protein-based diet.
Chop Suey is a low-budget meal, but it is vibrant with rich ingredients. What started as a home-cooked meal is now popular in many restaurants. It is scrumptious. What makes it so is the mixture of tasty herbs: garlic, oregano, basil, and parsley. It is garnished with cheese on top. You are free to sprinkle any type of cheese; even a spicy one to add an extra kick to the meal.
1 pound ground beef
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large chopped onion, (white or yellow onion)
1 chopped green pepper,
2 minced garlic cloves,
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1 ½ teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoons chopped parsley
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes, not drained
1 pound elbow macaroni
Place a pot on the stove and cook your macaroni as indicated in the box. Do not overcook it! Drain and set aside.
Bring a large fry pan and heat it on medium heat.
Add in some olive oil and your ground beef. (Break it down into pieces with your spatula while it’s cooking for 2- 3 minutes. Drain the remaining grease.
Add onion, green pepper and garlic to your pan and stir from time to time.
Cook for 5 to 6 minutes until the veggies are tender.
Add in the basil, oregano, parsley, salt and your sauce.
Saute for 3 minutes maximum. Then, add the diced tomatoes with their juice.
Lower the heat, cover the frying pan and let everything cook for 10 minutes.
Add in your macaroni and combine everything gently.
Cover the pan again and let it simmer for 3 minutes maximum.
You can serve it in bowls and top it with cheese of your choice.