Classic American Chop Suey

American chop suey is a classic, comforting meal the whole family will adore. Sauteed vegetables are mixed with lean ground beef, tomatoes, and hot sauce to create a simple meat sauce that’s perfectly paired with elbow macaroni. Take a trip down memory lane with this delicious meal.

Classic American Chop Suey

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  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: 40 minutes
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  • 8 oz elbow macaroni
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • ½ cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • ½ cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 lb 90% lean ground beef
  • 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (14 oz) can fire roasted diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 tsp hot sauce


1) Place 8 oz elbow macaroni in the Suvie starch strainer set within the Suvie pasta pot (green handles). Cover pot with lid and place inside the Suvie Starch Cooker, ensuring the pot is centered on the hot plate. Input settings and cook now or schedule. 

Suvie Starch Cooker Settings

Pasta, 4 cups, 8 minutes

2) Meanwhile, heat 2 tsp vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Add 1 cup yellow onion, ½ cup red bell pepper, ½ cup celery, and ½ tsp kosher salt, and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 6 minutes. Add 1 lb ground beef and ½ tsp kosher salt, and cook until browned, but not cooked through, about 4 minutes, breaking up beef into smaller pieces.

3) In a Suvie pan, stir together beef and vegetable mixture, 1 can tomato sauce, 1 can fire roasted tomatoes, and 1 tsp hot sauce. Place pan in the bottom zone of Suvie, input settings and cook now or schedule. 

Suvie Cook Settings

Bottom Zone: Roast at 400°F for 20 minutes 

Top Zone: None

4) Remove pan from Suvie. In a large bowl, stir together elbow macaroni and beef sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper, divide between bowls, and serve.


Nutritional Information per serving (4 servings per recipe): Calories 370, Total Fat 15g, Total Carbohydrates 28g, Total Sodium 910mg, Total Protein 28g.

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1 year ago

Love the recipe but the print button doesn’t work.