Easy American Chop Suey Recipe

American Chop Suey, also known as goulash or beefaroni, is a classic comfort food dish that’s simple to make and loved by many. With its hearty combination of ground beef, vegetables, pasta, and savory sauce, it’s the perfect meal to warm you up on a chilly evening. In this blog post, I’ll share with you a straightforward recipe for American Chop Suey that’s sure to become a staple in your kitchen.


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • Shredded cheddar cheese (optional, for topping)
  • Chopped fresh parsley (optional, for garnish)



  1. Start by browning 1 pound of ground beef in a large skillet or frying pan over medium heat. Once the beef is cooked through, drain any excess fat.
  2. Add diced onion, diced green bell pepper, and minced garlic to the skillet with the ground beef. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender.
  3. Stir in a can of tomato sauce, a can of diced tomatoes (with their juices), Worcestershire sauce, sugar, oregano, salt, and black pepper. Bring the mixture to a simmer.
  4. While the sauce is simmering, cook 2 cups of elbow macaroni according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain the cooked macaroni.
  5. Add the cooked macaroni to the skillet with the beef and sauce mixture. Stir well to combine, ensuring the macaroni is evenly coated with the sauce.
  6. Let the American Chop Suey simmer for an additional 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, to allow the flavors to meld together.
  7. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
  8. Serve hot, optionally topping each serving with shredded cheddar cheese and chopped fresh parsley for garnish.



With its simple ingredients and easy preparation, American Chop Suey is a go-to meal for busy weeknights or lazy weekends. This recipe is customizable, so feel free to add your favorite vegetables or spices to make it your own. Whether you’re cooking for yourself or feeding a crowd, this comforting dish is sure to satisfy everyone at the table. Enjoy!


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