American Chop Suey Recipe – How To Make Classic American Chop Suey


American Chop Suey is a classic, economical and delicious Italian American dish that is very popular dish in the New England region of the U.S. Seasoned ground beef and vegetables simmered in a thick rich tomato sauce, then mixed with cooked elbow macaroni! Definitely a budget friendly meal that will feed a crowd!

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23 replies
  1. Budder Kupp
    Budder Kupp says:

    I much prefer adding a can of Hunt's tomato sauce to the hamburg..instead of tomato juice. And to jazz it add a little oregano, basil & parsley (dried or fresh). Much better. My Nonna's recipe from Italy. Oh..and cook in olive oil with a small piece of salt pork for extra flavoring.

  2. Merrilee
    Merrilee says:

    If extra lean ground beef is used, you can add olive oil, or as in this recipe, the butter adds a ton of flavor.

    My grandmother used to make this, thank you for posting this.

  3. Deb D
    Deb D says:

    This is exactly what I grew up on in the Boston and Cape Cod area. I would dearly love to have your take on fish cakes. We used dry cod (baccala) that we soak, rehydrate, and rinse, and rinse, then with mashed potatoes and mashed fish mixed, we make fish cakes dipped in egg then cornmeal, then fried in a cast iron skillet. Anyway….fish cakes and baked beans are a staple in my area. I'd love to have you give it a whack. Thanks for considering it and thanks for all of your great videos. You are awesome!!

  4. Steve Logan
    Steve Logan says:

    Yep, saw a food network video triple d, they called it yankee doodle chop suey, place was in boston. Larry this recipe and the goulash should be in your budget meal series, if not there already

  5. Ed Keaton
    Ed Keaton says:

    Thanks for sharing, Larry! That American Chop Suey recipe looks identical to the one that my housemate would make for himself from time to time! I've tried stuff like that and it was the tastiest "Ghoulash" that I've ever eaten! Thanks again for sharing your recipe!

  6. Swedish American
    Swedish American says:

    It's goulash in 90% of the country. In the can it is Beearoni lol.

    You need to use a good macaroni for a recipe like this not just the cheap dollar kind. Creamettes would be my recommendation. I use tomato soup for the sauce.

  7. Stranger Horse
    Stranger Horse says:

    20 percent fat is junk food. What you drain off is added water and the natural nutrients in the beef. Seems sorta wasteful. Then you add fat to it…ok. Get some real grass fed grass finished beef if you really want flavor. Find a rancher or farmer that raises beef without the additives. You won't even need to drain it and you can add more 'fat flavor' if you want. I do know about this: or check my channel


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