American Chop Suey

Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn
  • Yield: 6 servings


1pound lean ground beef
1medium onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
2-- celery ribs, chopped (about 1 cup)
1-- (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 1/2cups jarred tomato-based pasta sauce
1/2cup water
1tablespoon tomato paste
1/2teaspoon coarse salt
1/8teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
8ounces uncooked elbow macaroni (2 cups)


  1. 1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef, onion and celery; cook, mixing occasionally with a large spoon to break up meat, until beef is browned and onion is softened. Add tomatoes, pasta sauce, water, tomato paste, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer 15 minutes.
  2. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and transfer to a large bowl.  Add sauce and toss to combine.

Recipe by Jean Kressy.


Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 270
  • Fat 4g
  • Sodium 580mg
  • Carbohydrate 38g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Protein 21g
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