Tuesday, February 15, 2011

American Chop Suey

American Chop Suey

Such a simple dish, yet so delicious! We make it with our roasted tomato sauce, but any sauce will do.



American Chop Suey

1 pound ground beef
4 cups uncooked pasta, your choice
1 quart roasted tomato sauce

Cook ground beef.

Cook pasta according to the package instructions.

Combine cooked ground beef and cooked pasta, add the roasted tomato sauce.

Heat and serve

Yield: 4 servings
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8 comments:

  1. I have to giggle here...and I assure you I am not laughing at you...it is in good nature. This must be a Maine thing. I have another friend in Troy, Maine that calls this chop suey too. I call it Goulash. My Grandmother made Goulash with macaroni noodles though, and diced tomato. Whatever we call it, it looks scrumptious!

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  2. You are right about things being called different names in different regions.....it's like the soda, pop and tonic thing, depending upon where you live. It is yummy.... : )

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  3. Great photo. What a simple and easy dinner. Question...have you used your solar oven yet? Just wondering how you like it. I am thinking about getting one. Emily

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  4. Hi Emily, Thank you.
    I haven't used the solar oven yet. I set it in front of our sliding glass doors to see if it would get enough sun, and it didn't. There is just so much snow here this year that I haven't been able to set it up outside yet (and it's been so cold). I have high hopes for it this summer and as soon as I am able to use it I will let you know how it works out.
    ~ Nancy

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  5. Hi Nancy - Thanks for the info on your solar oven. I was reading on their website that you can use it no mater what the outside temp is - as long as there is sun. I think you can use it year round even though you have snow on the ground, as long as the sun is out. we don't have snow here like you do, but that was one of the points I liked - all year round. Emily

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  6. Emily, Yes, you are right about using it year round. I don't have a good outdoor spot yet (although I suppose I could set up a table) so I have been holding off until the snow goes. Hopefully next year we will have a front deck and that will make it a lot easier. Let me know if you get one and how it works for you.
    ~ Nancy

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  7. Hi Nancy. yes, someplace to set the unit outside in the winter would be helpful! I showed my husband the website for the solar cooker. He had one of the same thought I did - not much info on cooking with it. I did find a blog a woman has about cooking with it for one year. I need to spend some more time over there and get a better feel for the whole thing. Here is her blog and she just did a post with a new blog address where she has moved. http://solarovenchef.blogspot.com/ (old blog)
    Emily

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  8. Thanks for the info, Emily. The woman I know that has one says it's so easy to use. The oven came with a lot of hints and a few recipes. Won't be much longer and I will be trying mine.

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