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American Chop Suey Recipe

This American Chop Suey recipe is a delicious, healthy alternative to Hamburger Helper. ($.97 per serving)
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword American Chop Suey
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 188kcal


  • 1 lb. ground beef preferably grass-fed or organic
  • 1 bell pepper diced
  • 15 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. honey or to taste
  • 12 oz. whole wheat macaroni


  • Brown the ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the diced bell pepper and cook over medium heat for another minute.
  • Add the tomato sauce, tomatoes, onion powder, paprika, salt, chili powder, cinnamon, and honey. Simmer over medium-low heat for 10 minutes, or until it reaches the thickness you want.
  • While the sauce is simmering, boil the macaroni according to the package directions. Drain the pasta and add it to the sauce.
  • Taste and adjust the seasonings. Different canned tomatoes have different amounts of salt and seasoning, so add extra seasonings if needed.



Calories: 188kcal