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American Chop Suey

Adapted from Lauren’s Kitchen, who found it on A Year of Slow Cooking

I’m not really sure why this recipe is called American Chop Suey. Another name for it could be beef and macaroni. Well, whatever you want to call it, it tastes pretty good! Once again, I needed a convenient crockpot recipe using ingredients I already had in my pantry (don’t you love those?), and this one came to the rescue!

This easily makes about 7 servings. I made this recipe on Sunday and immediately packaged it up for lunches during the week. It heats up really well and was a huge time saver. I’ll be doing the same thing this coming week with black beans and rice.


American Chop Suey

1 lb. ground beef
1 large onion, diced
14.5 oz. can tomatoes, undrained
1 can of water (use empty tomato can)
6 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
26 oz. jar pasta sauce
16 oz. box elbow macaroni, uncooked

Directions:
In a large skillet, brown ground beef and onion until fully cooked. Plop the beef and onion into your crockpot, and add all other ingredients except the pasta. Stir to combine. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4 hours. At end of cook time, add the uncooked macaroni and stir well. Cook on high for about 30 minutes. Serve topped with shredded cheese if desired, and enjoy!

Love garlic? Check out the ingredient spotlight at Eat at Home

Love pasta? Me too.

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Menu Jan. 9-14

Sunday: Onion Beef Roast (held over from last week) over egg noodles
Monday: Cream Cheese Chicken over rice
Tuesday: Sloppy Joes with fries and a salad
Wednesday: Garlicky pasta with tomatoes and basil
Thursday: Chicken Sausage Pasta Bake
Friday: Pizza

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Top 5 posts of 2010

These posts have gotten the most views in 2010. I’m not sure if this is a coincidence, but these recipes are definitely some of my favorites, too! If you haven’t tried them, I highly suggest you do. 🙂 Which crockpot recipe has been your favorite so far?

1. French Dip
2. Swiss Casserole Chicken
3. Cincinnati Skyline Chili
4. Making dried beans in the crockpot
5. Pulled pork tacos

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The Hungry Housewife is giving away an All-Clad Slow Cooker! (*Fingers crossed that I win!*) Check it out — deadline to enter is 9 p.m. EST on Monday, Jan. 10!

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