This American Chop Suey recipe offered by Allrecipies.com takes only about 30 minutes to prepare and cook, and requires only six ingredients: macaroni, ground beef, onion, condensed tomato soup, salt and pepper. It is a basic saute, and requires a pot for cooking the macaroni, as well as a separate skillet or saucepan to prepare the ground beef, onion and tomato sauce.
To make this American Chop Suey, cook a 16-ounce package of elbow macaroni per the package's instructions. While the macaroni is cooking, cook 1 pound of lean ground beef in a skillet or saucepan over medium-high heat. Saute 1 chopped onion with the beef until the beef is brown, usually within five to 10 minutes. Pour out any excess fat from the beef, taking care to leave the onion and ground beef in the pan. Pour 2 10.75-ounce cans of condensed tomato soup into the pan, and stir the mixture together thoroughly, allowing it to simmer over low heat.
When the elbow macaroni is done, drain it and return it to its pot. Pour the beef, onion and tomato mix from its pan into the macaroni pot, and thoroughly mix them together. Add salt and pepper to taste. This recipe creates roughly five servings, at about 664 calories per serving.