Dinner Time: American Chop Suey
“The recipe originated in diners on the east coast,” Krina says. “My parents were born in Rhode Island and this is much more popular there. What I really like about this recipe is that there aren’t many ingredients, and I usually have them all on hand. Plus, I can make the sauce in advance, while the kids are at school, and then when we are ready to eat, I only need to boil the pasta. I usually serve with something simple on the side—steamed green beans tossed with olive oil and lemon.”
American Chop Suey
Brown the beef with salt and pepper. While the beef is browning, chop celery. After the beef is browned, add celery, tomato sauce and one can full of water to pan. Stir and then sprinkle with cinnamon. Cook on med/low heat, stirring occasionally for about an hour. Mix sauce with cooked pasta.
—Submitted by Krina Huddlestun of Lake Forest