American Chop Suey with Meat

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Title: American Chop Suey with Meat
Yield: 1 Servings
Categories: Meats


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Cook up lots of chopped onions and some hamburger meat (the amount
depended upon how flush the pocket book was at the time). Of course, my
mother used to use a little bacon fat in the pan to begin with, and drain
off any extra fat from the hamburger, tho we raised our own meat, and it
was pasture fed, pretty lean. Meanwhile get a BIG pot of water boiling and
cook up a mess of elbow macaroni - depending on how much you need to
stretch the recipe. We always used "the macaroni kettle", and woe if
something else was in it. Remember - I made this for 14 people, and I
still always make too much. And we are not talking pasta here, we need
plain old Prince elbow macaroni. Here is where my family added their own
touch. Rather than Campbell's tomato soup, we used our own home grown
canned tomatoes. My mother used to can about 200 quarts a season. So dump a
quart or so of good thick canned tomatoes (break up the whole tomatoes a
bit) in with the hamburger and onions, add the macaroni, and salt and
pepper to taste. Serve up in big bowls with homemade bread. We came to
like it best made this way. If you use the Campbells' tomato soup
variation, just add enough soup to make the mixture nice and gooey. Some
people, being fancier than we were, would put the whole mixture in a big
casserole dish, top it with buttered bread crumbs and bake it for a short
time in the oven. This used to appear at Pot-Luck Suppers with great
regularity. Could feed a lot of hungry kiddos with American Chop Suey

Recipe By : Yarblady

From: Ladies Home Journal- August 1991