Monday, April 9, 2012

Recipe: American Chop Suey...I think

I have no idea what American Chop Suey is.  Like, who invited that name?  Is it the same thing as Goulash?  And WTF is Goulash? I did not make that word up.  It looks like Chop Suey so it must be the same because someone DEFINITELY made up the name, "American Chop Suey."  Growing up I think we called it, 'Spaghetti and Meat Sauce."  I'm gonna combine the two and just call it, "Macaroni and Meat with Some Peppers Thrown in."  It's pretty tasty.  See for yourself.

1 box elbow macaroni
1 lb. ground turkey
1-2 green peppers, diced
1 onion, diced
3 gloves garlic, minced
chopped fresh parsley
1 large can crushed tomatoes 

Cook pasta according to directions.  Set aside.  In a separate saucepan, brown turkey and add onions and garlic until onions are transparent.  Add peppers and spices and cook until peppers are tender. 

 Mix in half the sauce and simmer.  Once everything is combined, transfer mixture to macaroni and stir well, adding remaining sauce from the can.  Top with fresh Mozzarella and parsley.

oh yeah, SIDENOTE: this makes enough food for 2 grown men and me, plus seconds, plus leftovers.   Which I'm not mad about.