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American Chop Suey Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Diddy (Mealing) Thompson
Added: Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 pound ground beef (lean)
1 cup chopped bell pepper
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
1 large can tomatoes (I use diced)
1 cup raw rice
1 small can mushrooms (stems and pieces is fine)
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
Directions:
Lightly brown the ground beef (and drain grease) in large skillet that has a lid. Add celery, onion and peppers and continue to cook for about 5 or 6 minutes, stirring and mixing as it cooks. Pour can of tomatoes over the meat. Spread raw rice over the tomatoes and top with the can of mushrooms, juice and all. Salt and pepper to taste. Add a little more water, if needed (up to 1/2 cup). Cover with lid; turn heat to low and simmer about an hour. When serving, don't stir to mix - just dip down deep to get some of each layer. Exact proportions are not necessary in this recipe, but it's always good. (It is excellent warmed over.)

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
5 to 6
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
There is some disagreement on the origin of this recipe. I thought it came from Aunt Louella (mother's sister); Pat says it came from a Georgia Power cooking school demonstration Mother attended (maybe with Aunt Louella). Anyway, it has always been a family favorite one-dish-meal. We always serve it with hush puppies. This with a green or tossed salad, makes a wonderful meal! I'm doing the best I can with proportions, as there is no known written recipe - until now! In her later years Mother would call me to ask how to make it, and it was HER recipe to begin with. As the years creep up on me, my memory is also failing, so it's good to write this down - or I'll be calling MY daughters for the recipe soon!

 

 

 

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