1938 Depression Era Chop Suey

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Apr. 02, 2019

Glen is back in the kitchen making recipes from our stash of depression era recipe books. This week he makes a 1938 Depression Era Chop Suey Recipe. American chop suey recipes go by a few different names American Goulash, and Chili Mac.
Now this American Chop Suey recipe is a transitional version between the original all rice recipe and the contemporary all macaroni version.

Ingredients

Ground beef 1 Pound
Onions 4 Medium
Butter 1 Tablespoon
Cold cooked rice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Cooked macaroni 1 Cup (16 tbs) , cold
Canned tomatoes 10 Ounce (1 pint)
Salt To Taste
Pepper To Taste
Breadcrumbs 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)

Directions

GETTING READY:

1. Preheat oven to 180C (350ºF).

MAKING:

2. Fry onions in butter until softened.

3. Add ground beef and fry till browned.

4. Add rice, macaroni, tomatoes, salt and pepper.

5. Scoop into a 9x9” baking dish and cover with bread crumbs.

6. Bake for 40 -45 minutes.

SERVING:

7. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 55 Minutes
Ready In: 55 Minutes
Servings: 3