American Chop Suey is the New England version of macaroni and beef/beefaroni. Some people top this dish with cheese before baking it/finishing it off. I don't season too agressively to allow each person to do so on their own. Some people also serve this with sweet relish.
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2lb Ground Beef
1lb pasta (elbow macaroni preferred)
1 15oz can tomato sauce
1 6oz can tomato paste
1 bell pepper
1 large onion
4 celery stalks
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Roughly chop pepper, onion and celery and set aside
2. Cook pasta according to package directions, perhaps a minute or two less
3. Brown the ground beef in a pan, drain off excess fat
4. Combine ground beef, pasta, vegetables, tomato sauce and tomato paste in a large pot or oven-safe dish. Either finish cooking on stovetop (partially covered) over a low flame or in the oven (covered) at ~300F. Since everything has already been cooked this is really just to blend all the stuff together.
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