American Chop Suey

My original plan with this recipe was to make it like my mom always did when I was a kid growing up. It didn’t go as planned because I was missing one ingredient and of course I had to spice it up a bit because my husband and I both like a little kick. You’ll have to wait until the end to see what the missing ingredient was!!

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American Chop Suey
Serves: 6

Ingredients:

1 lb of ground turkey (I use ground turkey to make it a tad bit healthier)
1 green pepper, diced
1 jalapeno pepper, diced
1 small onion, diced
1 chili pepper, diced
2 cans of diced tomatoes
1 can of tomato soup
Salt & Pepper
Red Pepper Flakes (optional)
1 box of elbow macaroni (this is the pasta my mom always used, I buy the hidden veggie kind for my picky daughter)

What to do:

Dice the peppers and put aside. Brown the turkey using salt, pepper and red flakes (if using).

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While that is browning add the diced peppers and diced tomatoes into the crock pot. Add the meat once it’s browned through. Stir to combine.

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Cook on low for 7-8 hours. During the last hour add the tomato soup, pasta and a little water if it seems dry.

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Stir to combine and cook for one hour, until the pasta is tender.

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Top with your favorite parmesan cheese and enjoy! This is a freezer friendly meal without a doubt too! The missing ingredient makes the difference, it makes it creamier and thicker which I love, next time I’ll update my pictures when I have the tomato soup! :) Enjoy!!

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