I love this baked chop suey recipe. If it is a cool day, I bring out a pound of hamburger and in no time I have a delicious and easy meal on the table. Comfort food at it's best.
Chop suey is known by many names. I see homemade chop suey recipes that look like goulash to me. You know, the ground beef, macaroni and tomato dish you make in a pan on the stove.
My version is different. I use the ground beef, and instead of pasta I use rice. So it is a hamburger rice dish. I love this version so much better (maybe it is just a Wisconsin thing).
I have given you the framework and you can interchange ingredients if you want to. Instead of hamburger, you may use shredded pork - it's up to you.
HOMEMADE HAMBURGER CHOP SUEY HOT DISH
1 lb ground beef
1 tsp homemade garlic powder
1 tsp homemade onion powder
1 small onion, grated
1 cup celery, grated
1/4 cup carrot, grated
1 can homemade condensed cream of celery soup
1 can (10-1/2oz) homemade condensed cream of chicken soup
1-1/2 cups warm water
1/4 cup homemade soy sauce
1/2 cup uncooked rice
1 can Chinese noodles (a must for this recipe)
PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees.
Place the ground beef in a saucepan with the onion and celery. Sprinkle with garlic and onion powder and fry until no longer pink. Drain and set aside.
In a bowl, mix the condensed soup with the warm water, 1/2 cup raw rice and soy sauce. Fold in the ground beef mixture and 1/4 of the can of Chinese noodles and put into a casserole dish. Bake for 1 hour.
Bring the casserole out of the oven and cover with the reserved 3/4 can of noodles. Bake another 15 minutes. I even drizzle more soy sauce over the top of the casserole before I eat it. Delicious.
What goes famously with this hot dish is a slice of homemade bread and butter. So good. You can even bring out the chopsticks. I would starve then, because I have no clue how to use them...