Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Skillet American Chop Suey
So this version started with a large onion, and a clove of garlic, chopped. I also added about 5 sliced mushrooms (they were getting very close to science project status in the crisper drawer), and some red pepper flakes. Once that got started, I threw in a pound of ground hamburger and let it all cook until the meat was no longer pink. At that point, I poured in what was left of a bottle of red wine. If I had to guess, I'd say maybe a cup. I let that cook over medium heat while I put the egg noodles on to boil.
While the noodles were cooking, I added a can of crushed tomatoes and about a cup of leftover marinara sauce to the pan. I checked for seasoning and added a little salt. After the sauce had tightened up a little, I added the now-cooked egg noodles and mixed it all up. I topped it with sliced of fresh mozzarella, then put the whole skillet under the broiler to melt the cheese.
I served it with some grated parmesan cheese.