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Welcome to my ScandinAsian food blog. A blog about what I like to make in my little Norweigan kitchen, from homemade meals to fun creative sandwiches. My parents gave me the name Sorieya, a Cambodian name, which means sun. I'm originally from the United States. Now I'm currently living in Norway, married to a Norwegian man with 3 beautiful children. It's hard being away from my family back in the States and I miss them everyday. I am not an artist but I love making fun sandwiches for my kids. I am not a professional chef but I love to cook and I love being in the kitchen. I love introducing my children to different kind of international food, introducing food from my childhood and explaining to my kids the history about their culture and food. I love spending those quality time together teaching my little ones how to make bread, Khmer food, and teaching me Norwegian. My Norwegian isn't that great but I do understand just the basics but speaking it, that's another story.

Monday, February 4, 2013

My American Chop Suey

The other day for dinner I've made American chop suey. One of my favorite dish as a kid. I have made this dish different ways and I wanted to share this because my kids and husband loves it. When I was pregnant with my first that 's when I started to make American Chop Suey. I was craving it a lot. That was back in 2006. 

3 tablespoons butter
2 stalk celery, chopped
1 green bell pepper, cored, seeded, and finely chopped
1 onion, minced
2 clove garlic, minced
650 grams 80% lean ground beef
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons Heinz chili sauce (optional)
salt & pepper
1/4 cup dried Toro tomato soup base (optional)
1 can 28oz tomato with juice
tomato sauce
1/4 cup tomato paste
1/3  cup beef stock
a pinch of sugar
1 lb elbow macaroni

1 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese

Chopped bell pepper and celery.

Chopped onions and garlic

In a large pan or large pot over medium heat, add in melted butter. Add in onion and bell pepper. Stirred often until soft for about 5 minutes. Stirred in garlic, cook for a minute, then added in ground beef, stirred and breaking up meat with a spoon. 

Stirred in celery

Added herbs, spices, Heinz chili sauce, Worcestershire sauce, pepper over beef mixture. Added in salt to taste, stirred until mixed well. Afterwards I added in dried toro tomato soup.

Add in canned tomatoes with juices, tomato sauce, paste, beef stock and sugar. Stirred, covered, simmered for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile in a soup pot with water, add in dash of salt and a little olive oil, bring salted water to a boil over high heat. Added in macaroni, cooked, stirred,  for 10 minutes until cooked through. Drained macaroni and added to chop suey. Stir and mix well.

Serve hot, top with fresh grated Parmesan cheese

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