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Chopped Cheese Burger

New York City is home to some of the best sandwiches including the chopped cheese sandwich, which originated in one of the city’s bodegas. Chopped cheese is technically a burger made into a sandwich, making its sandwich and patty the most crucial ingredient. Our recipe might not be the original, but we hope it had the juicy patty, gooey cheese, caramelized onions, with fresh tomatoes and shredded lettuce all in one bite of a sub roll that NYC has to offer.


  • 1 tablespoon oil

  • 4 hoagie or sub rolls

  • 4 burger patties, or 1/2 lb of ground beef

  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt

  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/2 tsp granulated garlic

  • 1 sweet onion

  • 8 slices of American or cheddar cheese

  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise

  • 2 tbsp ketchup

  • 2 tomatoes, sliced

  • 3 cups iceberg lettuce


  1. Grease the flat cooking top with a small amount of oil. Fry the burger patties and season one side with salt, pepper, and garlic. Flip the patties once they turn brown, then season again on the other side.

  2. While the patties are still cooking, dice the sweet onion and sauté. Also, slice bread rolls open 3/4 of the way to prepare for toasting.

  3. Begin chopping the patties to pieces and mix with onions. Add a layer of cheese on top.

  4. Toast the buns. Meanwhile, add cheese to the chopped patties. Remove from the pan once the cheese is completely melted.

  5. Smear ketchup and mayo on the rolls before putting the meat. You can also add more onion, tomatoes, and lettuce to your sandwich.

  6. Serve while still hot. Enjoy!

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Chopped Cheese Sandwich
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