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Best Chopped Cheese Sandwiches (New York Style Chopped Cheese Recipe)

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  • Author: Emily Roselyn
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 sandwhiches


Chopped beef burgers, melted gooey cheese, caramelized onions, tomatoes, and shredded lettuces are topped on a toasted hero bun in New York City’s Chopped Cheese Sandwich. This is the traditional method for making the famous New York City chopped cheese. It tastes like a Philly cheesesteak, but better!



  • 4 burger patties (or 1/2 pound ground beef)
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 sweet onion diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 slices American cheese or cheddar cheese

For the Bread

  • 4 hero rolls sliced 3/4 through
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup or to taste


  • 2 tomatoes sliced
  • 3 cups iceberg lettuce shredded


Prepare the Bread

Preparing the Filling


Assemble the Sandwich



You can use ground beef instead of burger patties for this recipe.

  • Category: Main
  • Method: mix
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 4
  • Calories: 661kcal
  • Sugar: 14g
  • Sodium: 1504mg
  • Fat: 39g
  • Saturated Fat: 15g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 47g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 31g
  • Cholesterol: 103mg

Keywords: Chopped Cheese, Chopped Cheese Sandwich