Chopped Cheese Sandwich

These chopped cheese sandwiches originated in New York City and are traditionally made on a flat top grill. However, most people do not have those, so I created a cast iron skillet version.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 2 tablespoons stone ground mustard

  • 2 tablespoons ketchup

  • 4 pickled cherry peppers, stems removed

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • ¼ cup chopped onions

  • 12 ounces lean ground beef

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 3 slices American cheese

  • 2 hoagie rolls, toasted

  • 1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce

  • 1 roma tomato, thinly sliced


  1. Combine mustard, ketchup, and cherry peppers in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until smooth and set aside.

  2. Melt butter in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook until onions are soft and are starting to caramelize, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

  3. Form beef into two patties and season with salt and pepper. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add hamburger patties and cook 5 minutes or until a crust forms on the bottom. Flip patties over and cook 3 minutes.

  4. Using a wide spatula, break patties up into large pieces. Sprinkle sautéed onion in between spaces of the hamburger pieces. Layer cheese over beef, and cook 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.

  5. Spread reserved mustard sauce on bottom bun of each hoagie roll. Divide meat mixture between two sandwiches. Top each with shredded lettuce and sliced tomato.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

804 Calories
45g Fat
47g Carbs
51g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 804
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 45g 57%
Saturated Fat 23g 114%
Cholesterol 173mg 58%
Sodium 1776mg 77%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 51g
Vitamin C 22mg 111%
Calcium 353mg 27%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 783mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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