Healthy Meal Prep
Chopped Cheese Sandwich Recipe

Chopped Cheese Sandwich


These chopped cheese sandwiches originated in New York City and are traditionally made on a flat top grill; this easier version uses a cast iron skillet version.


  • 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 sauteed onion in between the spaces of the hamburger pieces. Layer cheese over the beef, and cook 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  5. Spread reserved mustard sauce on the bottom bun of each hoagie roll. Divide meat mixture between the two sandwiches. Top each with shredded lettuce and sliced tomato.

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Nutritional Information

Chopped Cheese Sandwich

Servings Per Recipe: 2
Calories: 803.5
% Daily Value *
protein: 103 %
carbohydrates: 15 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 16 %
fat: 69 %
saturated fat: 114 %
cholesterol: 58 %
vitamin a iu: 37 %
niacin equivalents: 149 %
vitamin b6: 31 %
vitamin c: 37 %
folate: 10 %
calcium: 35 %
iron: 27 %
magnesium: 20 %
potassium: 22 %
sodium: 71 %
thiamin: 16 %
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*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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