Chopped Cheese Sandwiches

Even though you’re eating these at home, you’re gonna want to wrap them in foil or paper. It makes eating them way easier by steaming the bun just the right amount!

Chopping cheese is a very common problem. People often complain about the mess, the time it takes to chop, and the difficulty of getting a perfect chop. There are many different ways to fix this problem, but that’s not what we’re here to discuss.

The Complete Guide to New York Chopped Cheese Sandwiches

What is a New York Chopped Cheese Sandwich?

A New York chopped cheese sandwich is a type of sandwich that consists of a layer of chopped meat and cheese on a roll. The meat is typically beef, and the cheese is typically American.

This type of sandwich was created in New York City by an unknown chef in the 1950s, who decided to chop up some cold cuts with American cheese and put it on bread.

The name “chopped cheese” comes from the way the ingredients are cut into small pieces, or “chopped.”

Quick Tip!

A chopped cheese sandwich is a type of sandwich that is made with fried plantains instead of bread. The sandwiches are typically filled with meat, vegetables, and cheese.

The New York variation on the traditional Cuban sandwich replaces the bread with fried plantain slices and may be served hot or cold.

New York chopped cheese sandwiches are a type of sandwich that originated in New York City. It is a simple sandwich made with shredded cheese, chopped onions, and salt.

The sandwich was created in the 1970s by a man named Tony Abou-Ganim. He was the owner of a bar called “The Underground” located in New York City’s West Village. The idea for this sandwich came from his customers who wanted to enjoy their favorite cheeses without the bread getting soggy from the cheese.

Who invented the chopped cheese sandwich?

The origins of the New York chopped cheese sandwich are unknown. It’s been rumored that the sandwich was created by a street vendor in the Bronx as a solution to a problem: he didn’t have enough food for an order and improvised a new dish.

Others have speculated that the sandwich is an homage to New York City’s large Puerto Rican population and their affinity for American cheese. There are also those who say it’s simply another fast-food creation, similar in nature to the Philly cheesesteak. And then there are those who say that it’s just an imitation of french fries, topped with chopped tomatoes and onions, melted cheese, and a special sauce (which may or may not include ketchup).

Is a chopped cheese a cheesesteak? (a song)

What is a chopped cheese?

Is it a cheesesteak?

I don’t think so

A cheesesteak is Philly

And I’m trying to figure out why

You called me up and said you wanted to eat


Hey, can you help me out?

Do you know what a chopped cheese is?

Can you tell me what a chopped cheese is?

A cheesesteak is Philly

And I’m trying to figure out why

You called me up and said you wanted to eat

What is the Difference in Origin and Style?

The difference in origin and style of the Philly cheesesteak is largely due to the region that it comes from. A Philly cheesesteak is traditionally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The sandwich was first created by Pat Olivieri in 1930s Philadelphia.

The sandwich consists of thinly sliced rib eye steak, onions, and cheese (usually Cheez Whiz), all served on a long roll or a kaiser roll. The cheese is melted either on the meat or on the bread before serving.

However, there are other versions of this sandwich that can be found throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. These sandwiches may include provolone cheese instead of Cheez Whiz; they may also have fried peppers and onions on top or use Amoroso rolls as opposed to a long roll or kaiser roll

The origin of the sandwich is disputed. The most popular theory is that it was first created in 1930 by Pat Olivieri and his brother Harry at their hot dog stand, which was located on 9th Street in Philadelphia. The brothers were said to have been serving up cheesesteaks for about a year before they moved the operation to their newly opened restaurant, Pat’s King of Steaks, on Passyunk Avenue.

There are two different styles of cheesesteaks: the Philly style and the New York style. The Philly style is typically made with chopped or thinly sliced steak, fried onions and American cheese (or Cheez Whiz). The New York style cheesesteak typically has a much wider variety of toppings including sautéed onions, mushrooms and peppers as well as

The Complete OCKY Way to Make a Chopped Cheese Sandwich

The Secrets To Making an Ocky-Style Chopped Cheese Sandwich at Home!

Ocky’s is a restaurant in East Harlem that features a menu of Puerto Rican cuisine. The restaurant is famous for its chopped cheese sandwich. However, the sandwich is not available for purchase at the restaurant.

This article provides an easy way to make this popular dish at home!

The Secrets To Making an Ocky-Style Chopped Cheese Sandwich at Home!

Chopped Cheese Sandwich

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 Sandwiches
Calories: 815kcal


  • Parchment or Wax paper


The Sandwiches

  • 2 8" soft rolls large sausage bun, medium sub roll, etc
  • 1/2 lb ground beef 80/20 (medium) grind
  • 2-4 slices tomato sliced thin, halved
  • 12-16 pickled jalapeno slices slices
  • 4 tbsp chipotle aioli
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese the older the better
  • 1/2 cup onion diced small
  • 1/3 medium green pepper diced small
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp steak spice


The Buns

  • pre-heat your broiler
  • Split the buns and butter liberally. Toast on middle rack under broiler for 1-2 minutes to desired doneness
  • Spread both sides inside with chipotle aioli

The Meat

  • Cook the beef in a large skillet on medium until almost all brown
  • Add the veg and the spices and continue to cook another 2-3 minutes until veg begins to soften a little
  • Form the meat into a strip in the center of the pan, the width of your cheese slices
  • lay the cheese on top of the beef in a line, covering the whole strip, add 1 tbsp of water to the side of the pan and cover for 1 minute or until the cheese has fully melted into the meat
  • Using a spatula toss the meat into a pile, mixing in all the cheese

Making the Sandwich

  • spread one or both sides of each bun with chipotle aioli
  • shovel half the meat into each bun
  • Add tomato slices and jalapenos
  • wrap tight, slice in half and serve



Calories: 815kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 69g | Saturated Fat: 32g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 186mg | Sodium: 2261mg | Potassium: 692mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2922IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 329mg | Iron: 5mg