Chopped Cheese

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Let’s whip up a classic New York sandwich – the famous chopped cheese! Imagine a cheeseburger all chopped up and packed into a sub, loaded with fresh veggies, and a drizzle of ketchup and mayo. Trust me, it’s worth a try!

Chopped Cheese

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Servings 2


**Ground Beef:**

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon adobo seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Dash of cayenne to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 green or red bell pepper chopped
  • 4 slices American cheese

**For Assembly:**

  • 2 rolls or sub bread toasted
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Tomatoes sliced
  • Avocados thinly sliced
  • Cooked beef bacon optional
  • Ketchup
  • Mayonnaise


  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add olive oil and butter.
  • Toss in the onions, peppers, and garlic. Sauté for 3 to 4 minutes until softened.
  • Add the ground beef and season with adobo, coriander, smoked paprika, cayenne, black pepper, and salt. Mix well.
  • Let the ground beef cook for 5 to 6 minutes, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as it browns.
  • Reduce the heat to low. Divide the meat into two to four sections, depending on the sandwich size. Place 1 to 2 slices of cheese on top of each section. Cover and let the cheese melt for about a minute or two.
  • On toasted bread, layer avocado, lettuce, tomato, meat & cheese, ketchup, mayo, and optional bacon.
  • Close the sandwich and enjoy it warm!

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