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Chopped Cheese Sandwich is in Sarasota!


Chopped Cheese Sandwich

Here's how a typical chopped cheese sandwich is made:

  1. Ingredients:

    • Ground beef or beef patties

    • Cheese (usually American cheese, but other varieties like cheddar or Swiss can be used)

    • Lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and pickles (optional)

    • Condiments such as ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, and hot sauce (optional)

    • Italian or hero roll


  1. Preparation:

    • The ground beef is typically seasoned with a variety of spices, including salt, pepper, and often some secret ingredients for flavor.

    • The beef is cooked on a griddle or flat-top grill, and as it cooks, it's chopped into small pieces with a spatula. This chopping process gives the sandwich its name.

    • Slices of cheese are placed on top of the chopped beef, allowing it to melt and coat the meat.

    • The Italian roll is usually toasted on the grill or in an oven.


  1. Assembly:

    • The toasted roll is filled with the chopped beef and melted cheese mixture.

    • Toppings such as lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles, and condiments can be added according to the customer's preferences.


The result is a hearty and flavorful sandwich known for its savory, cheesy, and slightly spicy taste. Chopped cheese sandwiches have gained popularity beyond New York City and can be found in various cities throughout the United States.

It's worth noting that while the basic concept of a chopped cheese sandwich remains relatively consistent, there can be regional and individual variations in how it's prepared and served. Some people like to customize their sandwiches with additional ingredients, making it a versatile and customizable street food option.

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