NYC Chopped Cheese Sandwich–browned ground beef with melty cheese and caramelized onions served on a toasted bun and topped with mayo, ketchup, lettuce and tomatoes. An Instant Pot version of the NYC chopped cheese sandwich.
NYC Chopped Cheese Sandwich
Looking for an easy and crowd pleasing dinner? Try these chopped cheese sandwiches! They are sort of like a cross between a cheeseburger and a philly cheese steak sandwich. They taste so good and are super quick to make.
The chopped cheese sandwich started in small bodegas in New York City. The NYC favorite is a chopped burger patty with caramelized onion. American cheese slices are melted on top before it’s transferred to a hero bun and topped with lettuce and tomatoes. My version utilizes the Instant Pot to quickly caramelize the onions and then cook the beef using the saute setting.
- Sweet onion
- Olive oil
- Baking soda–to help the onions caramelize faster
- 85/15 ground beef
- Kosher salt
- American or cheddar cheese
- Hero rolls
- Sliced tomatoes
- Shredded lettuce
The Basic Steps
- Use the Instant Pot to quickly caramelize the onions.
- Brown the ground beef using the saute setting.
- Add the cheese on top and let it get all melty.
- Serve up the meat on toasted buns with mayo, ketchup, tomatoes and lettuce.
- Serve with potato chips or french fries and baked beans or fruit salad.
- I used my 6 quart Instant Pot*. You can also make this in a 3 or 8 quart pot.
- Store the meat leftovers in an airtight container* in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
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Browned ground beef with melty cheese and caramelized onions served on a toasted bun and topped with mayo, ketchup, lettuce and tomatoes. An Instant Pot version of the NYC chopped cheese sandwich.
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 sweet onion, chopped
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1/8 tsp baking soda
- 1 pound 85/15 ground beef
- 3/4 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 4 (1 oz) slices American or cheddar cheese
- 4 hero rolls
- Sliced tomatoes
- Shredded lettuce
- Pour water into Instant Pot. Add in onion. Drizzle oil over the onion. Sprinkle baking soda over the top of the onion.
- Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 4 minutes. When time is up move valve to venting and remove the lid.
- Turn Instant Pot to saute setting. Add in the ground beef with the onions. Break up the beef and brown and cook through for about 5 minutes. Add in the salt and pepper.
- Turn Instant Pot to keep warm setting. Place the cheese slices on top of the meat and let melt.
- Slice the hero rolls ¾ of the way through with a serrated knife. Toast the buns (I used oven’s broiler). Spread mayo on each of the buns. Drizzle ketchup on top of mayo.
- Use a spatula to transfer a quarter of the meat and cheese filling to each sandwich. Add sliced tomatoes and lettuce. Season with salt and pepper.
- Serve and enjoy!
- Category: Beef
- Method: Instant Pot
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