Cali Chopped Cheese +

CALI CHOPPED CHEESE +

After seeing this video I was inspired to post my version of New York’s Chopped Cheese.

My delicious recipe is below. You may notice that I do not give exact measurements. My goal is to force you to use common sense and “trial and error” in order to create the perfect recipe to your liking. You decide how much or how little of each ingredient you would like to use.

Spicy Ginger Cream Cheese Spread

Cream Cheese, softened

Minced Jalapenos

Minced Pickled Ginger/Gari Shoga

Pepper

  1. Combine the above ingredients in a bowl and mix until smooth.
  2. If you think you need more ginger, add more.

If you want the cream cheese to be spicier after you taste it, then add more Jalapenos. It’s all up to you.

You may want to leave the cream cheese out of your fridge to allow it to soften, this will make mixing so much smoother.

Garlic Bread/Toast

French Bread or Texas Toast

Unsalted Butter

Minced Garlic

Salt to taste

  1. Combine butter, garlic and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Mix these ingredients in the bowl until well combined.
  3. Spread this mixture on the french bread or toast and toast the bread.

Chorizo Ground Beef

Beef or Pork Chorizo

Ground Beef of Your Choice

Salt and Pepper

  1. Set your skillet at low heat and add chorizo.
  2. Cook chorizo until it melts and is fully cooked.
  3. While chorizo is cooking, place ground beef in a bowl and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Once chorizo is fully cooked, add seasoned ground beef to the pan. Cook ground beef to your preference (rare, medium rare, medium, well, etc.).

Suggested Condiments

Bacon

Sunny Side Egg

Cheese Slices, Cheese of your Choice

Tomato Slices

Avocado Slices

Shredded Lettuce

Caramelized/Grilled Onions

Pickled Vegetables

Barbecue Sauce

Mayonaise

Mustard

Combine all of the above ingredients in any way you like to create your sandwich.

If you want your sliced cheese melted:

  1. You can wrap your sandwich in a paper towel, pop it in the microwave and heat it until the cheese is melted. Don’t leave it in the microwave for too long because the cheese will become an overheated mess.
  2. You can also wrap the sandwich in foil and pop it in the oven to heat the sandwich and melt the cheese. This my favorite method because the bread wont get soggy and will have a nice crispness.

I like to serve these delicious sandwiches with a side of French Fries, but of course you can create any sides you want.

Our Final Product:

Deluxe Chopped Cheese

Enjoy!

-MANÉ

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