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Copycat Hot Buttered Cheesesteak


I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio.


Cleveland, Many Years Ago


It was a wonderful place to grow up and I left a piece of my heart there.



Of course, I didn’t grow up in the actual city of Cleveland.

I grew up in the western suburbs

with a beautiful forest in my backyard.

My memories are filled with family& friends,

Green Trees

Beautiful Rivers & Metro-parks.

Would you believe I slid down a waterfall just like this one,{if not this one}

on my bum when I was just a child? I don’t think it was this full but…BEST-DAY-EVER!!!

{and well worth the swimsuit I destroyed}

I remember Days spent at  Beautiful Lake Erie,

View inside The Indian Stadium Before Jacob’s Field{so, the one I remember} taken by Aly.C.Photography.


Family outings at Indian Games,

Cedar Point1

and many summers spent at Cedar Point.

I miss these things, but they made for a wonderful childhood,

some fantastic memories, & I wouldn’t change a thing.

I have also found that I miss certain foods.

Surprisingly, they aren’t even fancy foods.

The foods I miss most are simple, dare I say “kid foods”.

They are foods from certain chains that I don’t have access to anymore.

Mr Hero’s Back in the Day

Foods like donuts from Duncan Doughnuts, Cheesesteaks from Mr Hero’s, & A Reese’s Pieces Sundae from Friendly’s.

{I also miss certain foods my Grandma used to make but I will tell you about that another day}

Living away from “home” for almost 20 years now,

I have learned to cope.

That is why I developed my recipe for Hot Buttered Cheesesteaks,

to cope, & honestly, I like them even better than Mr Hero’s!

They are so yummy even my 14-year-old daughter who has never had Mr. Hero loves them.

There are only 4 ingredients unless you would prefer to add mushrooms & onions.

You start out by toasting the hogi buns.

{I know your admiring my well seasoned cookie sheets, yeah, they’re pretty awesome!  lol

I really need some new ones huh?}

Saute the roast beef , onions, & mushrooms in butter.

Remove the Meat {mushrooms & onions} from the pan & place it on one side of each hogi bun.

Cover them with Provolone Cheese.

And broil them again until the cheese is melted.

That’s it! All there is to it!

Easy as cheesesteak!!!  haha, I’m a nerd. ;)

Hot Buttered Cheesesteak

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   Serves 4-6 Sandwiches
  • 1 lbs. Roast Beef Pre-sliced thinly
  • 1/2 lbs. Provolone Cheese Pre-sliced thinly
  • 4-6 Hogi Buns
  • 1-3 Tbsp. Margerine or Butter As needed
  • Mushrooms Optional, as desired
  • Onions Optional, sliced, as needed
  • Turn your oven on Broil. Butter the inside of the hogi buns & place them insides up on a cookie sheet. Toast them lightly while sauteing the roast beef.
  • Melt 1-2 Tbsp. butter in a pan over medium. Saute the roast beef, mushrooms, & onions if desired in the butter until the roast beef turns a brownish color and the mushrooms & onions are tender.
  • Separate the roast beef, mushrooms, & onions onto one half of each of the hogi buns. Cover them with the provolone cheese slices. Place them back into the oven and broil them again until the cheese is melted.
  • Replace the tops of the buns over the cheese. Move each sandwich to a plate and enjoy!

I believe I am going to take the Reese’s Pieces Sundae on next….{I am such a sucker for that treat}.

Have you ever had one?  Whether you have or not, if you like ice cream, peanut butter, hot fudge, or Reese’s Pieces

you will want to be sure to come back for this one!

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Where did you grow up? What are some of the things you miss or

love about your home wherever that may be?

I would love to hear about them & I will do my best to respond.

Til next time dear friends!

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16 Responses so far.

  1. Christy says:

    Love this! Very convincing about making Cleveland a great place to grow up. You should get a commission for those comments. We’ll have new people moving in by the thousands. The Hero sandwich looks yummy! I’ll have to try it, thanks for sharing! Christy

  2. amber says:

    Thanks Christy! It was easy, I meant every word. It is a pretty great place. :)
    Thanks for the pictures of our Barnard cousins I used. I love those pics & we wouldn’t all have them if it wasn’t for you!

  3. Cassilda says:

    i agree. thanks

  4. Connie C. Khan says:

    Hello, I simply wanted to take time to make a comment and say I have really enjoyed reading your site.

  5. Cleci says:

    when i’m going to write in my blog, i come here and read your articles so i get inspired to write very well.

  6. amber says:

    Oh wow Cleci,
    that is so very sweet of you,
    thank you!

  7. amber says:

    Thank you Connie!
    I hope to see you again!

  8. Adiles says:

    thanks for the share.

  9. Rick says:

    !Hi Amber. I manage a Mr.Hero if you really want to know how to make one right way. :)

  10. Aaron says:

    Rick, I would LOVE to know how to make a Mr. Hero hot buttered cheesesteak. I grew up in Strongsville but moved to Texas. Please provide recipe!

  11. amber says:

    Hi Rick :)
    Are you friends with my cousins? The Barnards…Adam, Mathew, Peter, Nate? :)
    How are you doing? How is your family?
    and sure…I would LOVE to know how and apparently Aaron would like to know how too…thank you! ;) :)

  12. Aaron says:

    Amber, I am going to be going to the store today to buy the ingredients to make this recipe. There has to be a “special” seasoning that Mr. Hero uses…

  13. Michael Swiney says:

    This is a wonderful story and recipe!! I too grew up in Cleveland in the eastern suburbs. Willoughby Hills to be exact. I grew up in a forest, had Metroparks very close by and remember the same old stadium as you!!! I too have been away for 20 years. Now I live in New Jersey. It blows, but I digress. I believe that Cleveland is a far better destination for culinary enjoyment. I have eaten in NYC, LA, Chicago and everywhere in between. Cleveland has by far much better food. Can’t wait to try this!!

  14. amber says:

    Thank you so much for your comment. It made me smile. I really hope you enjoy it! :)

  15. Becky OSU says:

    Just a tip…they use Orlando brand hoagies and it’s Swiss American cheese :-)

  16. Becky OSU says:

    And the meat is Steak- um type meat…