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    My Philadelphia-born friend is so devoted to her city's most famous sandwich that the first thing she did after her big fancy wedding was to head, gown and all, to her favorite local spot for a cheesesteak to end the night. On a recent visit, I comparison-shopped the cheesesteak sandwich shop. Here's my standard order: onions, whiz (i.e., Cheez Whiz), provolone, and giardiniera -- the pickled vegetables perk up the whole meaty, cheesy business. Regardless of where you buy it, everything starts with the vigorous chopping and flipping spatulas cutting through the frying beef a-sizzle on the flattop. Beyond that, the rest is personalized. Add the whiz? provolone? onions? peppers? giardiniera? You better know what you want before you step up to the counter.Excerpted from "Mad Hungry Cravings" by Lucinda Scala Quinn, Artisan Books, March 2013.

    Ingredients

    • One 1-pound boneless beef top round steak
    • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
    • 1 tablespoon safflower oil
    • 1 tablespoon coarse salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • Two 8-inch-long hero rolls
    • 4 slices provolone cheese
    • 1 cup Creamy Cheese Sauce
    • Giardiniera for garnish

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 2
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 543 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 30 g 46.17%
    • Saturated Fat: 14 g 67.53%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 142 mg 47.33%
    • Sodium: 4138 mg 172.44%
    • Calcium: 1 mg 0.13%
    • Potassium: 4 mg 0.11%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 4 mg 20.06%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 14 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0.3%
    • Sugar: 2 g
    • Protein: 60 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0.03%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat4
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat8
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total6 oz-eq

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