Portillo’s Style Italian Beef and Cheddar Croissants

  Portillos Style Italian Beef and Cheddar Croissants recipe pictures

Since it was Father’s Day over the weekend, Cliff’s first, we decided to let him pick whatever he wanted to post on the blog. I shouldn’t have been surprised when he picked beef and cheddar croissants. It is kind of like his thing. If you look at our instagram account its pretty much, beef and cheddar, baby, baby, baby, baby, dog, beef and cheddar, beef and cheddar, beef and cheddar, Lou Malnatis. I guess when you find something you like you stick with it.

Cliff’s most favorite thing to get at Portillo’s is a beef and cheddar croissant with sweet and hot peppers, cheese fries, and a beer. I have his order down pat. Personally, I prefer a hot dog plain, (I know, very unchicago of me) fries, and either a chocolate shake or a piece of chocolate cake. If I’m feeling really crazy I’ll order a chocolate cake shake.  I am a wild one!  For those of you who do not have Portillo’s near you ( I am so sorry) this is your chance to make the next best thing!

Portillos Style Italian Beef and Cheddar Croissants recipe pictures

Here’s what you’ll need

Portillos Style Italian Beef and Cheddar Croissants recipe pictures

Coat the peppers with olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder

Portillos Style Italian Beef and Cheddar Croissants recipe pictures

Heat the au jus

Portillos Style Italian Beef and Cheddar Croissants recipe pictures

Add the cooked peppers

Portillos Style Italian Beef and Cheddar Croissants recipe pictures

Add the cheese to the croissant

Portillos Style Italian Beef and Cheddar Croissants recipe pictures

Heat the beef and add it to the croissant

Portillos Style Italian Beef and Cheddar Croissants recipe pictures

Perfect Father’s Day lunch! Perfect random day lunch too!

Portillos Style Italian Beef and Cheddar Croissants recipe pictures
Portillo's Style Italian Beef and Cheddar Croissants
Portillos Style Italian Beef and Cheddar Croissants recipe pictures
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A copycat recipe of Portillo's famous beef and cheddar croissant with sweet and hot peppers.
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Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 pound roast beef from the deli + au jus
  2. 1-2 green peppers
  3. 4 croissants
  4. 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  5. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  6. salt
  7. pepper
  8. garlic powder
  9. giardiniera
Instructions
  1. Pre heat the oven to 400 degrees
  2. Cut the green peppers into quarters
  3. Remove the the seeds and ribs
  4. Place in a baking dish
  5. Coat with olive oil
  6. Sprinkle with a little salt, pepper, and garlic powder
  7. Bake for 1 hour
  8. Once the peppers are cooked pour the au jus into a pot and heat on high
  9. Slice the croissants from one end to the other without cutting all the way through, you want a pocket
  10. Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese
  11. Once the au jus is hot add the peppers
  12. Let the peppers soak in the au jus for a couple minutes
  13. Add the roast beef. You don't want to cook it too long; just heat it up
  14. Add the hot beef and the peppers to the croissants
  15. Top with giardiniera
  16. Serve with a side of au jus
Notes
  1. At the deli if you buy 1 pound or more of roast beef they will usually give you a container of au jus. That is what we do. You could also make your own.
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Comments

  1. Heather says

    I do live in the Chicago area and the Beef and Cheddar Croissant is my go-to order at Portillo’s, right along with the chopped salad. I have been thinking about this sandwich ever since I visited your website this morning. This is lunch tomorrow! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. says

    They just opened a portillo’s down the road here in Scottsdale, AZ – but I’ve only been once because they are always SO PACKED it’s impossible to get in there!! This looks like something the BF would love (esp since he doesn’t have to wait in line for it!) Great recipe!

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