Qdoba Mexican Grill is a fast-casual Mexican restaurant where anyone can enjoy a fresh, handcrafted meal. In each of Qdoba’s restaurants, guests are invited to participate in the creation of their entree by hand selecting ingredients from a broad menu of inspired, innovative flavors. An open kitchen concept allows Qdoba to showcase its passion for food, commitment to using high quality ingredients that are prepared fresh throughout the day, and dedication to taking the time to handcraft every meal served, so that every guest is guaranteed an exceptional experience. Founded in Denver in 1995, Qdoba is among North America’s largest Mexican fast-casual chains, with more than 600 restaurants in 46 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Qdoba is a wholly owned subsidiary of Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK).
Queso Diablo: Qdoba’s 3 Cheese Queso (see sidebar for recipe) with jalapeño and chipotle peppers, first introduced in February and brought back in August, available as an addition to entrees or with chips. Price varies based on choice of entree.
MANGO MOJO LTOs
This summer, Qdoba Mexican Grill is spicing up its seasonal Mango offering with the introduction of the new sweet meets heat flavor of Mango Mojo. Mango Mojo – available now at all participating restaurants – is the unexpected, craveable combination of sweet mangos infused with the spice of chili peppers to create the perfect spicy-sweet flavor. Guests can experience the sweet heat of Mango Mojo through Qdoba’s three new summer 0f 2014 menu items:
Mango Mojo Burrito: Features Qdoba’s new spicy Mango Salsa and new spicy and sweet Mango Mojo Sauce, along with the guests’ choice of tortilla with rice, beans and protein, topped off with crispy romaine lettuce and crunchy tortilla strips. Costs around $7.29, depending on location.
Mango Mojo Salad: A spin on Qdoba’s classic Mango Salad, which first debuted on the menu in 2006. The new Mango Mojo Salad packs crisp lettuce, grilled chicken, classic Mango Salsa, and the new sweet and spicy Mojo Sauce in a crunchy flour tortilla shell, topped off with a splash of zesty cilantro lime vinaigrette dressing. Also costs around $7.29, depending on location.
Mango Mojo Trio: Qdoba’s classics meet Mojo in this masterful mashup, featuring signature Mango Salsa, 3-Cheese Queso and hand-smashed Guacamole served with handmade chips drizzled with the spicy-sweet Mojo Sauce. $3.99
The Spicy Mango Salsa starts with sweet diced mango and brings the heat with freshly diced jalapenos and a spicy diablo kick. The new Mojo Sauce is made with spicy and slightly sweet red chili sauce, while the Mango Mojo Sauce adds the sweetness of diced mangos to the Mojo Sauce base.
Availability: Through summer, while supplies last.
6 large tomatoes, red and ripe
2 -4 serrano peppers, depending on how spicy you like it
3 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
3 tablespoons chicken bouillon
1/3 cup water
1/4 onion, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
Place the whole tomatoes in a saucepan with the peppers; cover with water and bring to a boil. Simmer gently until the tomatoes are fairly soft but not falling apart - about 5 minutes. Drain, but reserve 1/3 cup of the cooking liquid. Mix the bouillon into the 1/3 cup reserved cooking liquid and pour into the jar of a blender. Add garlic; blend until the garlic is finely dispersed throughout the liquid. Add the tomatoes and peppers to the blender jar, and blend for a few seconds. Do not over blend. It should have a rough texture. Heat the olive oil in the bottom of a sauce pan. Add the chopped onion and saute a couple of minutes. Add the sauce from the blender. Cook on high heat, stirring from time to time scraping the bottom of the pan until the sauce is reduced - about 6 - 8 minutes.
1 1/4 cup seeded, diced fresh tomatoes
1/4 cup diced red onion
1 tablespoon diced jalapenos, or to taste
1 tablespoon fresh minced garlic
fresh squeezed juice from two limes
2 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro, more or less to taste
Kosher salt and pepper to taste
Combine all fresh ingredients in bowl. Add lime juice, cilantro, and salt and pepper. Toss together.