Roasted Chile Corn

Qdoba Copycat Recipe

6 ears of yellow corn
2 poblano chilies
2 jalapeno peppers
1/2 red onion, diced
1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
1 tablespoon lime juice
salt and pepper to taste

Roast the corn and poblano chilies on a grill. Cut the corn off the cob. Dice poblano chilies, onion and jalapeno peppers. Combine all the ingredients and season to taste.

Salsa Roja

Qdoba Mexican Grill Copycat Recipe

Makes 4-5 Cups

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.

Salsa Verde

Qdoba Mexican Grill Copycat Recipe

6 fresh tomatoes, diced
2 tomatillos, diced
1/2 red onion, diced
2 jalapeno peppers, diced
1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/2 teaspoon sugar
salt and pepper to taste

Combine all the ingredients.
Place in a bowl with a lid and refrigerate for 24 hours.

Pico de Gallo

Qdoba Mexican Grill Copycat Recipe

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.

Quick Adobo Marinade

Qdoba Mexican Grill Recipe

1  (7-oz.) can chipotle in adobo
1 clove garlic
1 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon Mexican oregano

Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.

Notes:  This can be used as a marinade for all meats and vegetables.  It also works great as a base to add flavor to salsas, soups, and dressing or even add it to rice.