Breakfast Choices

Breakfast Bar at Qdoba.

Breakfast Choices at Qdoba Mexican Grill

Pick a Vessel
flour tortilla
whole wheat tortilla
naked in a bowl with no tortilla

Pick the Fillers
grilled chicken
sour cream

Pick a Sauce
3 cheese queso
ranchera sauce
roasted corn chile salsa
pico de gallo
salsa verde
salsa roja
habanero salsa
mango salsa

A Qdoba breakfast bowl with chorizo, eggs, potatoes, 
salsa, cheese and guacamole.

A loaded breakfast burrito at Qdoba.

Breakfast Quesadilla: Scrambled eggs and cheese, with sour cream and salsa.
 Served with grilled chicken or spicy Mexican sausage.

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.

Queso Burrito

Qdoba Mexican Grill Copycat Recipe

Large flour tortillas
Tip Steak, cubed (you could also try chicken, or omit meat for a vegetarian burrito)
Cilantro-Lime Rice  (see sidebar for recipe)
Pico de Gallo (see sidebar for recipe)
Guacamole  (see sidebar for recipe)
Queso Sauce  (see sidebar for recipe)

I like to set out all of the components for a make your own burrito buffet.  Start with the tortilla and fill with rice, meat, pico de gallo, guacamole and queso.  Be careful not to add too much filling or you won’t be able to wrap up the tortilla!  Roll the tortilla up

Three Cheese Nachos

At Qdoba you can customize your nachos with just about everything on the menu.  Here is how you can do it at home using the recipes on this website.

Qdoba Mexican Grill Copycat Recipe

Pick Your Protein  (See sidebar for recipes)

  • Black Beans
  • Pinto Beans
  • Grilled Chicken
  • Grilled Steak
  • Pulled Pork
  • Shredded Beef
  • Seasoned Ground Beef
Add Your Sauce  (See side bar for recipes)
  • Three Cheese Queso
  • Pico de Gallo (mild)
  • Salsa Verde (medium)
  • Salsa Roja (hot)
  • Fiery Habanero Salsa (very hot)
  • Mango Salsa
  • Roasted Chile Corn
Pick Some Fillers  (See Sidebar for Recipes)
  • Lettuce
  • Shredded cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Guacamole
  • Fajita Vegetables

Layer a plate with tortillas and have fun layering the flavors that you like. Pop your creation into the microwave to heat and enjoy this restaurant quality snack.