About Qdoba Mexican Grill
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).
Qdoba Mexican Grill Copycat Recipe
1 1/2 lbs boneless beef chuck (trimmed of fat and cut into 4 pieces)
1/2 medium onion , chopped
2 tablespoons cilantro leaves , dried
2 tablespoons oregano leaves, dried
2 garlic cloves, halved
1 beef bouillon cube (optional)
2 cups water
2 garlic cloves , chopped
2 teaspoons canola oil
1 cup beef broth
3 tablespoons ground cumin
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 (8-oz.) can tomato sauce
3 dashes pepper sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Shredded Beef: Place all ingredients from part 1 into a stockpot that has a lid and bring to a boil.Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer with the lid on for 1-2 hours, or until meat is tender. When tender, remove meat and shred using a fork or your fingers.
Seasoning: Heat oil in a large pan; saute garlic. Add shredded beef and a cup of strained cooking broth.
Heat to a simmer; add cumin, brown sugar, tomato sauce and heat through. Add pepper sauce, salt and pepper to taste. Serve as filling for burritos or tacos, with your favorite additions.