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 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup red onion, minced
1/2 cup poblano pepper, diced into half-inch pieces
3 cups vegetable broth
2 corn tortillas
1 tablespoon fresh garlic, minced
2 teaspoons jalapenos, seeds and ribs removed
1/2 teaspoon cumin, ground
1/2 teaspoon chili powder, ground
2 cups fire-roasted tomatoes, diced
1/2 cup tomato, crushed
2 teaspoons kosher salt (to taste)
In a 2 quart pot over medium heat add oil, onions, and poblanos and cook for 5 minutes. Add garlic, jalapeno, cumin and chili powder and cook for an additional 5 minutes. In blender, place broth and tortillas, and puree until just about smooth. Add blended mixture to pot along with fire roasted tomatoes and crushed tomatoes, bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for 15 minutes on medium-low heat. Season to taste and serve with garnish.
Try out the Qdoba Chefs’ recommended garnishes: 1 Tbsp. tortilla chips, crushed; 1 Tbsp. zucchini, diced in 1/2 inch pieces; 2 avocados, thinly sliced; 1 tsp. fresh cilantro, roughly chopped.