Mexican Gumbo (Qdoba Style)

People who know me well, know that I love NYC. Over the years that I have stayed in the East Coast, it wouldn't be an overstatement if I said, I visited NYC at least twice an year.And every time I visit, the place gets me excited even more. I could walk down the streets & avenues without feeling monotonous.I don't believe I felt that with any other place that I visited.
My SIL and my brother got us into this Gumbo at Qdoba. PA does not have many locations within a decent driving distance and while I would like to call NYC my backyard with just an 1.5 hr drive, it wouldn't be practical for me to drive all the way every time I crave for the Gumbo:-(..So I have decided to make my own Gumbo of course to mimic the original 'masterpiece'.


1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil or Olive Oil. I think Olive Oil workes best
2 Yellow Onions, chopped
3 Garlic Cloves, minced
2 tablespoons Cumin Powder
3 Banana Peppers , chopped
1 tsp Black Pepper POwder
32 Oz Vegetable Broth
16 oz water
1 Big Can of diced Tomatoes
1/4 cup Medium/Hot Salsa
1 cup cooked rice, preferably short grain
Lime Wedges
1 cup Black Beans, soaked overnight and cooked till tender;Alternately you can use the canned version but use it after draining all the liquid and washing the beans through the sieve
1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
Sour Cream
Chopped Corainder
4-5 Tortilla Strips; If you cant find them in the store, cut the tortillas into strips and deep fry them.

  • Heat the oil in a large nonstick pot
  • Add the onions and cook till soft.
  • Add the garlic and banana peppers and cook for a few min.
  • Stir in the Cumin Powder and black pepper
  • Add the Broth, water and diced tomatoes
  • Simmer it for about 20 - 30 min.
  • Stir in the Salsa and garnish with chopped coriander
To layer-
  • Place a scoop of cooked rice,2 tbsps of black beans, a big ladle of the soup, sprinkle with parmesan cheese, a few lettuce leaves (optional).
  • Serve with a scoop of sour cream and a lime wedge on the side with a few tortilla strip on top.
  • Serve hot.



Prathibha said...

This looks yummy n delicious..:)

Hari Chandana said...

Interesting and tempting recipe.. looks colorful and delicious.. thanks for the recipe :)
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Priya said...

Omg, Gumbo looks super delicious,irresistible and fulfilling...feel like finishing that whole dish.

Angie's Recipes said...

This looks so mouthwatering! I wish I could have some now as it makes me feel so hungry.

Deepika said...

This is so tempting. Qdoba is my fav for definitely going to try this.

aipi said...

Yum, wow, lovely flavors in there. Looks divine :)
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Aruna Manikandan said...

looks delicious and tempting dear :)

Sarah Naveen said...

Qdoba is my fav!!! looks so perfect and yummy!!

Gulmohar said...

One of my fav :-)Looks wonderful

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