Our family LOVES Qdoba for a quick, yet 'mostly healthy' (depending on your choice) eating-out option. Most of us order what Qdoba calls the Naked Burrito … all the insides with no tortilla. You get a choice of meats, beans, and salsas and it's all served over rice.
I decided that I could probably recreate it at home so here's what I did. I made rice and after it was done, I stirred in fresh, chopped cilantro.
I didn't have any more beans in the pantry so we skipped that step, but this is when you would add them. Just open a can black beans or pinto beans, drain and rinse them. You could heat them with a little onion, garlic, and jalapeno pepper, or you can use them plain, if you are in a hurry.
I sliced up two large chicken breasts (should've cut it a bit smaller), seasoned it with salt, pepper, cayenne, smoked paprika, oregano, and cumin, then cooked it over medium-high heat till it was done. (You could use pulled pork, or steak.)
I sautéed green pepper and onions, too. This was more for me than for anyone else in the family!
Freshly grated cheddar went on top, but if we had had Monterrey Jack, or Pepper Jack, that would've been wonderful, too!
We topped it all with Homemade Salsa and Homemade Guacamole. Ken likes sour cream, too, and Aly crushes tortilla chips to sprinkle on top. (When I'm at Qdoba, I also ask for Salsa Verde and Corn Salsa.)
And there you have the best Naked Burrito outside of a Qdoba!
Great thing about this is that you can set up a buffet and everyone gets to choose how to make their own Burrito! Everybody's happy!
[NOTE: Recently I wrote about pizza toppings and mentioned gluten-free pizza from Garlic Jim's. The next day I had an e-mail from their marketing department offering Emily a gift certificate to try the gluten-free pizza! That was so nice! So … in case any Qdoba execs read this, they should know that even though I can make this at home, it won't keep us from going to Qdoba occasionally! :D]