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If you love Chipotle, you have to try these homemade tofu sofritas! The recipe is super easy to make, incredibly delicious, packed with flavor, and entirely vegan! It’s ready in just 30 minutes! 

Why This Recipe Works

If you love Chipotle tofu sofritas, this is the perfect post for you. This recipe is the perfect copy-cat recipe and it tastes just like the original! 

It’s packed with flavor and it’s spicy but not too spicy. It’s the perfect addition to burritos, tacos, and burrito bowls. 

I experimented with this recipe quite a bit. For best results, I recommend frying the tofu first and then crumble it when it’s nicely browned.

The marinade couldn’t be any easier. It’s made of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, a green bell pepper, tomato paste, a fresh tomato, oregano, smoked paprika powder, garlic, and a bit of salt. 

Many recipes call for roasting a poblano pepper, but I wanted to create an easier recipe that is perfect for busy weeknights. So I skipped this step and used a canned chipotle pepper instead, which works perfectly.

For ultimate flavor, simmer the crumbled tofu in the marinade for 15 minutes. It’s very easy to adjust the spice level of the marinade to your personal preference by using more or less of the chipotle peppers. 

You can also adjust the amount of salt to your personal liking. 

And let’s not forget that making sofritas at home is much cheaper

sofritas in a white pan with a white spoon on a marble countertop

What Goes Into This Recipe

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    • Firm Tofu – Don’t use soft or silken tofu for this recipe as it has a different texture. For best results use extra firm tofu. 
    • Chipotle Pepper – canned whole chipotles in adobo sauce 
    • Adobo Sauce – from the canned chipotle pepper
    • Smoked Paprika Powder – if possible don’t replace it with regular paprika powder 
    • Salsa – use your favorite kind of salsa 

How To Make This Recipe 

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1. Step: Drain the tofu. Wrap it in paper towels and squeeze out as much of the excess water as possible. Cut it into slices. 

2. Step: In a large non-stick frying pan, heat some oil and cook the tofu on high heat until it’s nicely browned on both sides. This should take about 8 minutes. 

3. Step: In the meantime, make the marinade. Place all of ingredients into a food processor or blender and process them into a sauce with a few chunks left. It should look like a salsa. 

4. Step: When the tofu is nicely browned, use a wooden spoon to crumble it. The crumbles shouldn’t be too small.

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5. Step: Add the sauce to the tofu. 

6. Step: Stir well. 

7. Step: Simmer for 15 minutes on medium heat. 

8. Step: Serve with burritos, tacos, or in a burrito bowl with brown rice, lettuce, guacamole, and vegan sour cream. 

Recipe Notes

  • Make sure to use very firm tofu. The recipe doesn’t work with soft tofu because it doesn’t crumble and it also doesn’t absorb sauces well. 
  • If your tofu is not firm enough, press it for 20-30 minutes before you start with the recipe. You could do this by placing a stack of cookbooks on top or by using a tofu press. I posted a post on how to cook tofu a while ago that also explains how to press tofu. 
  • Adjust the level of spiciness to your personal liking by using more or less of the chipotle peppers. We liked one chipotle and about two tablespoons of the adobo sauce, but feel free to adjust the amount you’re using. 
  • I love serving the sofritas with brown rice, black beans, lettuce, guacamole, vegan sour cream, nachos, and maybe a bit of vegan shredded cheese. So good! 

a burrito bowl with black beans, lettuce, guacamole, and sofritas with a fork

FAQs:

How Long Does This Recipe Keep?

Stored in an airtight container in the fridge, the sofritas will last up to 3-4 days. 

Can You Freeze This Recipe? 

Yes, it freezes pretty well. Let it cool down completely after cooking, then transfer it into a freezer-safe container. You can store in the freezer for up to 4 weeks. 

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Sina

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If you love Chipotle, you have to try these homemade tofu sofritas! The recipe is super easy to make, incredibly delicious, packed with flavor, and entirely vegan! It’s ready in just 30 minutes! 

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Course: Entrées

Cuisine: American

Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian

Prep Time: 7 mins

Cook Time: 23 mins

Servings: 4 servings

Calories: 96kcal

Author: Sina

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Drain the tofu. Wrap it in paper towels and squeeze out as much of the excess water as possible. Cut it into slices

  • In a large non-stick frying pan, heat some oil and cook the tofu on high heat until it’s nicely browned on both sides. This should take about 8 minutes. 

  • In the meantime, make the marinade. Place all of ingredients into a food processor or blender and process them into a sauce with a few chunks left. It should look like a salsa. 

  • When the tofu is nicely browned, use a wooden spoon to crumble it. The crumbles shouldn’t be too small.

  • Add the sauce to the tofu. 

  • Stir well. 

  • Simmer for 15 minutes on medium heat.

  • Serve with burritos, tacos, or in a burrito bowl with brown rice, lettuce, guacamole, and vegan sour cream. 

Notes

  • Make sure to use very firm tofu. The recipe doesn’t work with soft tofu because it doesn’t crumble and it also doesn’t absorb sauces well. 
  • If your tofu is not firm enough, press it for 20-30 minutes before you start with the recipe. You could do this by placing a stack of cookbooks on top or by using a tofu press. I posted a post on how to cook tofu a while ago that also explains how to press tofu. 
  • Adjust the level of spiciness to your personal liking by using more or less of the chipotle peppers. We liked one chipotle and about two tablespoons of the adobo sauce, but feel free to adjust the amount you’re using. 
  • I love serving the sofritas with brown rice, black beans, lettuce, guacamole, vegan sour cream, nachos, and maybe a bit of vegan shredded cheese. So good! 

Nutrition

Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1017mg | Potassium: 474mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 659IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 2mg

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