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Easy Chipotle Sofritas Recipe

Easy Chipotle Sofritas Recipe is a delicious copycat of the original! Flavorful and spicy but not overly so, these sofritas are the perfect addition to burrito bowls, tacos or burritos.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 180kcal
Author: Nora Taylor


For the tofu:

For the sauce:

  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo
  • 2 tablespoons adobo sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1.5 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2-3/4 cup water, divided


  • Press the tofu: Wrap the block of tofu in paper towels. Place a plate or pan on top of the wrapped tofu, and put a couple of heavy books on top of that. Let the tofu press for 20 minutes. (You can skip this step if you get the super firm variety)
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Slice the tofu into about 6 slices. Now, rip each slice into medium-large pieces. You can also simply cut them into cubes, if you prefer, but ripping gives the tofu a great texture.
  • Add the tofu pieces to a large ziplock bag, along with the olive oil, cornstarch and salt. Close the bag, and shake gently to coat. Arrange the tofu evenly on the prepared pan, and bake for 25 minutes.
  • While the tofu bakes, make the sauce: To a food processor (or blender), add the chipotle pepper, adobo sauce, garlic, lemon juice, tomato paste, sugar, salt and 1/4 cup water. Blend until smooth and set aside.
  • When the tofu is done baking, chop it up into small pieces with a large knife. Set aside.
  • Add the sauce to a large pan and simmer for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly. Now add the chopped tofu to the pan and stir to coat. Pour in another 1/4-1/2 cup of water to make it a little saucy, like Chipotles is.
  • Serve in burrito bowls, burritos, tacos or salads as desired. Enjoy!


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 400mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 329IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 160mg | Iron: 2mg