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Scrambled Tofu in Chipotle and Roasted Poblano Sofrito

Chipotle Sofritas

Every one loved Shredded Spicy Tofu recipe I posted few months back. I promised to share one more sofritas recipe which will make you forget Chipotle Mexican Grill vegan sofritas (ok, this recipe is so close to Chipotle sofritas that you will start making'em at home very so often).

Chipotle Sofritas Recipe

While cooking chipotle sofritas, my house was smelling like I am dinning at Mexican Grill and eating sofritas with white cilantro rice, roasted tomatillo salsa and sour cream. Super Yummy!! My all-time favorite.

Copy-Cat Chipotle Sofritas Recipe

Organic tofu marinated in chipotle chilies, roasted poblanos and a blend of aromatic spices. Even after using two kinds of peppers, sofritas are not very spicy but very flavorful and delicious.

For vegetarians, this is a great addition by Chipotle Mexican Grill which you can make at home and wow your friends.

Update October 16, 2014- On popular demand, I have added a new Chipotle Sofritas Recipe which is sauce-y like chipotle's, also less spicy like chipotle's, and made with ONLY natural find-at-home ingredients, no tajin this time (as promised). Check it out!

Most Popular Chipotle Sofritas Copycat

Braised Chipotle Sofritas, vegan tofu sofritas like Chipotle Mexican Grill

Update Feb 26, 2014 - Chipotle Sofritas is close to Mexican Grill Sofritas in taste. If you also care for texture, try this new recipe, Chipotle Mexican Grill – Braised Chipotle Sofritas Recipe

Braised Chipotle Sofritas Recipe

Update Feb 11, 2014 - Everyone loved Chipotle Sofritas and asked me for more Sofritas recipes. On repeated demand, I have added another Sofritas recipe, very close to Spicy Chipotle Mexican Grill Sofritas but in Verde Style . Scrambled tofu marinated in roasted poblanos, lime, cilantro and a blend of aromatic spices. check it out. 

Sofritas Verde

Updated Sept 1, 2014 - On popular demand, I have made a special post for y'all, covering many recipes of Chipotle's Mexican Grill.

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Chipotle Sofritas

Chipotle Sofritas
Total Time Prep Time Cook Time Difficulty Easy Yields 4 Servings Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup Chipotle in Adobo  
  • 2 Poblano Pepper  (roasted, skin and seeds removed)
  • 1 lbs Tofu  (I used two 10 oz (about 0.6 lb each) packet of House Foods Super Firm Organic Tofu)
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder  
  • 1 tsp Oregano  (Preferably Mexican Oregano)
  • 1 tsp Salt  
  • 1 tsp Tajin Seasoning  
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil  (plus extra 1 tbsp for frying)
  • 1 tbsp Sugar  (Optional - Add this if marinade is spicy for you.)

Directions

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    1. Marinade - In a blender or hand blender's jar, add 1/4 cup Chipotle in Adobo sauce.
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    2. Marinade - Add roasted poblano peppers, oregano, salt, roasted cumin powder, Tajin Seasoning and 2 tbsp oil.
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    3. Marinade - Blend it using hand blender or in a food processor to make paste. If mixture is thick add a little more oil ( 1 tsp at a time)
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    4. Drain Tofu and pat dry with paper towel to remove excess moisture. In a bowl, scramble tofu using clean hands. I scrambled it fully, you can even leave it little chunkier if you like.
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    5. Add 2 tbsp of marinade per 10 oz (0.5 lb) and mix well. Taste and adjust salt in tofu. I initially added 4 tbsp marinade, tasted and then added 1 more tbsp. (depends on how spicy you like) 5 tbsp keep it mild spicy. Marinade for 1 to 2 hours. You can even leave overnight and cook the next day for even better flavor.
    Step for Recipe - Chipotle Sofritas
    6. Cook Sofritas - Heat 1 tbsp oil in pan, add marinated tofu and saute for 4-6 minutes. Sauteing Sofritas make my home smell like Chipotle Mexican Grill, really delicious. Transfer to serving bowl, serve hot with rice, sour cream and salsa verde.
Savita's Notes:
I paired my Chipotle Sofritas with homemade roasted tomatillo salsa and cilantro, sweet pea rice. Sofrito Chipotle Marinade will stay good in refrigerator, in an airtight container for 1 week.

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40 reviews(s)

  1. Loved the recipe! It was simple to make. We had a Make-Your-Own-Burrito night, and the sofritas was a hit!
    Hi Maria, I'm glad you enjoyed Sofritas so much. Thanks for sharing lovely feedback. Indeed, sofritas is very easy to make. Cheers! -Savita
  2. We loved this recipe - even the super picky, 'I-will-never-eat-tofu' hubby! It went great in a homemade burrito bowl with brown rice, black beans, corn, lettuce, cilantro and homemade salsa. Our house loves spicy food so we used all of the marinade with a 14 oz. package of tofu. Turned out fantastic!
    Hi Jessica, I'm glad your family enjoyed sofritas so much! Honestly, this is one of very the few ways my husband eats tofu too :) Thank you so much for taking time to write. -savita
  3. I've made this twice now with chipotle style burrito bowls and I enjoy it very much. I ended up using about 6 tbsp of the sauce and marinated overnight and still didn't think it was quite saucy enough. I think I'll try your saucier version of this recipe time. Regardless, it's still the closest flavor-wise to the real thing. Thank you!
    Katie, I'm glad you enjoying sofritas. If you looking for saucy sofritas, I highly recommend my new recipe. You will love it. I hope you get chance to try it soon! enjoy!
  4. This is my third time using your recipe. Love it.
    Janet, I'm glad you enjoy Sofritas! Indeed this recipe always makes me very happy! thanks for leaving some feedback. I appreciate it.
  5. Wow! Thank you so much for this recipe! Unbelievably good!!! In fact, my husband loves it so much that I always have to make a double batch, and he's asked for it in steady rotation. Bonus- it's super easy to make! Major win!! Thanks again :D
    Hi Courtney, I'm glad your family enjoy sofritas so much. Same is mine! :) Thanks for taking time share your thoughts! Happy Holiday Season to you and your loved ones. -Savita
  6. I can't wait to make this. Has anybody tried freezing leftovers?
    Hi Debdolle, I have never tried freezing tofu sofritas but sauce can stay good in refrigerator for 1 week and in freezer for 1 month. I hope you enjoy when you try.
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  9. I've made this several times...one of my favorite tofu recipes. Works great on salad greens with guacamole, sour cream, and sometimes a little homemade queso blanco.
    Nnyl, thanks! I'm glad you enjoy chipotle sofritas so much!
  10. Yummy
    thanks, Dawn! I can tell my Chipotle Sofritas recipe has made to your kitchen! :)
  11. Great
    thanks, Veronica! Looks like you enjoyed Chipotle Sofritas! :)
  12. nice, will cook this week
    I hope you like it when you try, Gigi!
  13. sounds yummy
  14. I modified it because missing piblamos but this was delicious will make it again Fo sho!!!
    Marsha, seems like you too are Sofritas fan like me :) I'm glad recipe turned out good for you. Thanks for talking time to let me know. Have a great day.
  15. Sounds delicious! What is Tajin Seasoning and where do I find it?
    Thanks, Stacy! 'tajin' is a Mexican seasoning blend. You can easily find it in Walmart or Vons or Smart & Final (Hispanic aisle. If you can't find tajin, I have an another recipe for Chipotle Sofritas in which no such seasoning is needed. Check the link below:
  16. I can't wait to make my own. I love Chipolte but am really excited to make your several versions. Thank YOU for sharing.
    Carol, me too huge fan of Chipolte, hands-down! But, I can tell you, this sofritas recipe brings Chipotle Grill home :) I hope you like it when you try! I shall wait to hear your feedback :)
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  18. @Nadine, thank you so much. It tastes delicious too! Chipotle Sofritas rocks!
  19. EVERYTHING LOOKS YUMMY!!
  20. Your Chipotle Sofritas rock!! We love every-time we made it!
  21. thanks @masterstreetcook and @Anaditi. I am glad you all like Chipotle Sofritas so much. looking at the overwhelming response, I am sure making a one more version soon. Keep an eye on the newsletter for updates. thanks for stopping by!!
  22. mmmmm, ahh-haan!!! finally I found Chipotle Sofritas recipe. I will be making it every day at home!!! good bye chipotle mexican grill!1 xo
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