Chipotle Sofritas

Scrambled Tofu in Chipotle and Roasted Poblano Sofrito

Chipotle Sofritas
Diet Info: DF GF F LF Na LS VG V Fa

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: On popular demand, I have made a special post for y'all, covering many recipes of Chipotle's Mexican Grill.

Please follow and Pin this links for Chili-Lime Corn Salsa and many other Chipotle's recipes.

Update (April-16-2018): Now, you can make Chipotle Adobo Sauce at home with my new recipe. All you need is dried chipotle peppers and some basic pantry ingredients. Follow Chipotle Adobo Sauce recipe link.  

Pairing Ideas:

Basmati Jeera Rice Grape Raita Roasted Corn and Tomatillo Salsa

Chipotle Sofritas

Chipotle Sofritas
Total Time: Prep Time: Cook Time: Cuisine: Mexican () Difficulty: Easy
Yields: 4 Servings - Serves: 4



  • Step for Recipe - Chipotle Sofritas 1. Marinade - In a blender or hand blender's jar, add 1/4 cup Chipotle in Adobo sauce.
    Step for Recipe - Chipotle Sofritas 2. Marinade - Add roasted poblano peppers, oregano, salt, roasted cumin powder, Tajin Seasoning and 2 tbsp oil.
  • Step for Recipe - Chipotle Sofritas 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)
    Step for Recipe - Chipotle Sofritas 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.
  • Step for Recipe - Chipotle Sofritas 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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  1. Substituted tofu with potatoes and it was a big hit!
    That sounds awesome! You know, today I shared sofritas and vegetables enchiladas but never thought to use potatoes. On my to-try list! I bet these tasted good! Thanks for sharing your experience, Tiffany!
  2. Have you ever tried replacing the tofu with potatoes? I think I might try that today. Thanks for the recipe, girl!
    No, I never tried potatoes. Great idea!
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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!
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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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  11. I've made this several 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!
  12. Yummy
    thanks, Dawn! I can tell my Chipotle Sofritas recipe has made to your kitchen! :)
  13. Great
    thanks, Veronica! Looks like you enjoyed Chipotle Sofritas! :)
  14. nice, will cook this week
    I hope you like it when you try, Gigi!
  15. sounds yummy
  16. 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.
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