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A bowl of chipotle sofrtias with avocado, rice, beans, corn and lettuce

Easy Chipotle Sofritas

  • Author: Jessica Hoffman
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: main
  • Method: cook
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Diet: Vegan


These Copycat easy chipotle sofritas take less than 30 minutes to make for a healthy dinner that’s vegan and gluten-free!




  • 1 pack extra-firm tofu
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika (can sub regular paprika)
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo
  • 1/2 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tsp brown sugar

Chipotle sauce

  • 1/4 cup Mayonnaise of choice (vegan or regular)
  • 12 tbsp chipotle sauce (from the can of chipotles)

Serve with

  • Rice of choice
  • black beans
  • corn
  • avocado
  • shredded lettuce


  1. Drain the tofu and press between paper towels to remove any excess liquid, then cut into large cubes and add to a food processor. Pulse to break apart the tofu until crumbled.scrambled tofu in a food processor
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic and let cook for 2-3 minutes, then add the tofu and spices and cook for another 2-3 minutes.crumbled tofu, onions and garlic in a white pan
  3. Blend the chipotle peppers, crushed tomatoes and brown sugar together then pour the sauce into the pan.scrambled tofu and chipotle sauce in a white pan
  4. Mix together until everything is incorporated, about 2-3 minutes, then remove from heat.
  5. To prepare the chipotle mayo, mix together the chipotle sauce with your favourite mayo.


Use firm or extra-firm tofu for this recipe. Softer tofus have more liquid in them and won’t brown well in the pan.

You can use a food processor to crumble the tofu or just crumble the tofu by hand. If using a food processor don’t overmix the tofu.

If you don’t have a high tolerance for spicy food, start with just one chipotle pepper in adobo, you can always add more spice if you like!

Store leftovers in the fridge in an air-tight container for up to 3 days

*Nutrition information based on the sofrtias only


  • Serving Size: 1/4 of the recipe
  • Calories: 100
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Sodium: 300mg
  • Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Fiber: 2.5g
  • Protein: 6g

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