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

Easy Chipotle Sofritas

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


These Copycat easy chipotle sofrtias 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 paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo
  • 1/3 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tsp brown sugar

Chipotle sauce

  • 1/4 cup Mayonnaise of choice (vegan or regular)
  • 1 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.
  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.
  3. Add the tofu, paprika, chili powder, cumin and salt and mix together, letting the tofu brown for 3-4 minutes. 
  4. Blend the chipotle peppers, crushed tomatoes and brown sugar together then pour the sauce into the pan, mixing until everything is incorporated.
  5. Remove from heat and serve.
  6. To prepare the chipotle mayo, mix together the chipotle sauce with your favourite mayo.


Use 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 or just crumble the tofu by hand. If using a food processor don’t overmix the tofu.

If you don’t like your food spicy, start by adding one chipotle pepper.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 of the recipe
  • Calories: 85
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Sodium: 300mg
  • Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 5g

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