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Copycat Chipotle Sofritas Are So Easy to Make at Home

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Whip up your very own copycat version of Chipotle's popular Sofritas tofu dish

Who doesn't love them some Sofritas? Even meat-eaters will agree that Chipotle's vegan "meat" option is full of the delicious spice we've come to expect from the Mexican food chain. An easy homemade version of the tofu dish is perfect for the nights you don't want to wait in line.

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This copycat Sofritas burrito bowl only takes a few ingredients to make. It's a super-easy — but very flavorful — way to make a delicious meat-free dinner.

Whip up your very own copycat version of Chipotle's popular Sofritas tofu dish

I like to use firm or extra-firm tofu in this dish, as it crumbles really nicely. To roast the poblanos, I just pop them into the oven at 400 degrees F until they start to blacken. This gives this dish so much flavor. I also tend to add lots of spice to my dishes since I like the heat. If you don't want your recipe to turn out super spicy, then just add a small amount of the spices, and adjust according to your taste.

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While I opted to serve these "bowl" style, you can use Sofritas to make them into actual burritos or even serve them up with fluffy scrambled eggs.

Copycat Chipotle Sofritas recipe

Adapted from Pinch of Yum

This meat-free dish is made Mexican by using tofu simmered in a spicy poblano-chipotle sauce and is served over rice with veggies and fresh toppings.

Serves 4

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes | Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

For the Sofritas

  • 1 poblano pepper, roasted
  • 3 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 2 tablespoons adobo sauce left over from the chipotle peppers
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3/4 cup fresh or store-bought salsa
  • 1 tablespoon agave
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil or canola oil
  • 1 block extra-firm tofu, crumbled
  • 1 cup fresh or canned corn

For the burrito bowls

  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1 cup diced tomato
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion (optional)
  • Homemade or fresh salsa
  • Sour cream and fresh cilantro, for garnish
  • Lime wedges, for garnish

Directions:

  1. To a blender or food processor, add all the ingredients for the Sofritas except for the oil, tofu and corn. Blend on high until the mixture is smooth, and then set it aside.
  2. Heat a large, nonstick pan over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of avocado or canola oil to the pan, then add in the crumbled tofu and the corn.
  3. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until the tofu begins to brown.
  4. Once the tofu has browned, add the spicy sauce, and cover the pan. Cook for an additional 5 minutes, and then remove it from the heat.
  5. To assemble the burrito bowls, divide the cooked rice among 4 bowls.
  6. Top each bowl with the Sofritas mixture, and then add desired toppings, such as diced tomatoes, red onions and salsa.
  7. Garnish with fresh cilantro and lime wedges, and serve warm

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Before you go, check out our slideshow below.

Whip up your very own copycat version of Chipotle's popular Sofritas tofu dish
Image: Inti St Claire/Getty images

Originally published March 2015. Updated January 2017.

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