Chipotle Style Sofritas
Okay confession: I love Chipotle. I could probably eat it on a daily basis and still find it amazing. As a vegetarian, I really appreciate the tofu option for protein called sofritas.
However, I looked on their website and found out that each serving of sofritas contains nearly 600mg of sodium... YIKES. So I decided to experiment this week with my meal prep and try to make chipotle style bowls at home.
Here's what I came up with for the sofritas:
16 oz block of *organic* extra firm tofu (the organic part is really important as soy beans are one of the most, if not the most genetically modified foods)
1/2 onion, diced
1 clove of garlic, minced
1/2 jalepeño, diced
1 can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Pinch of red pepper flakes
Juice of 1 lime
*If you don't like very spicy foods you can lessen or omit the jalepeño and red pepper flakes!*
Squeeze as much of the liquid out of the tofu that you can. It absorbs flavor much better this way. Then crumble the tofu with the back of a fork.
Chop up the chipotle peppers in the adobo sauce, don't throw away the extra sauce!
Sauté the onion, garlic, and jalepeño for 1 minute.
Add in the rest of the ingredients and sauté for 10 more minutes.
I served mine over quinoa, black beans, and fajita veggies (onions and peppers), topped with avocado slices and cilantro. But that's how I like my Chipotle order, make yours however you wish!
P.S. If you are a meat lover, this would be great with ground turkey instead of tofu.
Also, I'm almost positive traditional "sofrito" sauce contains tomatoes, I didn't put any in mine, but I'm sure it would be a good addition!
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