Sofritas Tofu Tacos

These Sofritas Tofu Tacos taste just like Chipolte’s sofritas tacos, but for a fraction of the cost.

Plus, you get more Sofritas in your tacos, making this plant based taco recipe packed with 24.2g of protein per serving (each serving is 2 tacos)!

Sofritas Tofu Tacos

This recipe does take a bit of time, between the tofu pressing and then the marinating. So I like to make a double batch (it won’t take more time!) and freeze it for later. Then I can just add a handful to salads, soups, and of course tacos anytime I want.

Sofritas Tofu Tacos

Ingredients for Tofu Tacos Recipe

I wanted to section out the sofritas marinade and the taco ingredients below. I did this because I wanted the ability to make the sofritas alone without having to make the tacos.

These sofritas are great in salads, meal prep lunches, and burritos (they’re especially amazing in my Vegan Burritos!)

Sofritas Tofu Tacos

Shopping List for Sofritas Tacos:

  • 1 (16-ounce) package extra firm tofu
  • Olive oil spray
  • ½ cup water

Sofritas Marinade:

  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 tomato 
  • ½ red onion
  • 2 chilies in adobo
  • 2 tablespoons adobo sauce (from the same can the chilis in adobo)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon chile powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

Taco Ingredients:

  • 8 corn tortillas 
  • 1 15-oz can black beans 
  • 1 tomato
  • ½ red onion
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • ¼ cup  cilantro
  • 4 tablespoons crumbled vegan cheese (optional)

How to Make Sofritas Tacos

The key to making amazing sofritas, is pressing the tofu. Don’t skip this step!! I have supplied you with directions, but if you have a fancy tofu press you can use that instead.

Sofritas Tofu Tacos

How to Make Sofritas Tacos:

  1. Slice the tofu into 8 slices, and place on a paper towel lined plate. Top with a couple more paper towels and then top with a heavy plate, or cast iron skillet. Let sit for 30 minutes to an hour to press out the moisture.
  2. Meanwhile, make the marinade by combining all ingredients in a food processor.
  3. Pulse to combine, it will be slightly chunky.
  4. Move the marinade to a large bowl, and don’t rinse out the food processor.
  5. Once you are done pressing the tofu, remove from the paper towels and discard them.
  6. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, and spray with olive oil.
  7. Add the tofu to the hot skillet, cook for 5 minutes. Then flip and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  8. Move the tofu to the food processor and pulse just a couple times until it’s crumbled.
  9. The add the tofu to the bowl with the marinade, and mix well.
  10. Marinade for 30-60 minutes (or cover and move to the fridge and marinade overnight).
  11. When you’re ready to prepare the tacos, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  12. Add the marinated tofu and any leftover marinade, plus the 1/2 cup water.
  13. Bring to a simmer, and cook for 10 minutes.
  14. To assemble the tacos: Lay 2 steamed tortillas on each plate. Top with beans, tomato, red onion, and corn. Top with sofritas, cilantro and cheese.

Sofritas Tofu Tacos Recipe

If you love Chipolte’s sofritas, but don’t want to spend all the money (It cost me $40 for my kiddo and I the other day!!) Then this recipe is for you. It’s about $10 all in, to feed 4 people. A far cry from even one serving at Chipotle.

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“CopyCat” Sofritas Tofu Tacos

Audrey Johns
These sofritas as just as good as Chipolte's, but for a fraction of the cost!
You can make the sofritas alone or, or make the tacos as well. It's an easy and versatile recipe!
Special Tip: Make sure you press the tofu before cooking it. This will make the consistency closer to the famed Chipotle recipe.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 servings
Calories 418 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 (16-ounce) package extra firm tofu
  • Olive oil spray
  • ½ cup water

Sofritas Marinade:

  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 tomato quartered
  • ½ red onion quartered
  • 2 chilies in adobo
  • 2 tablespoons adobo sauce from the same can the chilis in adobo
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon chile powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

Taco Ingredients:

  • 8 corn tortillas steamed (directions on container)
  • 1 15-oz can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 tomato diced
  • ½ red onion diced
  • 1 cup frozen corn thawed
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 4 tablespoons crumbled vegan cheese optional

Instructions
 

  • Slice the tofu into 8 slices, and place on a paper towel lined plate. Top with a couple more paper towels and then top with a heavy plate, or cast iron skillet. Let sit for 30 minutes to an hour to press out the moisture.
  • Meanwhile, make the marinade by combining all ingredients in a food processor.
  • Pulse to combine, it will be slightly chunky.
  • Move the marinade to a large bowl, and don't rinse out the food processor.
  • Once you are done pressing the tofu, remove from the paper towels and discard them.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, and spray with olive oil.
  • Add the tofu to the hot skillet, cook for 5 minutes. Then flip and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Move the tofu to the food processor and pulse just a couple times until it’s crumbled.
  • The add the tofu to the bowl with the marinade, and mix well.
  • Marinade for 30-60 minutes (or cover and move to the fridge and marinade overnight).
  • When you’re ready to prepare the tacos, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the marinated tofu and any leftover marinade, plus the 1/2 cup water.
  • Bring to a simmer, and cook for 10 minutes.
  • To assemble the tacos: Lay 2 steamed tortillas on each plate. Top with beans, tomato, red onion, and corn. Top with sofritas, cilantro and cheese.
Keyword sofritas, tofu tacos

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