Chipotle Sofritas Dupe
Anyone who knows me knows my intense love for Chipotle. Hell, when I lived in Minneapolis I had a "chipotle boyfriend"...if you're not familiar with this term its when you frequent a Chipotle so much that the guy behind the counter knows your order, lets you skip the line, and gives you your meals for free. If you're reading this Tim, I miss you.
My life was changed the day Tim made me try the Sofritas, a tofu option for those who don't eat meat. My initial reaction was HELL NO, but I trusted Tim and holy crap I'm glad I did! It tasted nothing like tofu and had more flavor than the meat options, who knew? I finally decided to try and duplicate the recipe and I'm not going to toot my horn or anything but this shit is good! (toot toot)
While I am a meat eater I have made conscious effort to not eat as much due to my poor digestive system. In an effort to get more protein sources in my life I started eating Beyond Meat, a vegan meat substitute that looks, cooks and tastes like meat. This isn't a sponsored post (not that that matters, I'm always honest in what I share) I just LOVE the heck out of this stuff! I highly recommend.
FOR THE SOFRITAS
1 small jalepeno (if you like it hot)
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1/2c chunky salsa (get this mild or spicy depending on your preference)
1/4c red onion chopped
1/2 lime juice squeezed
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2c black beans drained and rinsed (you can add more if you're a bean lover)
1 bag of Beyond Meat Fiesta Crumbles
1 tsp garlic salt
Salt and Pepper to taste
FOR THE BOWLS
2 cups of cooked white rice
1 Tbsp Butter
Salt & Pepper to taster
- Combine jalapeno, onion, salsa, and lime into a blender, and blend.
- In a medium pan cook two cups of rice.
- While rice is cooking heat olive oil on medium heat in a medium pan. Add beans, salsa, and minced garlic, let cook for 2 minutes. Add bag of Beyond Meat and let cook for 5 minutes. Chop up a small handful of cilantro, add with garlic salt and cook for another 2 minutes or until cooked through.
- Serve Sofritas on top of a bed of rice, add guac and salsa for the ultimate Chipotle dupe!