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Chipotle Tofu Burritos

Prepare these Chipotle Tofu Burritos & freeze them to have a healthy meal ready when you’re busy. The chipotle tofu gives each burrito 16 grams of protein!

stack of two chipotle tofu burritos with rice and avocado

Chipotle Tofu Burritos

Oh do I have a flavorful recipe for you today! If you are a tofu hater or a tofu naysayer, listen up: this chipotle tofu will change your mind. It’s obviously ~fabulous~ in these chipotle tofu burritos, but it would also take a burrito bowl, tacos, or lettuce wraps to the next level.

The best part about this vegan burrito – it’s freezer-friendly! Make a batch or two and stick ’em in the freezer for those times when you just cannot fathom making dinner.

If you love this vegan burrito recipe, you’ll love these too:

filling inside chipotle tofu burritos with spinach, rice and vegetables inside a tortilla

How to Make a Vegan Chipotle Tofu Burrito

This is simple stuff! I have a formula I like to use for meals, including these chipotle tofu burritos, to make sure they’re balanced, nutritious, and satisfying. The formula is:

  • Carbs + fat + protein + fiber

Of course, there will be some overlap – for example, beans are high in protein and are also sources of carbs and fiber. That’s fine! Making sure that you have at least one source of each component of the formula will help in building balanced meals.

Next, let’s apply that formula to these chipotle tofu burritos:

  • Carbs. Whole grain tortilla + brown rice.
  • Fat. Oil for cooking. Also, you can top the burrito with avocado!
  • Protein. Tofu.
  • Fiber. Sautéed vegetables + spinach.

How to Freeze Burritos

My favorite way to freeze these chipotle tofu burritos and really any vegan burrito is to wrap each individually in foil and label the burrito with the date you’re putting it in the freezer. This helps you keep your freezer organized!

To reheat these chipotle tofu burritos, I recommend defrosting and reheating in the microwave OR heating them up in the oven at 350ºF until heated through.

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Chipotle Tofu Burritos

Prepare these Chipotle Tofu Burritos & freeze them to have a healthy meal ready when you’re busy. The chipotle tofu gives each burrito 16 grams of protein!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
Author:
Emilie
Yield:
6 1x
Rating: 5 from 1 reviews

Ingredients

For the chipotle tofu:

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1/2 bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 14-ounce block extra-firm tofu, drained and pressed*
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, diced
  • 2 tablespoons adobo sauce (from the can of chipotle peppers)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • Salt and pepper

For the burritos:

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 small tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground paprika
  • Salt and pepper
  • 6 whole grain tortillas (gluten-free if necessary)
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice
  • 3 cups spinach

Instructions

  1. In a medium skillet over medium heat, add oil. When hot, add onion and bell pepper; cook for 5-7 minutes, until tender and lightly browned. Add garlic; cook for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant. Crumble tofu into the pan. Add chipotle peppers, cumin, paprika, and 1/2 cup water. Stir; let simmer for 10-15 minutes, until all water is absorbed. Set chipotle tofu aside in a bowl.
  2. In the same pan over medium heat, add oil. When hot, add onion and bell pepper; cook for 5-7 minutes, until tender and lightly browned. Add tomatoes and corn; cook for 5 minutes, stirring. Add lime juice, cumin, and paprika. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Lay a tortilla flat. Add chipotle tofu, cooked vegetables, 1/2 cup brown rice, and 1/2 cup spinach. Roll the tortilla into a burrito. Repeat with remaining ingredients to make 6 burritos.

Notes

*Use a tofu press, or wrap the tofu in paper towels and place in the sink with a heavy object on top. Press for 10-15 minutes.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 burrito
  • Calories: 410.3
  • Sugar: 5.7
  • Sodium: 400.8
  • Fat: 13.4
  • Saturated Fat: 2.6
  • Unsaturated Fat: 9.8
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 61.0
  • Fiber: 7.5
  • Protein: 16.7
  • Cholesterol: 0

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