CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL SOFRITAS
A delicious seasoned sauce which can be used to flavor many Latin/Cuban/Spanish dishes consisting for garlic and tomatoes with a special blend of spices. Although served with tofu, you san substitute whatever meat you want. Delicious with pork.
Mexican Spice Mix
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
2 teaspoons ground ancho chile powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon avocado oil or olive oil
1/2 medium onion, diced small (about 1 cup)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon minced chipotle chiles in adobo sauce (add more if you like spicy)
1 tablespoon diced mild Hatch chiles
1 tablespoon Mexican Spice Mix
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 (16 oz.) package organic extra firm tofu, drained, dried well and crumbled
1 cup of your favorite Mexican beer
fresh lime wedges, for serving
Prepare the Mexican Spice Mix: Combine all the spices in an airtight container and shake to combine.
Prepare the Sofritas: Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat and warm the oil. Saute the onion and garlic with a pinch of salt until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the chipotle peppers, chiles, and spice mix, and continue cooking and stirring until the spices are fragrant, about 1 minute.
Add the tomato paste; cook another minute. Add the crumbled tofu and beer and cook until the liquid has reduced and the flavors have melded, about 5 minutes. Taste and adjust the seasoning as desired. Serve with rice or tortillas and fresh lime wedges.