Sofritas Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Have you tried those new vegan Sofritas Bowls at Chipotle yet? I have not, only because I’ve been too lazy to hunt down a Chipotle at dinnertime. Sadly, the nearest one is about 12 miles from me, and that’s just a little too far for me to go for fast food – even though their fast food is pretty darn good. So instead of driving to the next town for Sofritas, I did the next best thing. Yep – I made it myself.

I’m pretty much in love with this stuff. Cooks up incredibly fast, and it can be served in multiple ways – stuff it into a burrito, spoon it into a grilled corn tortilla, serve it in a bowl over regular or cauliflower rice, or just eat it with a spoon. I was craving some stuffed peppers, when I came up with this twist on them.

Normally I would steam my peppers lightly, stuff them and bake them, but these poblanos were screaming to be grilled and just lightly charred. They were absolutely right – smoky, spicy, really yum.   It turns when you grill the peppers and then stuff them, you can totally skip the baking step. Love that!

Sofritas Stuffed Poblano Peppers|Craving Something Healthy

If you don’t care whether these are vegan or not, I think a little bit of Cheddar Jack or Queso Fresco would be absolutely divine mixed into the filling.


Sofritas Stuffed Poblano Peppers|Craving Something Healthy

Sofritas Stuffed Poblano Peppers

A delicious vegetarian or vegan dinner
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Diet: Lower Carb, Heart Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 187kcal


  • 1 pound extra firm tofu drained and pressed (see below)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 small jalapeño pepper seeded and minced
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce minced, plus 1 tablespoon of sauce
  • ½ teaspoon dried cumin
  • 28 ounces Fire Roasted Tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 large poblano peppers cores removed
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • ½ cup queso fresco crumbled (optional)


  • Heat the grill to medium high heat.
  • To press any extra moisture out of the tofu, place the drained tofu in a strainer over a bowl, and cover with several sheets of paper towels folded in half. Place a heavy pot on top of the covered tofu, and let the pot press on the tofu for about 30 minutes.
  • Cut tofu into ½ inch slices, stack the slices and then dice. Set tofu aside.
  • In a large saute pan, heat the oil on high heat, and saute onion until wilted and translucent.
  • Add garlic, jalapeño, and chipotle peppers with sauce. Saute for about 3 minutes until vegetables are softened.
  • Add cumin and stir for about 30 seconds.
  • Add tofu to the pan, and gently break it apart with a spatula.
  • Add canned tomatoes and season with salt.
  • Reduce the heat to low and let simmer for about 15 minutes.
  • Add cilantro, lime juice and if desired, the cheese immediately before stuffing the mixture into the peppers.
  • While the sofritas mixture cooks, grill the peppers, for about 3-5 minutes on each side, or until softened and lightly charred. If the peppers start to blacken too quickly, reduce the heat on the grill.
  • Let peppers sit for a few minutes until they are cool enough to handle.
  • Fill each pepper with the sofritas filling, and serve immediately.


If you can't find large poblanos, use the smaller ones, but plan on 2 per person.


Serving: 0g | Calories: 187kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 722mg | Potassium: 456mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1293IU | Vitamin C: 140mg | Calcium: 145mg | Iron: 2mg
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What are you having for Meatless Monday? How do you do stuffed peppers?

Eat well!


  1. Thanks for sharing this recipe, I tried it for the first time today ,and WOW it woke up my taste buds .Its quite flavorful a great meatless option .

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