Looking to spice up basic tofu? Chipotle peppers add a spicy kick to plain tofu. Baked Chipotle Tofu is perfect for a main entree, used as a taco filling or on a sandwich!
If you have followed my blog for awhile, you might have noticed that I use chipotle peppers in adobo sauce a lot. If I can use them in a recipe, I probably will. Cans of chipotle peppers are inexpensive and can be found at your local grocery store.
The chipotle peppers add a punch of flavor to basic plain tofu. The smokiness and heat of the chipotle peppers elevates ordinary plain tofu.
It is so easy to make baked chipotle tofu! The first step is to press the tofu. It is really important to get any extra liquid out of the tofu.
Next, it is time to make the marinade. I just add all of the marinade ingredients into the baking dish. This makes clean-up a lot easier!
The liquid base of the marinade is Mexican beer. For the best flavor, you really want to use a Mexican lager for this recipe. The lager usually has limes which takes this marinade to the next level. If you don't want to cook with alcohol, you can always use vegetable broth instead.
Chipotle peppers, fresh lime juice, avocado oil, tomato pasta, and garlic make up the rest of the marinade. The combination of all the ingredient is so good!
The tofu bakes in the oven for a total of 40 minutes. Halfway through the cooking time, I like to flip the tofu. The longer bake time creates a chewy tofu. It also allows the tofu to absorb all of that wonderful flavor.
I love serving the baked chipotle tofu with Calabacitas a la Mexicana and rice. I would be happy eating this for dinner any night of the week!
If you are tired of plain tofu, I hope that you give this recipe for Baked Chipotle Tofu a try!
Baked Chipotle Tofu
Tofu is baked in a Mexican inspired chipotle marinade. This tofu is great as a main entree or on a sandwich!
- 1 pound extra firm tofu, drained
- 1 cup Mexican Lager
- 2-3 Chipotles in Adobo Sauce, minced
- 1-2 Tablespoons of the adobo sauce
- 2 Tablespoons Lime Juice
- 2 Tablespoons Avocado Oil
- 2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
- 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
- ¾ teaspoon Salt
- Drain the tofu and press the tofu for at least 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 400 F. Have a large ceramic baking dish ready. A 9 by 13 pan is a good size to use for this recipe.
- Slice the tofu 8 slices.
- Add the lager, chopped chipotles, adobo sauce, lime juice, avocado oil, tomato paste, garlic and salt. Whisk to combine.
- Add the tofu to the marinade in a single layer. Poke each slice with a fork several times, then flip the tofu over and press into the marinade.
- Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and bake another 20 minutes or until most of the marinade has been absorbed.
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This looks delicious. Question: is the lager for the cook to drink while preparing, or does it go in the marinade?
Thanks for the wonderful recipes you dream up!
Hi Cam! I accidentally left the lager out of the recipe instructions. Sorry about that. The lager goes into the marinade. I've updated the recipe! 🙂