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This Tofu Chile Verde is a stew made with green chiles, green enchilada sauce, veggies, tofu & black beans. A healthy & easy vegan dinner!

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This Tofu Chile Verde is my take on a Mexican classic. I kept things simple by using store-bought ingredients – this recipe only takes 40 minutes to make, but tastes like it has been cooking all day. High in protein and rich in flavor, this is a weeknight dinner you will want to make all the time!

Step One: Cook the Veggies

The base of this recipe is some chopped veggies, seasonings and tomato paste. Here is what you need:

  • avocado oil
  • yellow onion 
  • garlic
  • carrots
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • cumin
  • smoked paprika
  • pepper
  • tomato paste

Heat the oil in a stock pot over medium heat. Add all of the ingredients and cook down for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.

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Step Two: Add the Sauce & Protein

This recipe is traditionally made with chicken or pork. But, since we’re obviously keeping this vegan, we are using black beans & tofu as our protein. Be sure to drain and press the tofu before cubing it – this will allow it to soak up all of the flavors of the stew while it’s cooking.

Pour in a can of enchilada sauce, some broth, canned green chiles, black beans & tofu and bring to a boil. Partially cover, lower heat and simmer for 30-60 minutes – the longer the better, but if you’re short on time, thirty minutes will do!

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Step Three: Serve

Give the Tofu Chile Verde a taste and adjust the seasonings if you need to. Spoon some rice into each bowl and top it with the tofu – being sure to scoop up lots of that sauce from the pot!

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Top each bowl with some chopped cilantro and serve with some lime wedges on the side.

This is a great recipe for meal-prep or a quick weeknight dinner!

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Tofu Chile Verde

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
This Tofu Chile Verde is a stew made with green chiles, green enchilada sauce, veggies, tofu & black beans. A healthy & easy vegan dinner!
5 from 10 ratings

Ingredients

Equipment

Instructions
 

  • Heat the oil in a stock pot over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, carrots, dry seasonings & tomato paste and cook down for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Pour in the enchilada sauce, broth, green chiles, beans & tofu and bring to a boil. Partially cover, lower heat and simmer for 30-60 minutes – the longer the better.
  • Serve over rice with chopped cilantro and lime wedges on the side.

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Notes

  • Nutrition info does not include the rice.
  • I didn’t add any salt because there was plenty in the canned ingredients.
Calories: 281kcal, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 16g, Fat: 9g
Cuisine: Mexican
Course: Main Course
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This Tofu Chile Verde is a stew made with green chiles, green enchilada sauce, veggies, tofu & black beans. A healthy & easy vegan dinner | ThisSavoryVegan.com #thissavoryvegan #highproteinveganrecipes #veganstew