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PREP TIME: 10 minutes (not including time to make Basic Cashew or Pepperjack Cheese Sauce)
ACTIVE TIME: 20 minutes
INACTIVE TIME: 45 minutes
Olive oil spray
6 canned whole green chiles (from three 4-ounce
cans or the equivalent), rinsed and drained
1 corn tortilla, plus more for serving
One 14-ounce block extra firm tofu, drained
¼ cup unsweetened nondairy milk
1 tablespoon olive oil
⅓ cup unbleached all-purpose flour (or gluten-free
flour blend)
2 tablespoons cornmeal (certified gluten-free if
1 teaspoon baking powder
1½ teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
Basic Cashew or Pepperjack Cheese Sauce
Chopped fresh cilantro, optional
Salsa, optional
1. Preheat the oven to 375°F . Lightly spray a
10-inch round pan with olive oil.
2. Slice the chiles in half lengthwise and clean the insides of any remaining seeds. Slice the halves in half
lengthwise, then slice all of the strips in half crosswise. Set aside.
3. Slice the tortilla in half. then slice each half into about twelve strips. Set aside.
4. Combine the tofu, milk, and olive oil in a food processor and process until smooth.
5. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, cumin, coriander, onion powder,
garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Add the pureed tofu and stir until combined. Fold in the chiles and tortilla
6. Spread the mixture in the prepared pan and drizzle cheese sauce over the top (using as much or as
little as you’d like). Bake for 35 minutes, or until firm. Remove from the oven and let rest for 10 minutes
before serving. Serve topped with cilantro and salsa (if using), and alongside cooked corn tortillas (see
the directions under Beer-Marinated Portobello Tacos with Avocado-Corn Salsa ). Leftovers will keep in
an airtight container in the fridge for 2 to 3 days.