My grandmother's traditional recipe. This is what I cook when I want something quick and satisfying. It's my husband's favorite. If you like spicy Chinese food, you'll love this! Serve it over jasmine rice.

D. Morello
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook garlic in the olive oil over medium-high heat in a large saucepan until lightly browned and fragrant. Add the ground pork and brown, stirring frequently to break it up. Stir in the tofu, reduce the heat to medium, and cook to reheat, stirring occasionally, about three minutes. Season with black bean sauce, soy sauce, sherry, and green onions.

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Nutrition Facts

313 calories; 21.3 g total fat; 49 mg cholesterol; 201 mg sodium. 7.1 g carbohydrates; 24.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
07/17/2007
If you want this more flavorful marinate the pork first with rice wine white pepper corn starch and tiny bit of soy sauce. You can also combine sweet bean sauce with spicy bean sauce. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/10/2006
My husband and I went very impressed by this dish. It did not taste bad but there wasn't anything in it to really make it stand out. My husband added some chinese five spice to his portion and he said it helped. We won't make this recipe agian mainly because we like our food to be very falvorful and this just wasn't there. Read More
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15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
07/17/2007
If you want this more flavorful marinate the pork first with rice wine white pepper corn starch and tiny bit of soy sauce. You can also combine sweet bean sauce with spicy bean sauce. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/17/2007
If you want this more flavorful marinate the pork first with rice wine white pepper corn starch and tiny bit of soy sauce. You can also combine sweet bean sauce with spicy bean sauce. Read More
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
08/20/2006
I really enjoyed the simplicity of this dish. I couldn't find spicy bean sauce so I used garlic bean sauce and lots of crushed red pepper. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/27/2008
I've modified this dish to make a MaPau Pork/Tofu dish which I loved from restaurants in Singapore. Came out well. Doubled quantity of black bean sauce used beer instead of sherry added an equal amount of Japanese Rice Wine used one regular minced onion some mushrooms and voila! It was awesome. Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
08/10/2006
My husband and I went very impressed by this dish. It did not taste bad but there wasn't anything in it to really make it stand out. My husband added some chinese five spice to his portion and he said it helped. We won't make this recipe agian mainly because we like our food to be very falvorful and this just wasn't there. Read More
(8)
Rating: 3 stars
08/04/2010
Not bad with the black bean sauce. This was similar to the Ma Po Dofu that my mom used to make - a favourite of my brother's! Instead of black bean we always used spicy red chili garlic paste and garnished with chinese parsley. Cilantro for all you non-asians!. SERIOUS heat - serve it with lots of steamed rice. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/12/2010
Didn't have all the ingredients so I made a similar recipe for dinner. It was good & filling. Very easy & customizable to whatever you have on hand. Browned the pork with oyster sauce garlic powder & pepper. Then added a little chopped spinach & cilantro with soft tofu for a little extra color & flavor Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/11/2020
4.21.11 ... https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/105430/chinese-style-ground-pork-and-tofu/ ... This was good. I had to do a little substituting. Used garlic chile sauce for the black bean sauce. I also added a half teaspoon cornstarch to help the sauce "stick". I didn't have green onions so just used regular onions & sauteed them with the garlic. Green would have been better. Needs more veggies than just that, too. The sauce was really good, but not nearly as good the next day. Eat more the first day or make more/fresh sauce the next. :) Tried with reduced fat pork & it was a good choice. Notes4Me: Marinate pork. Can sub spicy chile garlic paste for spicy black bean sauce. Garnish with Chinese parsley - or cilantro. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/28/2014
I couldn't find the spicy black bean sauce so I just used garlic black bean sauce and added some Thai chilis for the spice. This came out just okay for us. It didn't taste bad we just think it lacked something and just wasn't anything special that we would want to make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/17/2013
Tasty and very fast. I added some broccoli and added the tofu at the end so the cubes wouldnt get all mushy with stirring for the three minutes. Next time I'd add water chestnuts Read More
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