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Chinese Mabo Tofu

Rated as 4.36 out of 5 Stars

"A simple, delicious Chinese mabo tofu recipe that has been passed on for years. Easy to prepare!"
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Ingredients

40 m servings 267 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Mix cornstarch and water in a small bowl; set aside.
  2. Brown ground pork in a small skillet over medium-high heat, about 5 minutes. Drain fat.
  3. Heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet or wok. Cook the garlic and ginger root in the oil until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in tofu and cook for 2 minutes. Season with the soy sauce, hot bean sauce, and sugar; stir to combine.
  4. Stir in the cooked pork and green onion. Sprinkle with the cornstarch and water mixture; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Stir the sesame oil into the thickened mabo tofu.

Footnotes

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  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 267 calories; 17.4 g fat; 8.3 g carbohydrates; 22.3 g protein; 37 mg cholesterol; 1637 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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My daughters are vegetarian, so I left out the meat, and I was winging it at suppertime (late!), so I didn't have everything. In my version I used olive oil, no meat.. didn't know what hot bean ...

Most helpful critical review

Good recipe but I don't think it's represented correctly. more like tofu stir fry than mapo tofu.

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My daughters are vegetarian, so I left out the meat, and I was winging it at suppertime (late!), so I didn't have everything. In my version I used olive oil, no meat.. didn't know what hot bean ...

This recipe is delicious. I didn't have any hot bean sauce so I substituted a mixture of miso paste and chili garlic sauce. I also substituted onion chives for the green onion. I bet the origina...

This is a very delicious recipe. It tastes like the restaurant style! Thanks!

i love this recipe! i used to make mabo tofu from a mix, but lately i'm trying to make things from scratch to avoid the chemicals that come in processed foods. this was easy to make & you know ...

I substituted green beans for pork (not a meat eater). Delicious and simple -- I had all of the ingredients, save the tobanjan, on hand. Thanks!

I made this recipe with asparagus instead of ground pork because I don't eat meat. I thought it was fantastic!

thanks!

I followed this recipe exactly and it turned out great. I used low sodium tamari instead of regular soy sauce. It was still a little on the salty side I thought....but good anyway.

I substituted ground chicken for the pork and it was delicious! Thanks for sharing!