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Chinese Mabo Tofu

Chinese Mabo Tofu

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

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  • Calories:
  • 267 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 17.4 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.3g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 22.3 g
  • 45%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 1637 mg
  • 65%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  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.
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Reviews

jennifertse10
8
9/23/2011

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

sphericon
8
7/6/2010

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 original recipe is even better, but my modified version was still yummy.

STONESOUP
7
10/23/2011

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 sauce so I put in some white miso (1 tbsp) instead. My daughter--who doesn't like sesame seeds, and I did use the roasted sesame oil--thinks this dish is keeper. So do I :)