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Chinese Mabo Tofu Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

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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  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    40 mins

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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 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 :)

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 11, 2015

Ok. Far too salty with all that soy sauce. I don't think I'll make it again.

 
Jul 06, 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.

 
Sep 23, 2011

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

 
Dec 15, 2010

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 exactly what goes in it! i put in eggplant & green peppers & that really added to the dish. i used leftover ham instead of ground pork & it turned out great. also used red chili sauce instead of the hot bean sauce. basically, anything spicy should work. thanks for sharing a great recipe. definitely will make again.

 
May 10, 2010

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!

 
Mar 08, 2010

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

 
Feb 28, 2011

thanks!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 267 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.3 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 17.4 g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 22.3 g
  • 45%
  • Sodium
  • 1637 mg
  • 65%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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