Chinese Style Ground Pork and Tofu Recipe -
Chinese Style Ground Pork and Tofu Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Chinese Style Ground Pork and Tofu

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"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."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. 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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 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.

Aug 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.

Nov 26, 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.

Apr 21, 2011

This was good. I had to do a little substuting. 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 treduced fat pork & it was a good choice.

Aug 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.

Mar 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

Mar 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.


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  • Calories
  • 313 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 49 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 21.3 g
  • 33%
  • Fiber
  • 2.6 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 24.8 g
  • 50%
  • Sodium
  • 201 mg
  • 8%

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

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