Ma Po Tofu

Chinese dish of soft tofu and ground beef simmered in a spicy savory sauce and served with a side of rice

Chinese
Main

371

Calories

14 g

Carbs

22 g

Fat

23 g

Protein

Ma Po Tofu

Method

Add a small pinch of salt and sesame oil to minced beef. Mix well and set aside.

Mix 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 2 and ½ tablespoons of water in a small bowl to make water starch.

Cut tofu into square cubes (around 2cms). Bring a large amount of water to a boil and then add a pinch of salt. Slide the tofu in and cook for 1 minute. Move out and drain.

Get a wok and heat up around 2 tablespoons of oil, fry the minced meat until crispy. Transfer out beef out and leave the oil in.

Fry doubanjiang for 1 minute over slow fire and then add garlic, scallion white, ginger and fermented black beans to cook for 30 seconds until aroma. Then mix pepper flakes in.

Add water to the seasonings and bring to boil over high fire. Gently slide the tofu cubes. Add light soy sauce and beef.Slow the heat after boiling and then simmer for 6-8 minutes. Then add chopped garlic greens.

Stir the water starch and then pour half of the mixture to the simmering pot. Wait for around 30 seconds and then pour the other half. You can slightly taste the tofu and add pinch of salt if not salty enough. By the way, if you feel it is too spicy, add some sugar can milder the taste. But be carefully as the broth is very hot at this point.

Transfer out when almost all the seasonings stick to tofu cubes. Sprinkle Szechuan peppercorn powder (to taste)and chopped garlic greens if using.

Serve immediately with steamed rice.

Ingredients

Tofu

Tofu

450g

Sesame Seed Oil

Sesame Seed Oil

1/2 tbs

Fermented Black Beans

Fermented Black Beans

1/2 tsp

Black Pepper

Black Pepper

1 tbs

Salt

Salt

1/2 tsp

Sichuan Pepper

Sichuan Pepper

1/2 tsp

Soy Sauce

Soy Sauce

1 tbs

Olive Oil

Olive Oil

2 tbs

Spring Onions

Spring Onions

4

Ginger

Ginger

4 sliced

Water

Water

2 1/2 tbs

Garlic Clove

Garlic Clove

2 cloves chopped

Minced Beef

Minced Beef

100g

Doubanjiang

Doubanjiang

1 1/2 tsp

Spring Onions

Spring Onions

2 chopped

Cornstarch

Cornstarch

1 tbs

logo

Go on,
come get involved.

apple store logo

Android coming later this year!

© 2023 by

studio.gold

logo