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Chinese Mabo Tofu


Total Time: 30 min (Prep 15 min; Cook 15 min)

Yield: 4 servings




1 teaspoon cornstarch

1 tablespoon water

1/2 pound ground pork

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root

1 (16 ounce) package firm tofu, cut into 1 inch pieces

5 tablespoons soy sauce

2 tablespoons hot bean sauce

1 teaspoon white sugar

3 green onions, chopped

1 teaspoon sesame oil



Chinese Mabo Tofu


1.Mix cornstarch and water in a small bowl. Brown ground pork in a small skillet over medium high heat, about 5 minutes. Drain fat.


2.Heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. 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. 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.