Mapo Tofu Recipe

Looking for an easy Mapo Tofu recipe? Learn how to make Mapo Tofu using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by leighla17

Makes 4 servings



A high protein meal low in calories. Watch the sodium though!!

Recipe Ingredients for Mapo Tofu

16 ounces tofu , regular
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 ounces ground pork
1 cup green onions, chopped
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoon Chili Bean Sauce
2 oz Black Bean Sauce
2 oz fermented black beans
1/2 teaspoon dried red chili pepper , minced
2 teaspoon chili oil
1 1/2 cup vegetable broth
2 oz sake
2 teaspoon low sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoon sesame oil
2 tablespoon cornstarch
2 tablespoon water

Recipe Directions for Mapo Tofu

  1. Cut tofu into 1 inch cubes. Heat enough water in a large saucepan, add 1/2 teaspoon salt and tofu pieces. Bring to boil and cook tofu on medium high heat for 8 to 10 minutes and remove from heat. Precooking tofu in water prevents tofu from breaking apart easily later. Set aside.

  2. While tofu is cooking, make cornstarch paste by mixing 2 T cornstarch and 2 T water. Set aside.

  3. Set wok on high heat for 1 minute until hot. Add 2 T canola oil and swirl the pan, then add ground pork, stirring to separate.

  4. When ground pork is browned, add Chinese brown bean sauce, chili bean sauce , fermented black beans, and minced dried red chili pepper. Continue to cook for 1 minute.

  5. Add chili oil, drained tofu pieces, chicken stock, garlic chives, soy sauce, and sake. Stir fry gently for 1-2 minutes.

  6. Add cornstarch paste to thicken and add sesame oil. Swirl gently and cook for another 3-4 minutes on medium high heat.

Categories

Pork, Main Dish, Chinese

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 362.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
339
Calories from Fat
166
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
18.4g
28%
Saturated Fat
2.8g
14%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
31mg
10%
Sodium
1936mg
81%
Potassium
504mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates
17.3g
6%
Dietary Fiber
2.8g
11%
Sugars
1.6g
Protein
24.9g
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 25% Iron 17%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sodium
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