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Mapo Tofu

A delicious, spicy, savory meal of tofu, ground pork, scallions, garlic, ginger, and more
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4 people
Calories 752 kcal


  • 1 large skillet


Marinate the Pork

  • ¾ lb ground pork
  • ½ tsp sesame oil
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tsp Chinese cooking wine

The Sauce

  • 4 cloves garlic diced
  • 1 inch ginger diced
  • 4 green onions diced
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 tbsp fermented chili bean paste
  • 1 tsp fermented black beans in chili oil optional
  • 4 dried chili peppers sliced
  • 1 tbsp Szechuan peppercorns crush half
  • 1.25 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sugar

The Rest

  • 1 block tofu diced
  • 1.5 tbsp corn starch
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 2 cups white rice


The Pork

  • Combine pork, salt, sesame oil, and cooking wine in a mixing bowl. Leave it on the counter while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
  • Add canola oil to skillet and heat up on medium. Once hot, add pork and cook until no longer pink. Take pork out of skillet and put it aside.
  • You should probably start cooking the rice now.

The Sauce

  • Add fermented chili bean paste and black beans (optional) to skillet and fry for 1 minute.
  • Add the garlic, ginger, half of the green onion, and dried chili peppers. Cook for 4 minutes, or until onions are starting to get translucent.
  • Add chicken broth and peppercorns, turn heat up to medium-high, wait for it to boil.
  • Add tofu and pork. Cook for 8 minutes, don't stir too much before this or tofu can break.
  • Add sugar and soy sauce.
  • Mix water and corn starch in separate bowl and stir into the mapo tofu
  • Garnish with the other half of the diced green onion. Serve over white rice.



Calories: 752kcalCarbohydrates: 85gProtein: 31gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 590mgPotassium: 473mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 252IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 180mgIron: 3mg
Keyword chinese food, mapo doufu, mapo tofu, szechuan food
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