Ma Po Tofu



  1. 1 tablespoon oyster-flavored sauce
  2. 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  3. 1/2 pound ground pork or beef
  4. 1 package (14 to 16 ounces) soft or regular tofu, drained


  1. 1/3 cup chicken broth
  2. 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  3. 1 1/2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce
  4. 1 teaspoon black bean garlic sauce
  5. 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  6. 1/2 teaspoon ground toasted Sichuan peppercorns
  7. 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  8. 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  9. 1 fresh red chile pepper, minced
  1. Combine marinade ingredients in a bowl. Add pork and mix well. Let stand for 10 minutes. Cut tofu into 1/2-inch cubes. Combine sauce ingredients in a bowl; set aside.
  2. Place a wok over high heat until hot. Add oil, swirling to coat sides. Add garlic and chile pepper, and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 10 seconds. Add pork and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add tofu and sauce. Cook, stirring gently, until tofu is heated through and sauce boils and thickens. Place in a serving bowl and garnish with green onions.