Ma Po Tofu




  • 1 tablespoon oyster-flavored sauce

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

  • 1/2 pound ground pork or beef

  • 1 package (14 to 16 ounces) soft or regular tofu, drained


  • 1/3 cup chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce

  • 1 teaspoon black bean garlic sauce

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground toasted Sichuan peppercorns

  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil

  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic

  • 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.

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