Ma Po Tofu Recipe

Ma Po Tofu Recipes

  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 10 mins
  • READY IN 25 mins 


Original recipe makes 4 servings
  •  4 ounces ground pork
  •  2 tablespoons dry sherry
  •  1 teaspoon cornstarch
  •  1/2 tablespoon fermented black beans, rinsed and mashed
  •  1/2 tablespoon chili paste with garlic
  •  1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  •  2 tablespoons soy sauce
  •  3 cloves garlic, crushed
  •  1/2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  •  1 (14 ounce) package tofu, drained and cut into cubes
  •  1 cup frozen green peas
  •  1/2 cup chicken broth
  •  1 tablespoon cornstarch, mixed with equal parts water

  1. In a small bowl, combine ground pork, sherry and 1 teaspoon cornstarch; set aside.
  2. In a separate small bowl, combine black beans, chile paste, cayenne pepper, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger; set aside.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. If pork is lean, add 1 tablespoon oil. Cook pork until evenly browned. Stir in black bean mixture, tofu, and peas. Pour in chicken broth, and bring to a boil. Stir in dissolved cornstarch, and cook until thickened.

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