How to cook Ma Po Tofu ?

Ma Po Tofu (Bean Curd) is a classic Chinese Sichuan dish.The main raw materials are tofu, ground beef (also pork), chinese pepper and chili. Ma comes from Chinese pepper, spicy from chili,this dish highlights the Sichuan “ma & spicy” features. Its unique taste, smooth mouthfeel. Then how to cook ma po tofu ?  Let me introduce.

Are you ready?   let’s start.

       Ingredients

This is the main ingredients!

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Instructions

1,Add 3 tablespoons of corn starch to the minced meat and stir evenly.

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2,scallion and garlic, finely chopped.

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3,Add oil, minced garlic, sichuan peppercorns,red chili  peppers and spicy bean sauce to stir fry over about 30 seconds (small fire).

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4,Add minced meat and stir fry for 1 minutes, then the minced meat becomes cooked.

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5,Add a small bowl of water and cook for 2-3 minutes ,And the soup will be boiled.

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6,Add silken tofu, do not use a shovel to turn the plate,gently push the tofu open and cook for 4-5 minutes.

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7,Finally add a small amount of starch water and cook for 1 minute. (You can add a small amount of salt or no salt according to your taste , because Sichuan Pixian Boad Bean Paste has salt).

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8,At this point we have completed the entire process and then put it in a bowl and sprinkle with scallion.

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It is so easy,is it? Good luck, you will have an unforgettable experience ,If you are the first time you may not have reached your expectations, it does not matter and you will gain experience from it. The next time you will do better.

Does Ma po tofu and rice look great?  Tofu is rich in vegetabl protein. Some people may think this will be very spicy. You try to know 😊😊.

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The main ingredients of this dish can be found on Amazon (Sichuan Pixian Boad Bean Paste, Sichuan Peppercorns ), Sichuan Pixian Boad Bean Paste is a special Sichuan product  in China, This chili sauce is different from Laoganma(Another popular chili sauce from China),Mapo tofu needs this chili sauce,Of course, when you are eating fried chicken, pizza, burgers, and noodles, you can add some of this chili sauce too.

 

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Ma Po Tofu

Ma Po Tofu (Bean Curd) is a classic Chinese Sichuan dish.The main raw materials are tofu, ground beef (also pork), chinese pepper and chili. Ma comes from Chinese pepper, spicy from chili,this dish highlights the Sichuan “ma & spicy” features. Its unique taste, smooth mouthfeel.

Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author By flavors

Ingredients

  • 1 package silken tofu (cut into 1.5cm cubes)
  • 8 oz. ground pork
  • 3 tablespoons garlic (finely minced)
  • 1~2 tablespoons spicy bean sauce (Sichuan Pixian Boad Bean Paste)
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/2 tablespoons chinese pepper (red Sichuan peppercorns)
  • Small handful red chili peppers (fresh or dried red chili peppers)
  • 1 scallion (finely chopped)
  • 5 tablespoons Corn Starch

Instructions

  1. Add 3 tablespoons of corn starch to the minced meat and stir evenly.

  2. scallion and garlic, finely chopped.

  3. Add oil, minced garlic, sichuan peppercorns,red chilipeppers and spicy bean sauce to stir fry over 1-2 minutes (small fire).

  4. Add minced meat and stir fry for 1-2 minutes.

  5. then the minced meat becomes cooked.
  6. Add a small bowl of hot water and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Add silken tofu, do not use a shovel to turn the plate,gently push the tofu open and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  8. Finally add a small amount of starch water and cook for 1 minute.(You can add a small amount of salt or no salt according to your taste , because Sichuan Pixian Boad Bean Paste has salt).
  9. At this point we have completed the entire process and then put it in a bowl and sprinkle with scallion.
 

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