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Ma Po Tofu #2

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Category: Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • 1 tb Cooking oil
  • 1 ts (or several cloves; crushed)
  • -garlic
  • 1 ts Fresh chopped ginger
  • 1 Bunch scallions
  • 1/2 lb Ground pork
  • 1 c Water
  • 1 ts Cornstarch
  • 1/3 -(up to)
  • 1/2 lb Tofu cut into bite-size
  • -chunks. (I like the very
  • -soft; but the firmer tofu
  • -varieties work well too.)
  • 1 ts Black bean sauce
  • 1 ts (or to taste) spicy chili
  • -sauce
  • 1 tb (or to taste) soy sauce

 Directions

Here is a delicous, spicy recipe for tofu, with Chinese origins. It lends
itself to infinite variations, but here's the basic recipe:

In a large skillet, saute ginger, garlic, and scallions in the cooking
oil. When garlic is slightly browned, add ground pork, and cook until meat
is thoroughly browned.

Mix cornstarch in a cup of water, and add to the meat in the skillet.
Bring to a simmer. At this point, add the bean sauce, chili sauce, and soy
sauce and stir all well. The sauce should just begin to thicken a bit.

Finally, add the tofu pieces, and gently stir so it's well mixed with the
sauce. Cover and simmer for 20- 30 minutes. Serve over rice. some
variations:

-use ground beef or ground turkey, or mix ground meats

-use no meat at all, and sautee bell peppers or mushrooms, or other
vegetables

-use meat and vegetables!

-add fresh spicy chiles for an extra zing

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