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Szechwan Spiced Bean Curd (Mapo Tofu)

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Category: Meat

 Ingredients List

  • 2 tb Cooking oil
  • 1 ts Hot oil (optional)
  • 1/4 lb Ground pork or beef
  • 1/3 c Chicken broth
  • 1 tb Fermented black beans;
  • -rinsed and lightly chopped
  • -(optional)
  • 2 Cloves sliced garlic
  • 2 ts Szechwan hot pepper sauce
  • 2 1/2 tb Dark soy sauce
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1/2 ts Sugar
  • 1/4 ts Msg
  • 3 Pads bean curd cut into 1/2"
  • -cubes
  • 1 c Peas (frozen is OK)
  • 2 ts Cornstarch mixed with
  • 2 tb Water
  • 1/8 ts Szechwan pepper powder
  • 1 tb Minced scallion
  • 2 ts Sesame oil


Heat a wok over medium high heat until hot, add the oil, wait until it is
hot, then add the meat. Stir-fry the meat until it is no longer pink. Add
the sauce and bring to a boil. Add the bean curd [and peas], bring to a
simmer, and cook for 2 minutes. Pour in the cornstarch mixture and stir
until the sauce has thickened. Turn off the heat and sprinkle with the
garnish. Serve immediately.

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