Ma Po Tofu (Braised Spicy Pork With Tofu)
35 mins (prep 15, cooking 20)
15 ingredients
1 servings
This spicy, ground pork and tofu recipe served over white rice really hits the spot for me after a long day. With just a few ingredients, and some quick prep you can have dinner on the table in about a half hour. This is cheaper and more satisfying than any takeout I've ordered the last 10 years. Unlike some recipes for ma-po tofu, I eliminate the need to marinate the pork, just braise it in the sauce mixture for 10 minutes and all the flavors permeate the tofu. You can also adjust the heat by reducing the amount of chili paste so that the kids will enjoy it too - and who doesn't want their kids to develop a love for something as healthy as tofu? I also slice the ginger into larger pieces so I can remove it later (I love the taste of ginger but not biting into it)Enjoy!!

Categories:  <-60-mins , beginner-cook , taste~mood , spicy , equipment , one-dish-meal , chinese , time-to-make , asian , easy , main-dish , pork , meat , inexpensive , szechuan , stove-top ,
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Serving Size (341.25 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 629.73 Calories from Fat 279.45
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31.05g 47.77%
Saturated Fat 4.92g 24.6%
Trans Fat 0.38g %
Cholesterol 158.52mg 52.84%
Sodium 611.37mg 25.47%
Total Carbohydrate 34.86g 11.62%
Dietary Fiber 0.76 g 3.05%
Sugars 15.34 g %
Protein 53.77g 107.53%
Vitamin A 78.35IU% Vitamin C 2.35mg%
Calcium 34.07mg% Iron 2.6mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
ground pork, firm tofu, cooking wine, chinese rice wine, dark soy sauce, red chile paste


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