Mapo Dofu | Chinese Spicy Pork with Tofu
Mapo Dofu | Chinese Spicy Pork with Tofu
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    Faster than phoning for take-out and far better, my little sister's version of the Chinese classic 'Mapo Dofu' is the stuff of obsession. Ground pork is broken up and fried until crispy, then simmered with pillowy soft squares of tofu in a thick, spicy and sweet sauce fragrant with garlic and ginger served over hot rice. This is tofu for meat lovers!Adapted lovingly from my sister Christina Thrasher's recipe.

    Ingredients

    • 1 tablespoon Szechuan peppercorns
    • 1 tablespoon peanut or canola oil
    • 1 pound ground pork
    • 2 tablespoons chili powder
    • 6 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced
    • 1 1/2-inch piece of fresh ginger root, grated or finely minced
    • 1 bunch green onions, trimmed of the root ends and sliced thinly, white sections divided from the green sections.
    • 1/2 cup black bean chili sauce
    • 1 cup water
    • 1 tablespoon reduced sodium soy sauce or tamari
    • 1 tablespoon Gochujang or Sriracha, plus more to taste
    • 1 block (14 ounces) soft tofu, drained, cut into 1/2-inch cubes, and drained in a colander while the pork cooks
    • Hot Cooked Rice

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 73 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 4 g 6.77%
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g 3.14%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 1 mg 0.22%
    • Sodium: 323 mg 13.46%
    • Calcium: 28 mg 2.79%
    • Potassium: 165 mg 4.7%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 3.36%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 7 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 5.09%
    • Sugar: 3 g
    • Protein: 2 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 4.09%
    • Vitamin C 6.03%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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