Mapo Tofu Recipe

Mapo Tofu Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4


  • 1 lb of silken tofu
  • 1/4 lb minced beef
  • 2 tbsp chilli bean sauce (doubanjiang)
  • 1 tsp fermented black bean (douchi)
  • 1 tbsp flaked red pepper or powder
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp garlic 
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp potato starch
  • 1/2 tbsp Szechuan peppercorn


  1. Cut the tofu into square cubes and bring a large amount of water to a boil. Then add some salt and slide the tofu in to cook for one minute. Remove and drain.
  2. Heat up wok with oil and fry the ground beef until cooked.
  3. Fry the doubanjiang with black bean, garlic and ginger for 1 minute. Then mix the flaked pepper in.
  4. Add a broth of your choice or water and gently slide the tofu cubes in. Add soy sauce and the beef.
  5. Heat to a boil and then let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Mix potato starch in until the sauce thickens. Garnish with green onion and Szechuan peppercorn.
  7. Remove to a plate and serve.


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