Mapo Tofu

Mapo Tofu

by mature11

4.9 (1)







It is said that eating tofu is healthy, but it also depends on how to eat it. After using tofu, frying it, and then coating it with soup, it is delicious with rice, but after all, it is not the healthiest way to eat it after it has been fried. The method of not frying is of course healthier. Apart from home-boiled tofu with cabbage, the most commonly eaten is Mapo Tofu. I have seen a lot of Mapo tofu recipes on the Internet, some of them are very homely, and I can’t talk about authentic Sichuan dishes. I always thought Mapo tofu is a vegetarian dish, but later I learned that the authentic one should be meat. Recently, I learned how to make Mapo tofu with my old lady in Sichuan, which is absolutely authentic. The soup is very tasty, and a bowl of rice is definitely not enough. The tofu is very tender. It's best to use a spoon when you eat it, so that the soup is mixed with the rice, it's so fragrant!


Mapo Tofu

1. The main raw materials of Mapo tofu: tofu and beef. The minced beef is marinated in cooking wine, and the tofu is cut into cubes.

Mapo Tofu recipe

2. Heat the oil in a pan, add the bean paste, some green onions, minced garlic, and dried pepper, and sauté until fragrant.

Mapo Tofu recipe

3. Stir-fry beef mince until half cooked

Mapo Tofu recipe

4. Add boiling water, sugar, salt, chili powder, dark soy sauce to taste

Mapo Tofu recipe

5. Carefully put in tofu and simmer on high heat

Mapo Tofu recipe

6. Cook until there is not much juice left, thicken the thick gorgon, shake the pot to collect the juice

Mapo Tofu recipe

7. Sprinkle pepper powder on a pan and sprinkle with chopped green onions!

Mapo Tofu recipe


1. After the tofu is put in, there is no need to flip it with a spatula! You can gently shake the pot body.
2. Bean paste and dark soy sauce are very salty. Add or not add salt according to your taste. Don't be salty.


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