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Chinese Braised Tofu with Ground Pork Recipe

Jaden Hair
Braised Tofu with minced pork is so easy to cook, and most of all delicious! It's warming and hearty, blocks of crispy edged tofu floating in a delicious chicken broth, sprinkled with succulent morsels of ground pork - you have to try it! 

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4 servings
Calories 398 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 block firm or extra firm tofu
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 pound ground pork beef, turkey or chicken
  • 1 clove garlic very finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup cool water
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 stalk green onion chopped

Instructions
 

  • Drain the tofu and place on towels or paper towels. To get rid excess water in the tofu, place another towel on top of the tofu, then place something flat and heavy (like a cutting board or a cast iron frying pan) on top. You can weigh the cutting board down by putting a couple of cans of soup on top. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Cut the tofu into several slices 3/4" thick. Season on both sides with salt, pepper.
  • Heat a wok or large saute pan over medium-high heat. When hot, swirl in the cooking oil. Very carefully and slowly slide in the tofu slices in one layer. Fry for 1 minutes, then flip to fry the other side for 1 minute until both sides are browned. Remove the seared tofu to a clean plate.
  • To the same wok, add in the ground meat. Saute until browned, about 2 minutes. Add in the garlic and the ginger and stir fry for 30 seconds.
  • Add in the chicken broth, oyster sauce and soy sauce. In a small bowl, whisk together the water and the cornstarch. In the wok, stir in the water and cornstarch mixture and bring everything to a simmer.
  • Add the cooked tofu back in the pot. Lower the heat to medium-low. Let simmer for 5 minutes, until thickened. Mix in green onion. Serve with rice.

Nutrition

Sodium: 912mgCalcium: 53mgVitamin C: 5mgVitamin A: 15IUSugar: 1gFiber: 1gPotassium: 535mgCholesterol: 82mgCalories: 398kcalSaturated Fat: 10gFat: 30gProtein: 27gCarbohydrates: 4gIron: 2mg
Keyword braised tofu, crispy tofu, tofu and pork
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