- 1 pound ground beef (400 gm), you may use chicken or pork instead of beef if you like
- 28 ounces firm tofu (800 gm)
- 1 leek, cut into pieces
- 1 onion, cut into pieces
- 1/2 cup coriander
- 4 tbsp chili bean paste
- 1 tbsp black bean paste
- 2 tbsp oil
- 2 tbsp fragrant chili oil (refer to Fragrant Chili Oil recipe above)
- 1 tbsp cooking wine
- 1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch mixed with 3 tbsp of water
Cut tofu into cubes.
Boil 4 cups of water, add in 1 tsp of salt.
Add tofu into boiling water and boil for 5 minutes. Remove and put aside (this softens tofu and also gets rid of the soybean smell).
Saute onion in oil till light brown. Then add in fragrant chili oil (2 tbsp).
Add in meat and fry till half cooked. Stir in chili bean paste, black bean paste, and leek.
Add in tofu, use a wooden spatula to gently mix it with meat (take care not to break up the tofu).
Sprinkle in cooking wine and coriander.
Add in the cornstarch-water mixture. Cook till slightly thickened.
Ready to serve your Spicy Tofu with Ground Beef.