Friday, December 3, 2021

Mouth-Watering Spicy Tofu With Ground Beef

Prepare time: 20 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Ready in: 40 mins
Spicy Tofu with Ground Beef is a comforting dish, great for a cool night in. It is a family favorite in our house, and each mouthful is an explosion of flavor. Tofu is rich in protein and contains all nine essential amino acids. It is a good source of iron, calcium, and the minerals magnesium, copper, zinc, and vitamin B1. And I love any excuse to cook with my homemade Fragrant Chili Oil.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

Prepare Tofu:

1

Cut tofu into cubes.

2

Boil 4 cups of water, add in 1 tsp of salt.

3

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).

Method:

1

Saute onion in oil till light brown. Then add in fragrant chili oil (2 tbsp).

2

Add in meat and fry till half cooked. Stir in chili bean paste, black bean paste, and leek.

3

Add in tofu, use a wooden spatula to gently mix it with meat (take care not to break up the tofu).

4

Sprinkle in cooking wine and coriander.

5

Add in the cornstarch-water mixture. Cook till slightly thickened.

6

Ready to serve your Spicy Tofu with Ground Beef.

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Jenny Low
Jenny is from Malaysia but lives in beautiful Melbourne Australia. When she isn't cooking up a storm in the kitchen, she enjoys spending the time to nurture her garden.
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