Friday, 8 May 2015

Beef &Tomato Mapo Tofu

Thursday Dinner

- Beef & Tomato Mapo Tofu
- Lemon & Mint Pickled Cabbage

Beef & Tomato Mapo Tofu Recipe (Serves 4)


  • 500g beef mince
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 eggplant, cubed
  • 8 cherry tomatoes
  • 400g Tofu, cubed
  • 2~3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 10g ginger, grated
  • 1Tbsp Tobanjan
  • 1 star anise
  • 1Tbsp Miso
  • 2Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Sichuan pepper
  1. In a frypan, heat oil and fry garlic, ginger, Tobanjan and star anise
  2. When flagrant, add beef mince
  3. When beef mince is cooked, add onion, eggplant and cherry tomatoes
  4. Add a cup of water, Miso and soy sauce and simmer with a lid on
  5. When eggplant is almost cooked, add Tofu and continue cooking for 2~3mins
  6. Add 1Tbsp arrowroot starch mixed with 1Tbsp water to thicken
  7. Stir well, be careful not to break up Tofu too much
  8. Sprinkle Sichuan pepper
  9. Serve as is, with rice or noodles

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