Easy to make SPICY Chinese Mapo Tofu

Easy to Make Spicy Chinese Mapo Tofu

This easy to make spicy Chinese Mapo Tofu is packed full of delicious umami flavor!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 197kcal
Author Danielle Wolter



  • Mix the broth, bean paste, soy sauce, salt, sugar, sake and sesame oil in a bowl.  Set aside.
  • Stir fry the pork in a large skillet over medium heat until no longer pink, breaking up any big pieces.
  • Add the garlic and fry 2 minutes. 
  • Stir in the sauce. 
  • Add the tofu, cover and cook for 10 minutes. 
  • Remove lid and stir. 
  • Add cornstarch mixture to thicken if necessary.  Stir until thick and glossy. 
  • Remove from heat and serve, garnished with scallions and ground szechuan peppercorns.
  • Serve with steamed rice.


Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 596mg | Potassium: 163mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 2.7mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 1.4mg