About this recipe:This recipe has been passed on for years. Hot bean sauce is a prepared Chinese sauce made from fermented lima beans. You can find it in oriental / Chinese markets.
1 teaspoon cornflour
1 tablespoon water
225g minced pork
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon minced fresh root ginger
1 (349g) pack firm tofu, cut into 2.5cm pieces
5 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons hot bean sauce
1 teaspoon caster sugar
3 spring onions, chopped
1 teaspoon sesame oil
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Method Prep:15min › Cook:15min › Ready in:30min
Mix cornflour and water in a small bowl. Brown minced pork in a small frying pan over medium high heat, about 5 minutes. Drain fat.
Heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat in a large frying pan. Cook the garlic and root ginger in the oil until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in tofu and cook for 2 minutes. Season with the soy sauce, hot bean sauce and sugar; stir to combine. Stir in the cooked pork and spring onion. Sprinkle with the cornflour and water mixture; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Stir the sesame oil into the thickened mabo tofu.