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Tofu with Meat Sauce

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Moriyama, Yukiko. Quick & Easy Tofu Cookbook. Tokyo: JOIE, Inc., 1998.


12 ounces tofu, well drained

1/2 pound lean ground beef

1 green onion

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1/2 teaspoon sugar

1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted

1 tablespoon cornstarch dissolved in 3 tablespoons water

Marinade Sauce:

1 teaspoon soy sauce

1 tablespoon green onions, chopped

1 clove garlic, finely chopped

1 1/2 tablespoons sesame oil

dash of pepper

Mix ingredients except chopped green onions.


Cut tofu into 1/2″ thick pieces.

Cut green onion 1 1/2″ long, then cut lengthwise into strips.

Heat oil in wok or skillet, saute tofu until lightly brown on both sides.  Set aside; keep warm.

Marinate ground beef in marinade sauce.  Add chopped green onions.

Cook and stir-fry ground beef until lightly brown.  Add soy sauce, crushed red pepper (optional), sugar and toasted sesame seeds.  Add cornstarch mixture and stir until meat sauce is hot.  Serve tofu on large plate or platter, pour meat sauce over and sprinkle with crushed red pepper and thin sliced green onions.

Makes 4 – 6 servings

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