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20 minutes
4 servings
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dairy-free
gluten-free
(?)
Has gluten from:
soy sauce, thin (lite)
kid friendly
has meat
(?)
Has meat from:
ground beef (15% fat)
beef broth
has pasta
has seafood
mediterranean
vegan
(?)
Not vegan due to:
ground beef (15% fat)
beef broth
vegetarian
(?)
Not vegetarian due to:
ground beef (15% fat)
beef broth
pescatarian
(?)
Not pescatarian due to:
ground beef (15% fat)
beef broth
paleo
(?)
Not paleo due to:
tofu
sesame oil
douban
douchi
cornstarch
This recipe has no customizations.
 
Nutrition to Balance
This recipe has Sodium as 101% (as a percentage of RDA).
 
You'll likely need to take this into account today to balance out your diet.
 
Nutrition Rating Details
Here are the percentages used to determine the nutritional rating for this recipe:
• Calcium: 0.0% of RDA
• Calories: 25.2% of RDA
• Carbs: 2.6% of RDA
• Fat (total lipid): 36.3% of RDA
• Fiber: 2.0% of RDA
• Fructose: 0.0% of RDA
• Protein: 21.0% of RDA
• Sodium: 101% of RDA
• Sugar: 1.9% of RDA
• Vitamin A (IU): 2.5% of RDA
• Vitamin B6: 14.3% of RDA
• Vitamin C: 2.3% of RDA
• Iron: 0.0% of RDA
• Magnesium: 13.8% of RDA
• Manganese: 14.1% of RDA
• Niacin: 19.9% of RDA
• Potassium: 10.3% of RDA
• Zinc: 29.6% of RDA
If any nutritional component is greater than 75% of RDA (or any vitamin/mineral is greater than 600% of RDA), the recipe gets a “Nutrition to Balance” rating.
Whether this matters for your diet depends mostly on what other foods you consume today.
 
MACROS
Carbohydrate
7.24
g
Calories
504
 
Fiber
0.562
g
Iron
0
mg
Protein
23.6
g
Sodium
1372
mg
Sugars
0.597
g
Fat (total lipid)
22.2
g
 
INGREDIENTS
Amount
Measure
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Ingredient
 
1
package
+
-
 
silken tofu.
 
1/2
lbs
+
-
 
 
1/2
tbsp
+
-
 
 
1 1/2
tbsp
+
-
 
*see note* roughly chopped.
 
1/2
tbsp
+
-
 
*see note* roughly chopped.
 
1
tbsp
+
-
 
 
1/2
tsp
+
-
 
 
1
tbsp
+
-
 
 
1 1/2
cups
+
-
 
 
2
tbsp
+
-
 
 
2
whole
+
-
 
finely chopped.
 
2
cloves
+
-
 
finely chopped.
 
1
tsp
+
-
 
minced.
 
2 1/2
tbsp
+
-
 
 
1
tbsp
+
-
 
 
1/2
tbsp
+
-
 
ground into a powder.
 
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PREPARATION
1.
Add a small pinch of salt and sesame oil to ground beef. Mix well and set aside.
2.
Mix 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 2 and ½ tablespoons of water in a small bowl to make water starch.
3.
Cut tofu into square cubes. Bring a large amount of water to a boil and then add a pinch of salt. Slide the tofu in and cook for 1 minute. Move out and drain.
4.
In a wok and heat up around 2 tablespoons of oil, fry the ground meat until crispy. Remove the beef out and leave the oil in.
5.
Fry douban for 1 minute over medium-low heat in the wok and then add garlic, white part of scallion, ginger and douchi and cook for 30 seconds until fragrant. Then add red pepper flakes.
6.
Add broth to the seasonings and bring to a boil over high heat.
7.
Gently add the tofu cubes. Add light soy sauce and beef. Lower the heat after boiling and then simmer for 6-8 minutes.
8.
Stir the water starch and then pour half of the mixture into the wok. Wait for around 30 seconds and then pour the other half. You can taste the tofu and add pinch of salt if not salty enough. Stir well, making sure all of the tofu is covered.
9.
Remove from heat. Sprinkle sichuan peppercorn powder (to taste) and mix well.
10.
Serve with sliced green scallions.
NOTES, TIPS, TRICKS, HINTS, ETC:
1.
Douban is also known as Doubanjiang, or Toban-djan, Chili bean sauce, is a spicy, salty paste made from fermented broad beans, soybeans, salt, rice, and various spices.
2.
Douchi, or Tochi is a type of fermented and salted black soybean. Alternative names: Fermented black soybeans, Chinese fermented black beans, salted black beans, salty black beans.
THIS RECIPE CAN BE CUSTOMIZED
1.
Make it Gluten Free!
 
A gluten-free variant of this recipe can be made. Just substitute gluten-free soy sauce (lite) for soy sauce, thin (lite).
2.
Make it Wheat Free!
 
A wheat-free variant of this recipe can be made. Just substitute gluten-free soy sauce (lite) for soy sauce, thin (lite).
 
COMPLETE NUTRITION
This recipe has the following nutrient totals:
Calories 504
Protein 23.6 g
Carbohydrates 7.24 g
Iron 0 mg
Fiber 0.56 g
Calcium 0 mg
(plus many more nutrients)
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