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Turkey Ma Po Tofu


From EatingWell:  July/August 2013

Ma Po Tofu is a traditional Chinese recipe usually made with ground pork. This delicious, healthy version uses ground turkey to cut saturated fat and calories and adds mushrooms for extra veggies. Serve with brown rice and make it extra special with a drizzle of sesame oil just before serving.

4 servings, 1 1/4 cups each | Active Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes



  1. Whisk chile-garlic sauce, black bean sauce, rice wine (or sherry), soy sauce and 1 1/4 cups water in a small bowl.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add turkey and mushrooms and cook, stirring and breaking up the turkey, until it is no longer pink, 3 to 5 minutes. Add scallions and ginger and cook, stirring, for 1 minute more.
  3. Add the reserved sauce; bring to a boil. Stir in tofu and cook until hot, about 2 minutes. Combine cornstarch with the remaining 2 tablespoons water and add to the pan. Simmer until the sauce is thickened, about 2 minutes.


Per serving : 325 Calories; 18 g Fat; 3 g Sat; 5 g Mono; 65 mg Cholesterol; 12 g Carbohydrates; 31 g Protein; 1 g Fiber; 451 mg Sodium; 695 mg Potassium

1 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1/2 vegetable, 4 medium-fat meat, 1 1/2 fat

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