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Turkey Ma Po Tofu for Two


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 calories and saturated fat and adds mushrooms for extra veggies. Serve with brown rice and make it extra special with a drizzle of sesame oil just before serving.

2 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 2/3 cup water in a small bowl; set near the stove.
  2. Heat oil in a medium skillet or flat-bottomed carbon-steel wok over medium-high heat. Add turkey and mushrooms and cook, stirring and breaking up the turkey, until it is no longer pink and mushrooms have released their liquid, 3 to 5 minutes. Add scallions and ginger and cook, stirring, for 1 minute more.
  3. Add the reserved sauce and bring to a boil. Add tofu and gently stir to combine. Cook until the tofu is hot, about 2 minutes. Combine cornstarch with the remaining 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl and add to the pan; simmer until the sauce is glossy and thickened, about 2 minutes. Serve garnished with scallions, if desired.


Per serving : 326 Calories; 18 g Fat; 3 g Sat; 5 g Mono; 65 mg Cholesterol; 12 g Carbohydrates; 31 g Protein; 1 g Fiber; 456 mg Sodium; 696 mg Potassium

1 Carbohydrate Serving

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

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