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Chinese Braised Mushrooms & Tofu 500-Calorie Menu

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Ma Po Tofu, a classic dish from the Sichuan province of China, inspired this recipe. The original is made with soft tofu and ground pork or beef with plenty of heat from dried chile peppers and Sichuan peppercorns. Portobello mushrooms stand in for the meat in our vegetarian version and convenient jarred chile-garlic sauce gives it plenty of kick.

To round out your 500-calorie meal, serve with ½ cup of brown rice

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