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Terris' Vegan Ma Po Tofu

MaPo Tofu is a delicious and easy side dish or main course. Pair with Sichuan shredded potatoes for a satisfying meal!

Serves: 4
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes


  • Firm or extra firm tofu, 14 oz (1 package), cut into small cubes
  • Soy Sauce, 2 Tbsp
  • Chili Black Bean Sauce, 2 Tbsp
  • Sesame Seed Oil, 2 Tbsp
  • Sichuan pepper, ground, 1 tsp
  • Garlic, pressed, 4 cloves
  • Vegetable broth, 1 cup
  • Cornstarch or arrowroot powder, 1 Tbsp
  • Water, 1 Tbsp


  1. Heat (low) the oil and garlic for 3 minutes
  2. Add the pepper and chili bean paste
  3. Heat (medium-low) for 2 minutes
  4. Add vegetable broth, soy sauce, and tofu
  5. Simmer (medium-high) for 5 minutes
  6. Turn off heat
  7. Mix water and cornstarch or arrowroot powder
  8. Stir


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