Pork-Stuffed Tofu With Tomato Sauce

Pork-Stuffed Tofu With Tomato Sauce

45 minutes

  • Serving Size:   8
  • Gluten-Free:   True
  • Dairy-Free:   True
  • Weight Watcher Points:   9
  • side dish
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For the pork-stuffed tofu - drain tofu in a fine-meshed sieve for at least 10 min.In a large bowl, beat two eggs.

Add ground meat, scallions, fish sauce, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper and gently stir together.Slice the block of tofu in half, and then each half into thirds or quarters so you have 6 - 8 slices - you want them to be about 1/2" thick. These are fairly thin slices but I prefer stuffing the filling shallower to ensure everything cooks through, rather than thicker slices and stuffing the filling deeper into the tofu

With a small spoon, scoop out some of the tofu from each slice, creating a little well to stuff meat into. Make sure you leave a border of tofu around the well, and if you go through the other side of the tofu a little, don't worry about it. As long as most of it's intact, it'll stay together just fine.

Place the stuffed tofu slices on a few layers of paper towel to keep absorbing any excess moisture from the tofu.

Add the scooped out tofu to the meat mixture and gently stir in.Stuff the meat filling into the tofu, smoothing it out on top to cover most of the tofu. Form any remaining meat filling into small patties about 2" wide and about 1/2" thick - they'll be pretty loose patties so you'll be better off with smaller patties.In a large nonstick skillet, pour enough oil to cover the whole bottom with a thin layer, about 2-3 tablespoons.

Heat oil over medium high heat. Reduce heat to medium and place tofu slices in, tofu side down. Cook until browned, about 4-5 minutes.While tofu is cooking, start the tomato sauce. In a medium saucepan, heat a tablespoon of oil over medium heat.

Add garlic and cook until softened.

Add tomatoes, fish sauce, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper and sugar.

Let simmer about 10 min. Taste and adjust seasoning to your own taste. If it has gotten too thick or the flavors are a little strong, add a little broth or water to thin out and let simmer a little longer.Back to the tofu - flip pieces over and cook for another 4-5 minutes until the meat side is lightly browned and the meat is cooked through. If the oil and pan has gotten pretty hot, it may take less than this. You may also want to reduce the heat a little if it seems really hot. When finished, move the slices to a plate lined with a few layers of paper towels, or a rack over a baking sheet to drain.Repeat with the remaining tofu and any patties you have.

Serve pork-stuffed tofu and patties over brown jasmine rice (or white if you prefer) and spoon tomato sauce over them.

Garnish with sliced scallions. You can also serve with a simple vegetable if you like to round out the meal.

Pork Stuffed Tofu With Tomato Sauce

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