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Japanese Mabo Tofu With Eggplant

 
One serving costs about $1.63

$1.63 per serving

2 people like this recipe

2 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

4 gluten-free,dairy-free,gluten free,dairy free Asian,Japanese
spoonacular Score:39%

Spoonacular Score: 39%

 

The recipe Japanese Mabo Tofu With Eggplant is ready in about about 45 minutes and is definitely a tremendous gluten free and dairy free option for lovers of Japanese food. This recipe makes 4 servings with 389 calories, 19g of protein, and 28g of fat each. For $1.63 per serving, this recipe covers 16% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. 2 people have tried and liked this recipe. Head to the store and pick up spring onions, eggplant, ground beef, and a few other things to make it today. It is brought to you by Foodista. With a spoonacular score of 39%, this dish is rather bad. Similar recipes are Mapo Tofu (Mabo Dofu), Japanese Tofu Hamburger, and Japanese Eggplant.

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Lubanzi Chenin Blanc

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Ingredients

Servings:
some
some rice
rice
1 small
1 small eggplant
eggplant
1 medium size
1 medium size onion
onion
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp fresh ginger
fresh ginger
2
2  garlic cloves
garlic cloves
0.75 lb
0.75 lb ground beef
ground beef
4
4  spring onions
spring onions
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps oil
oil
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp sesame oil
sesame oil
6 Tbsps
6 Tbsps soy sauce
soy sauce
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps sake
sake
1.5 tsps
1.5 tsps sugar
sugar
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps water
water
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp red to-ban-jan
red to-ban-jan
some rice
some
rice
1 small eggplant
1 small
eggplant
1 medium size onion
1 medium size
onion
1 Tbsp fresh ginger
1 Tbsp
fresh ginger
2  garlic cloves
2
garlic cloves
0.75 lb ground beef
0.75 lb
ground beef
4  spring onions
4
spring onions
2 Tbsps oil
2 Tbsps
oil
1 Tbsp sesame oil
1 Tbsp
sesame oil
6 Tbsps soy sauce
6 Tbsps
soy sauce
2 Tbsps sake
2 Tbsps
sake
1.5 tsps sugar
1.5 tsps
sugar
2 Tbsps water
2 Tbsps
water
1 Tbsp red to-ban-jan
1 Tbsp
red to-ban-jan

Equipment

frying pan
frying pan
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

Cook rice according to directions on package (I like to use Nishiki rice). Slice eggplant lengthwise into 4 strips. Slice horizontally into quarters. Set aside. In a pan over medium/high heat, add 2 tbsp oil, garlic, ginger, onions and half of the spring onions. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until onions are translucent. Add ground beef and season with a bit of salt & pepper. When the meat is cooked, add to-ban-jan and stir. Add sesame oil and eggplant and cook for 5 to 7 minutes, until the strips are soft and cooked through. Add tofu and delicately break it up while mixing it in. Add sake, sugar, water, 4 tbsp soy sauce, stir and cook for a couple of minutes. Add the remaining 2 tbsp soy sauce and spring onions, stir and turn the heat off. Serve over rice.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.63
Ingredient
1 small eggplant
1 medium size onion
1 tablespoon fresh ginger
2 garlic cloves
¾ pounds ground beef
4 spring onions
2 tablespoons oil
1 tablespoon sesame oil
6 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons sake
Price
$1.52
$0.24
$0.04
$0.13
$2.64
$0.32
$0.08
$0.34
$0.73
$0.48
$6.51

Tips

Health Tips

  • You can reduce your sodium intake by choosing lower-sodium soy sauce.

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

  • If you're following a gluten-free diet, be sure to find a gluten-free soy sauce!

  • Be conscious of your choice of cooking oils. Some studies have shown that vegetable oils like safflower oil, sunflower oil, and canola oil might actually contribute to heart disease. Olive oil is a good alternative for low temperature cooking, while coconut oil is a recent favorite for high temperature cooking. Do your research!

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

  • The price of ground beef is going up. Beans and lentils, on the other hand, are both cheap and filling. Depending on the recipe, you might be able to add beans or lentils to stretch out your beef.

Cooking Tips

  • To keep your eyes from stinging and watering while cutting onions, trying popping the onion in the freezer for 15 minutes before you plan to start cooking. Chilling the onion slows the release of the enzyme responsible for teary eyes.

  • Make sure you cook ground meat thoroughly. Grinding meat creates a lot of surface area that bacteria can grow on, so eating undercooked ground meat poses a real health risk.

  • Keeping ginger on hand all the time doesn't mean you have to buy bottled ginger. Instead, freeze fresh ginger whole and grate what you need while its still frozen.

  • You should not store your onions with your potatoes because the gases they emit will make each other spoil faster. For more information about selecting and storing onions, check out this lesson about onions in the academy.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • According to the Non-GMO Project, about 90% of the canola oil in the United States is made from genetically modified rapeseed, so if this issue is important to you be sure to buy certified organic or certified GMO-free canola oil!

  • Choose organic, grassfed beef whenever possible. If you're worried about your grocery budget, try eating a few vegetarian meals so you can afford better meat!

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
388 Calories
19g Protein
27g Total Fat
14g Carbs
8% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
388
19%

Fat
27g
43%

  Saturated Fat
7g
48%

Carbohydrates
14g
5%

  Sugar
7g
8%

Cholesterol
60mg
20%

Sodium
1571mg
68%

Alcohol
1g
7%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
19g
39%

Vitamin K
35µg
34%

Vitamin B12
1µg
30%

Vitamin B3
5mg
28%

Zinc
3mg
27%

Manganese
0.5mg
25%

Vitamin B6
0.49mg
24%

Phosphorus
213mg
21%

Selenium
13µg
20%

Potassium
637mg
18%

Fiber
4g
18%

Iron
2mg
16%

Vitamin E
2mg
14%

Vitamin B2
0.23mg
13%

Folate
49µg
12%

Magnesium
48mg
12%

Copper
0.21mg
11%

Vitamin B5
0.91mg
9%

Vitamin C
7mg
9%

Vitamin B1
0.12mg
8%

Calcium
49mg
5%

Vitamin A
146IU
3%

covered percent of daily need

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