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Pork-Stuffed Tofu With Tomato Sauce

 
One serving costs about $1.95

$1.95 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

8 gluten-free,dairy-free,gluten free,dairy free lunch,main course,main dish,dinner
spoonacular Score:59%

Spoonacular Score: 59%

 

Pork-Stuffed Tofu With Tomato Sauce might be just the main course you are searching for. One serving contains 329 calories, 20g of protein, and 23g of fat. This recipe serves 8 and costs $1.58 per serving. A mixture of salt, garlic, ground pork, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so flavorful. To use up the sugar you could follow this main course with the Whole Wheat Refined Sugar Free Sugar Cookies as a dessert. Not a lot of people made this recipe, and 1 would say it hit the spot. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free and dairy free diet. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 45 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 47%. This score is solid. Try Spinach, Pesto, and Feta-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Chunky Tomato Sauce, Stuffed Tofu With Pork, and Pan-Fried Stuffed Tofu With Oyster Sauce for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
28 oz
28 oz whole diced canned tomatoes
whole diced canned tomatoes
2
2  eggs
eggs
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp fish sauce
fish sauce
3 Tbsps
3 Tbsps fish sauce
fish sauce
0.56 cloves
0.56 cloves garlic
garlic
1 lb
1 lb ground pork
ground pork
4 Tbsps
4 Tbsps oil
oil
some
some bell pepper
bell pepper
some
some salt
salt
2
2  scallions
scallions
1 tsp
1 tsp sugar
sugar
28 oz
28 oz tofu
tofu
28 oz whole diced canned tomatoes
28 oz
whole diced canned tomatoes
2  eggs
2
eggs
1 Tbsp fish sauce
1 Tbsp
fish sauce
3 Tbsps fish sauce
3 Tbsps
fish sauce
0.56 cloves garlic
0.56 cloves
garlic
1 lb ground pork
1 lb
ground pork
4 Tbsps oil
4 Tbsps
oil
some bell pepper
some
bell pepper
some salt
some
salt
2  scallions
2
scallions
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp
sugar
28 oz tofu
28 oz
tofu

Equipment

baking sheet
baking sheet
paper towels
paper towels
sauce pan
sauce pan
frying pan
frying pan
sieve
sieve
bowl
bowl
baking sheet
baking sheet
paper towels
paper towels
sauce pan
sauce pan
frying pan
frying pan
sieve
sieve
bowl
bowl


Instructions

  1. For the pork-stuffed tofu - drain tofu in a fine-meshed sieve for at least 10 min.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Repeat with the remaining tofu and any patties you have.
  10. 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.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.95
Ingredient
28 ounces whole diced canned tomatoes
2 eggs
1 tablespoon fish sauce
3 tablespoons fish sauce
5 cloves garlic
1 pound ground pork
4 tablespoons oil
some bell pepper
2 scallions
28 ounces tofu
Price
$1.70
$0.48
$0.35
$1.04
$0.33
$3.01
$0.15
$2.99
$0.16
$5.39
$15.61

Tips

Health Tips

  • 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!

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • 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 prefer lean meat and you can't find ground pork (which is generally leaner than ground beef), look for extra lean ground beef, ground turkey, or even ground bison.

  • 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.

Cooking Tips

  • Fish sauce is a popular ingredient in several Asian cuisines made from salted, fermented fish. It is used to kick up the umami in a dish. If you don't have fish sauce, you can try substituting Worcestershire sauce or soy sauce.

  • 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.

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

Green Tips

  • Choose organic, pasture raised pork to avoid antibiotics, hormones, and genetically modified feed. It is better for your health, for the animals, and for the planet. If you're worried about your grocery budget, try eating vegetarian meals more often during the week so you can splurge on better meat on the weekends.

  • 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!

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
373 Calories
22g Protein
24g Total Fat
15g Carbs
18% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
373
19%

Fat
24g
38%

  Saturated Fat
5g
37%

Carbohydrates
15g
5%

  Sugar
8g
10%

Cholesterol
81mg
27%

Sodium
1086mg
47%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
22g
46%

Vitamin C
105mg
128%

Vitamin A
2640IU
53%

Vitamin B1
0.54mg
36%

Vitamin B6
0.66mg
33%

Selenium
19µg
27%

Vitamin E
3mg
25%

Vitamin B3
4mg
23%

Iron
3mg
20%

Vitamin K
20µg
19%

Potassium
667mg
19%

Calcium
186mg
19%

Vitamin B2
0.31mg
18%

Phosphorus
176mg
18%

Fiber
4g
17%

Manganese
0.33mg
17%

Folate
61µg
15%

Magnesium
57mg
14%

Zinc
1mg
13%

Copper
0.24mg
12%

Vitamin B5
1mg
11%

Vitamin B12
0.54µg
9%

Vitamin D
0.22µg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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