Pork and tofu make a great pairing when it comes to dinner time, and if you are looking for some inspiration then here are our two favorite recipes that use both Circle B Ranch Ground Pork and tofu.
Even if you think you aren’t a fan of tofu, these recipes will make you think again! Tofu is a blank canvas ready to absorb a variety of great flavors, and these two recipes will show you just that!
1. Ground Pork Stir Fry With Crispy Tofu
This recipe packs a flavorful punch and only takes twenty minutes to cook! Here’s what you need:
- 1 lb ground pork
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 tsp grated ginger
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 lb Tofu
- A touch of chili sauce if you like it spicy!
- 1 tbsp hoisin sauce
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- Spring onion for garnish
- Sesame seeds for garnish
- steamed rice to serve on the side
The first step is to heat up your pan and get the temperature nice and high so that when you add the pork into the pan it will sizzle and get nice and crispy on the outside. Then you will add your garlic and ginger to get the good smells going. Ideally, you want your tofu to get nice and crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. One way to achieve that is to use a tofu press, as this drains all excess liquid so that you can achieve that maximum crunch! This is quick and easy, so once you have drained the liquid you can add the tofu and hoisin sauce into the pain. Once it's all cooked, add your garnish and service with steamed rice.
2. Spicy Pork And Vegetable
TofuRecipe number two is another crowd favorite as it is a tasty and satisfying dish that is quick and easy to make.
- 1lb ground pork
- 1lb tofu (cubed)
- 2 cloves of garlic minced
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp ginger
- 2 tsp chili Oil
- Chilli flakes for garnish
- Spring onions for garnish
- 1 pepper
- 1 tsp sriracha sauce
Put your pan on medium to high heat before adding sesame oil and the minced pork. You will want this to brown up and almost caramelize before adding the soy sauce ginger, garlic, and chili oil. Let the flavors merge and simmer, and then toss in your cubed tofu and pepper. Keep the heat nice and high and add more sesame oil if you need it, that way the tofu can crisp up on the outside yet remain fluffy on the inside. Once cooked, serve over freshly cooked noodles and sprinkle finely sliced spring onions and chili flakes over the top. If you are a spice fiend, then add some sriracha sauce over the top and mix it all in. However, be careful because you don’t want to end too much and risk losing the flavor of the beautiful sauce you just made.
There you have it, two flavorsome and easy-to-cook meals that will blow your mind and make you rethink your opinion towards tofu.