Mapo Tofu (麻婆豆腐) in the Instant Pot

It has been a while since we've posted so here is another recipe for the instant pot:

This is one of our favorites for the summer as in the instant pot it means no turning on the stove or oven!

This recipe is adapted from the Chinese site here:

For 4 people:
Minced pork (or ground beef) - 150 gram or around a quarter or half pound
Tofu - two boxes (I like to cube them)
Onions and green onions (minced also) - about 1/4 cup
Oil (olive or sesame works) - 1 TBS
Rice wine - 1 TBS
Soy sauce - 1 TBS
Brown sugar - 1/2 TSP
Soybean paste - 2 or 3 TBS

To thicken:
1 TBS tapioca starch (or corn or other kinds of starch)
1/2 cup of water

To make:
Have the setting on "saute" for your instant pot, on ours, it is the waterless setting for chicken
Put the oil into the bottom of the pot
Put in the minced meat and the onions
Put the soybean paste, mix
Then put in the tofu cubes
Then pour the rice wine, brown sugar, soy sauce mixture over the tofu

Reset the setting to beans on pressure cooking - close the lid to not let the water run out.

Then it beeps and it is ready!


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