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Minced Beef with Tofu, Peas, and Oyster Sauce Recipe

Course main dish
Cuisine Chinese
Author Sharon Wong @NutFreeWok


  • 1 pound box of firm tofu drained
  • 1/4 cup water room temperature
  • 2 tablespoon oyster sauce adjust to taste
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 onion chopped
  • 1 pound finely minced beef or ground beef
  • 2 cups frozen petite peas defrosted


  1. Cut some slits on the top of the tofu box and drain the tofu for a few hours in a bowl in the refrigerator OR drain and transfer to a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 2 minutes.
  2. Cut tofu into approximately 16-20 pieces and set aside for 10 minutes or until ready to use.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the water, oyster sauce, soy sauce, and cornstarch and stir, set aside until ready to use.
  4. Preheat a large frying pan on medium heat for a minute, add oil, swirl to coat, and sautee chopped onions for 1-2 minutes until translucent.
  5. Add beef and sautee until browned (spoon out excess fat, if using ground beef, if desired).
  6. Drain the tofu again, add tofu and peas into the pan, gently stir into the beef.
  7. Stir the sauce and add to the pan, continue cooking until heated through and the sauce thickens (2 minutes).
  8. Stir again and simmer for another minute, adjust to taste with more oyster sauce, serve over rice.