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Impossible™ Mapo Tofu

Impossible™ Mapo Tofu
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The following recipe and photography was provided by Impossible Foods™.

Spicy and plant-based, this Chinese-inspired meal is perfect for vegetarians or those looking to swap a few meatless meals into their dinnertime repertoire.

Made with fresh tofu, Impossible™ Burger and a zesty sauce, it’s nearly impossible not to love this flavor-packed dish!

Impossible™ Mapo Tofu

Impossible™ Mapo Tofu


  • 1 package Impossible™ Burger
  • 790 grams medium firm tofu
  • 2 spring onions
  • 2 tsp. ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 Tbsp. spicy chili bean sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. rice wine
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 2 tsp. Szechuan peppercorn
  • 2 Tbsp. oil
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. Soak tofu in salted water for 20 minutes. This will keep the texture of the tofu firm. Rinse and pat dry. Cut into small pieces and set aside.
  2. Mince the spring onion, ginger and garlic.
  3. Heat 2 Tbsp. of oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
  4. Add Szechuan peppercorn and cook for 1 minute until fragrant. Remove from heat, discard the Szechuan peppercorns and set aside the Szechuan pepper oil for later use.
  5. Using the same frying pan, sauté minced garlic and ginger with 4 Tbsp. of oil over medium-high heat until fragrant.
  6. Crumble in Impossible™ Burger and cook for 5-7 minutes until browned.
  7. Add the spicy chili bean sauce and stir fry the ingredients until fragrant.
  8. Add rice wine and soy sauce and stir well.
  9. Add the water and bring it to a boil.
  10. Add diced tofu, cover and let it simmer for 3-5 minutes.
  11. Mix the cornstarch with 2 Tbsp. of water. Remove the lid and add the cornstarch mixture.
  12. Cook until the sauce has thickened and remove from heat.
  13. Transfer to a serving plate and pour the prepared Szechuan peppercorn oil over the tofu.
  14. Top with spring onion and serve immediately.

Impossible Mapo Tofu

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Heinen's Grocery Store

By Heinen's Grocery Store

In 1929, Joe Heinen opened the doors of a small butcher shop on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio, aiming to establish himself as the city’s purveyor of quality meats. As customers came into Heinen’s new shop for their meat purchases, they began asking him to carry groceries as well. Joe added homemade peanut butter, pickles and donuts and by 1933, business had grown enough to include a line of produce and canned goods. Heinen’s Grocery Store was born.

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