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Baked Szechuan Tofu with Ginger Green Beans

Prep time
5 mins
Special Diets
Food Allergies
Dairy-free | Gluten-free
Recipe adapted from


An easy Asian-style dish that is almost as fast as take-out!


1 lbfirm tofu, drained and cut into 1" cubes
7 tsan-j szechuan sauce, divided use
1⁄2 lbfresh green beans, cleaned and trimmed or 10-oz. pkg frozen green beans
1 tvegetable oil
2 clvgarlic, thinly sliced
1 Tfresh ginger, minced
3 chot, cooked brown rice


Pour the 2-tablespoons Szechuan sauce into a non-reactive mixing bowl, add the tofu cubes and toss gently until coated. Cover and marinate in refrigerator for about 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375°F. Transfer the tofu to a lightly oiled baking dish and bake 30 minutes, stirring once. Meanwhile steam fresh green beans until just barely tender. Rinse them with cold water to stop the cooking and drain very well. If using frozen beans defrost and drain well, do not steam. Heat a large skillet or wok; swirl in the oil and add the garlic and ginger. Stir-fry a minute or two until soft. Do not let the garlic brown! Add the baked tofu and steamed green beans to the skillet and toss to mix. Add the remaining teaspoon of Szechuan sauce and toss to coat beans and tofu. Heat through and serve over brown rice.