Simple Bao Beef Buns - Certified Hereford Beef

Simple Bao Beef Buns

This Chinese classic is made simple with shredded Certified Hereford Beef pot roast and store-bought biscuit dough. You’ll have an easy and unique appetizer on the table in no time!

Cook Time 30M
Protein 6g
Servings 30
Simple Bao Beef Buns

Helpful Hereford Tips

Baking beef provides rich flavor and tender meat, while broiling beef provides a slightly charred taste with a crispy exterior and tender interior.

Nutritional Information




8% DV


10% DV


3% DV


8% DV


12 ounces cooked Certified Hereford Beef pot roast
1 cup chopped spinach or green onions
1/2 cup hoisin sauce
3 cans (10 biscuits each) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits


  • Chop or shred pot roast; place in large microwave-safe dish. Cover, vent and microwave until heated through, stirring occasionally. Stir in spinach and hoisin sauce. Microwave until sauce is thickened and beef is coated with sauce. Set aside.
  • Cut parchment paper to line basket of stove-top steamer, cutting hole in center as needed. Add water to steamer, making sure water level is below basket. Bring water to a boil.
  • Meanwhile, place biscuit dough pieces on cutting board. Flatten each piece of dough into 3-inch square, extending corners; press corners onto board with thumbs. Place about 1 tablespoon of beef mixture in center of dough square. Bring two opposite corners up and over filling and pinch together; bring remaining two corners up and over filling, pinching all seams and corners together to form square bun. Repeat with remaining dough and filling.
  • Turn buns over until ready to cook. Place buns into steam basket in batches, keeping at least 2 inches apart. Cover and steam 7 minutes or until dough reaches temperature of 190°F and the filling is 165°F. Gently remove buns from basket with long handled tongs; cool. Repeat until all buns are steamed. Serve bao buns with sauce as desired.

About Chuck Eye Roast

This is the classic pot roast, becoming moist and tender when braised and full of rich, beef flavor.

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