I have always enjoyed dumplings, wontons and well pretty much any type of dough with something hidden inside… they are like little packages with a surprise…
I remember when I was young a friend of mine and I would go to China town in Montreal and buy these amazing steamed bbq buns and I loved them… and I bet I would still love them if they didn’t have a ton of red food colouring in them…
Last winter, I had a bit of pork left over from a batch of pulled pork I had made and after having eating leftovers, I decided to change things up a bit and added some hoisin and garlic black bean sauce and chinese five spice… it was such a delicious mix! I made my dough for buns and was about to make a normal batch of hamburger buns when I go the idea to stuff them with the mix…
What I ended up with was such a treat!!
These are absolutely amazing! They are easy and pretty quick to make, they are fun to eat and the kids love them and they are great to bring with you the next day for a lunch and can even be eaten cold..
First make the insides of the buns… this can be anything… bbq pork? shredded chicken? the meat mixture from my meat and sweet potato pie? curried potatoes?
- 1 lb of either ground pork or ground beef
- 1 finely chopped onion
- 1/3 cup hoisin
- 3 tbsp garlic black bean paste
- 1 tsp chinese five spice mix
- 1 tsp garlic powder
For the dough (I use the same dough for hamburgers and hotdog buns):
- 1 1/4 cup of warm water + 1/4 cup of warm water
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup oil
- 2 1/4 tsp yeast
- 3 1/2 – 4 cups of flour
- 1 Tbsp kosher salt
Nice! I’d love to see a meatless version though 🙂
yes… which is why I wrote that you can put anything you like in it… I am thinking of trying a kind of samosa type mix in there….
oh my…these look so very yummy!!!!!
I might even be able to “trick” my very picky eaters into eating these….
Meat version would be for hubby….I will need to come up with a meatless version for
kiddos and I…
Can’t wait to try these…surely will not be this week end as we are finally getting some very hot weather….here comes water melon:))
Love this idea. I’m always looking for easy to bring food when we’re on outings… this is perfect. And perfect for the kids to hold onto. Especially if I make mini ones… regular sandwiches always fall apart and the kids mainly end up eating the bread and not the filling. Thx for sharing!!!
I’m gonna try this! So you they get that big with only letting them rise for 20 mins?