BBQ Pork Steam Buns

BBQ Pork Steam Buns – super easy to make with only 2 ingredients! We are obsessed with these easy steam buns! Refrigerated biscuit dough and BBQ pulled pork. Add hoisin sauce or Sriracha to spice them up. Ready in 15 minutes! You must make these ASAP!

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I fell in love with Bao Buns and Steam Buns at Epcot in Walt Disney World. I finally got around to making homemade buns at home, and I am obsessed with them! These BBQ Pork Steam Buns are off the charts delicious! Just as good as the buns I’ve eaten at Chinese restaurants. You MUST try this recipe ASAP!

supplies to make steam buns - steamer, skillet, bbq pork, onions, and biscuits

Equipment to Make Homemade Steam Buns

You are going to need a couple of special items to make steam buns at home. You will need a deep skillet or saucepan, bamboo steamer, steamer ring, parchment liners, and a rolling pin. The steamer parchment liners have holes in them to allow the steam to come through.

bbq pork on top of a flattened biscuit with a steamer in the back

How to Make BBQ Pork Steam Buns with Refrigerated Biscuits

These buns are ridiculously easy to make with only two ingredients. Yes! Two ingredients! I took a MAJOR shortcut and used refrigerated biscuit dough for the buns and worked perfectly. I also used premade BBQ pulled pork. These came together in a snap!

To make the buns, separate the refrigerated biscuits. Roll each biscuit into a 4.5-inch circle. Place some pulled pork in the center of the biscuit and bring the edges to the center. Pinch the center to seal the biscuit together and place it on parchment paper in the steamer.

Bring water to a boil in a skillet or pot. Add the steamer on top of the skillet or pot and steam the buns. Remove the steamer from the skillet and open the lid.

Tips and Frequently Asked Questions

  • It is important to use a can of 7.5-oz refrigerated biscuits. They come with 4 in a pack. There will be 10 biscuits in each can. You can find them at Walmart.
  • I tried this recipe with larger biscuits and they were just way too big and had too much dough.
  • For the bbq pulled pork, I used a package of premade bbq pork from the grocery store. You can also use pulled pork from your favorite restaurant or make your own.
  • Here is our recipe for Instant Pot Pulled Pork: https://www.plainchicken.com/instant-pot-pulled-pork/
  • Feel free to add some hoisin sauce or Sriracha to the pork.
  • Be careful not to overfill and crowd the steamer basket. The biscuits need space to expand as they cook.
  • I purchased bamboo steamer liners to use in this recipe. If you don’t want to buy the liners, you can cut out small squares of parchment paper for each bun, or cut a round circle that fits in the steamer. My liners had small holes in them to allow the steam to get through. You can see them in the photo above.
the inside of a bbq pork steam bun

What to Serve with BBQ Pulled Pork Buns

As I said, I am obsessed with making steam buns at home now. I can not believe how great these tasted with steamed biscuit dough! Who would have ever thought?!?!?

We’ve made these several times and just can’t get enough of them. We usually serve these with some green beans, asparagus, or a quick salad. Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with these yummy buns:

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the inside of a bbq pork steam bun

BBQ Pork Steam Buns

Yield: 20 buns
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
BBQ Pork Steam Buns – super easy to make with only 2 ingredients! We are obsessed with these easy steam buns! Refrigerated biscuit dough and BBQ pulled pork. Add hoisin sauce or Sriracha to spice them up. Ready in 15 minutes! You must make these ASAP!

Ingredients:

  • 2 (7.5-oz) cans refrigerated biscuits
  • 1 lb bbq pulled pork

Instructions:

  • Fill a wide, deep skillet or Dutch Oven with 1-inch of water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • Meanwhile, gently roll out the biscuits into 4.5-inch rounds. For each bun, spoon about 1 tablespoon of pulled pork onto the center of each dough round. Bring the edges of the biscuit together to the center. Pinch tops of the buns together to seal.
  • Spray the bamboo steamer with cooking spray and line with parchment paper. (Cut slits in parchment paper to allow steam to escape if you don't have the precut liners.)
  • Set the steamer basket over the boiling water. Add the biscuits to the basket, spacing evenly. Cover and steam for 15 minutes, until cooked through and puffed.
  • Gently transfer the buns to a wire rack to cool slightly.

Notes:

cans of refrigerated biscuits
  • It is important to use a can of 7.5-oz refrigerated biscuits. They come with 4 in a pack. There will be 10 biscuits in each can. You can find them at Walmart.
  • I tried this recipe with larger biscuits and they were just way too big and had too much dough.
  • For the bbq pulled pork, I used a package of premade bbq pork from the grocery store. You can also use pulled pork from your favorite restaurant or make your own.
  • Here is our recipe for Instant Pot Pulled Pork: https://www.plainchicken.com/instant-pot-pulled-pork/
  • Feel free to add some hoisin sauce or Sriracha to the pulled pork.
  • Be careful not to overfill and crowd the steamer basket. The biscuits need space to expand as they cook. I cooked six buns at a time in each layer of the steamer.
  • I purchased bamboo steamer liners to use in this recipe. If you don’t want to buy the liners, you can cut out small squares of parchment paper for each bun, or cut a round circle that fits in the steamer. My liners had small holes in them to allow the steam to get through. You can see them in the photo above.

Steph

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  1. Have made these 4 times in a month! They are out favorite food to make !! Made my own fried rice on the side with added extras! So delicious and easy..

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