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Southern Barbecue Bao Buns

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Southern Barbecue Bao Buns
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 8
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Get your dim sum fix fast with this American twist on Chinese pork buns. With just 5 ingredients and a few minutes of prep, you can get a flavorful homemade fusion dinner on the table.

Ingredients

1
cup diced pulled pork with barbecue sauce (homemade or from 16-oz container)
3
green onions, thinly sliced
1
can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Homestyle refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
1
egg, beaten
1
teaspoon soy sauce

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line large baking sheet with cooking parchment paper.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix pork and green onions. Separate dough into 8 biscuits. Press each biscuit into 4-inch round. Divide pork mixture among biscuit rounds, placing about 2 tablespoons in center of each round. Gather dough around filling, and pinch to seal. Place each bun, seam side down, on baking sheet.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix egg and soy sauce. Brush top and sides of each bun with egg mixture. Discard any remaining egg mixture.
  • 4 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until deep brown and filling reaches 165°F on an instant-read thermometer OR freeze and bake later as directed in Step 5.
  • 5 If making ahead to bake and serve at a later date: Assemble buns on cooking parchment paper-lined baking sheet; do not brush with egg mixture. Freeze unbaked buns, uncovered, 45 minutes to 1 hour or until biscuits are very firm. Label 1-gallon resealable freezer plastic bag. Transfer buns in single layer to bag; remove as much air as possible, and freeze up to 3 months. To bake: Line baking sheet with cooking parchment paper. Place frozen buns on baking sheet. Bake 25 minutes; brush with egg mixture. Bake 9 to 11 minutes longer or until deep brown and filling reaches 165°F on an instant-read thermometer.
Tips  

Use prepackaged and sauced barbecued pork, or homemade sauced pulled pork shoulder.

Be sure to firmly pinch together the biscuit dough before turning the buns over to make sure the filling stays inside the buns.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
60
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
11%
(
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
14%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Sodium
470mg
20%
Potassium
100mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
23g
8%
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
,
Sugars
6g
)
Protein
6g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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