Impress your friends with this great recipe at your next tailgating party!

This week on “Steelers Late Night,” we’re cooking up Chinese Beef Bao Buns!

STEELERS LATE NIGHT “Late Night Tailgating Recipes”: Chinese Beef Bao Buns

COOKING TIME: 2½ – 3 hours
SERVING SIZE: 6-8 people


  • 525g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 ½ tbsp. caster sugar, plus a pinch
  • 1 tsp. fast-action dried yeast
  • 50 ml. milk
  • 1 tbsp. sunflower oil, plus extra for greasing and brushing
  • 1 tbsp. rice vinegar


1. Mix flour, sugar and ½ tsp. salt in a large bowl. Dissolve the yeast and a pinch of salt in 1 tbsp. warm water, then add it to the flour with the milk, oil, vinegar and 200 ml. water. Mix into a dough, adding extra water if needed.
2. Tip dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knead for 10-15 minutes, or until smooth. Place in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with a damp cloth and leave to rise for 2 hours, or until doubled in size.
3. Tip the dough onto a clean work surface and punch it down. Flatten the dough with your hands, then sprinkle over the baking powder and knead for 5 minutes.
4. Roll the dough into a long sausage shape, about 3 cm thick, then cut into 18 pieces about 3 cm wide.
5. Roll each piece of dough into a ball and leave to rest for 2-3 minutes.
6. Use a rolling pin to roll out each ball into in oval shape about 3-4 mm thick. Rub the surface of the dough ovals with oil and brush a little oil over a chopstick.
7. Place the oiled chopstick in the center of each oval. Fold the dough over the chopstick, then slowly pull it out.
8. Transfer the prepared buns onto a baking tray lined with baking parchment. Cover with a clean tea towel or lightly oiled cling film, and leave to prove in a warm place for 1 ½ hours, or until doubled in size.
9. Heat a large steamer over a medium-high heat. Steam the buns in batches for 8 minutes or until puffed up. Open each bun and fill with barbecue pork and pickled carrot. Serve warm.

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