How to Make Beef Siopao (Steamed Buns)

Siopao is the Filipino version of the Chinese baozi (steamed buns). Enjoy this flavorful packed dish great for on the go!

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How to Make Beef Siopao (Steamed Buns) Recipe
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In a small bowl pour in 2 cups of warm water, 1 pack or 1 tbs of instant rise yeast, and 1 tbs of sugar. Mix and set aside.

In a small bowl pour in 2 cups of warm water, 1 pack or 1 tbs of instant rise yeast, and 1 tbs of sugar. Mix and set aside.

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In a large mixing bowl add 5 cups flour, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 1/2 tbs baking powder, and 6 tbs shortening. Mix until ingredients are combined..then add your water and yeast mixture.

In a large mixing bowl add 5 cups flour, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 1/2 tbs baking powder, and 6 tbs shortening. Mix until ingredients are combined..then add your water and yeast mixture.

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Like this! Now take a wooden spoon and mix, mix, MIX!

Like this! Now take a wooden spoon and mix, mix, MIX!

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It will be a little sticky, so sprinkle a  tbs of flour while mixing still. It will turn into a ball like this. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside for an hour to let rise.

It will be a little sticky, so sprinkle a tbs of flour while mixing still. It will turn into a ball like this. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside for an hour to let rise.

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Dice your meat, in this case beef...

Dice your meat, in this case beef...

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Chop a half of an onion and about a tbs of garlic... Then add to a pan on med-high heat..

Chop a half of an onion and about a tbs of garlic... Then add to a pan on med-high heat..

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Cook for 5 min..

Cook for 5 min..

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Add 3 tbs of soy sauce and1 tbs of oyster sauce. In a small bowl put 1 tbs of cornstarch, add 3 tbs of water and mix till smooth, then add it to the pan

Add 3 tbs of soy sauce and1 tbs of oyster sauce. In a small bowl put 1 tbs of cornstarch, add 3 tbs of water and mix till smooth, then add it to the pan

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It will thicken like so!  Add a pinch of salt and a generous amount of pepper (Optional: add cilantro for extra flavor)

It will thicken like so! Add a pinch of salt and a generous amount of pepper (Optional: add cilantro for extra flavor)

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Sprinkle your surface with flour..

Sprinkle your surface with flour..

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Place your dough on your surface and sprinkle a little more flour on top.

Place your dough on your surface and sprinkle a little more flour on top.

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Knead your dough an form in a ball like so!

Knead your dough an form in a ball like so!

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Tear a whole in the middle and form into a donut shape

Tear a whole in the middle and form into a donut shape

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Cut the donut in half. Put one half away and use another time. Take the other half and cut into 6 or 7 smaller pieces

Cut the donut in half. Put one half away and use another time. Take the other half and cut into 6 or 7 smaller pieces

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Form into balls. Take one ball, flatten, and place into the palm of your hand

Form into balls. Take one ball, flatten, and place into the palm of your hand

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Fill the pocket with a generous amount of your filling

Fill the pocket with a generous amount of your filling

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Once closed and place on the parchment paper, set in your steamer...

Once closed and place on the parchment paper, set in your steamer...

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Make sure the bottom half of the steamer has water and is boiling before you put your Siopao in. Once in, cover for 20 min...

Make sure the bottom half of the steamer has water and is boiling before you put your Siopao in. Once in, cover for 20 min...

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After 20 minute, you'll find that the dough has expanded. It's ready!!!

After 20 minute, you'll find that the dough has expanded. It's ready!!!

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Enjoy at home or on the go!!

Enjoy at home or on the go!!

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