6 years ago

Meatball Banh Mi

Spicy, delicious banh mi sandwiches originated in Vietnam. Served on a soft baguette, they typically include meat, cilantro, cucumbers, mayo and pickled vegetables. Here’s our take on this popular sandwich!

4 servings

Preparation time: 30 minutes


  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha, plus more for topping
  • 1 baguette, sliced into 4 pieces
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1-2 carrots, shredded
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped


  1. Heat oven to 400 F.
  2. Combine pork, egg and breadcrumbs and form into meatballs. Place meatballs on a rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Mix brown sugar, lime juice, fish sauce, soy sauce and sriracha; drizzle over meatballs, reserving a little bit of the sauce.
  4. Bake the meatballs for 25 minutes, spooning the remainder of the sauce over the meatballs toward the end of the cook time.
  5. Slice baguette pieces lengthwise and spread mayo on bottom half of each. Top with shredded carrot, cucumber, cilantro and cooked meatballs. Top with more sriracha. Serve warm.