Spicy Meatball Banh Mi Sandwiches
 
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If you're looking for a delicious lunch or an easy dinner, these Spicy Meatball Banh Mi Sandwiches are a must any night of the week!
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Serves: 6 sandwiches
Ingredients
Meatballs
  • 1 pound ground sirloin
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • ⅓ cup sliced fresh basil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 5 green onions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons hot chili sauce (depending on how spicy you want them) (such as sambal oelek or sriracha)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Spicy Mayo
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 to 3 tablespoons hot chili sauce (depending on how spicy you want them) (such as sambal oelek or sriracha)
Sandwiches
  • 2 medium carrots, julienned
  • 1 small daikon radish, julienned
  • ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 6 individual baguettes or 2 long baguettes cut in thirds
  • 2 medium jalapeƱos, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro sprigs
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and grease with cooking spray, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the ground sirloin, ground pork, basil, garlic, green onions, fish sauce, chili sauce, sugar, cornstarch, black pepper and salt until evenly combined. Using a small ice cream scoop, portion out the mixture and roll between your hands to a smooth ball, a bit smaller than a golf ball. Place on the prepared baking sheet and continue shaping the rest of the mixture. Roast in the oven for until browned, and fully cooked through, about 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool slightly.
  3. To make the sauce, combine the mayo, onions, red pepper, and chili sauce in a small bowl until smooth. Set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, toss together the carrots, daikon, vinegar, sugar, salt, and sesame oil until evenly combined. Allow to sit for about 10 to 15 minutes to allow the carrots and daikon to soften a bit.
  5. To assemble the sandwiches, warm the baguettes in the oven for about 5 minutes. Split open and slather the inside with the spicy mayo. Fill with about 3 meatballs per sandwich and top with the pickled carrots and daikon, cilantro and jalapeƱo slices. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
Notes
Adapted from Bon Appetit
Recipe by The Candid Appetite at https://www.thecandidappetite.com/spicy-meatball-banh-mi-sandwiches/