Meatball banh mi

Meatball banh mi
  • Serves icon Serves 2-4
  • Time icon Hands-on time 25 min

For a delicious take on a classic Vietnamese banh mi, stuff demi baguettes with juicy beef meatballs, herbs and quick pickled veg.

Check out more of our zesty, flavour-packed Vietnamese recipes, including a turkey banh mi.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
581kcals
Fat
31.1g
Protein
23.1g
Carbohydrates
49.2g (8.2g sugars)
Fibre
6.1g
Salt
2.9g
Calories
581kcals
Fat
31.1g
Protein
23.1g
Carbohydrates
49.2g (8.2g sugars)
Fibre
6.1g
Salt
2.9g

Ingredients

  • 250g raw veg, shredded (we used ¼ red cabbage and 1 large carrot)
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3cm piece fresh ginger, finely grated
  • 3 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 3 tbsp sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 12 free-range British beef meatballs
  • 2 demi baguettes, sliced open
  • 3-4 tbsp mayonnaise (use reduced fat if you prefer)
  • 1 small bunch coriander, leaves picked and roughly chopped if large
  • Sriracha or other chilli sauce to serve (optional)

Method

  1. In a large bowl, mix the shredded veg and red wine vinegar with a little salt and pepper and a pinch of sugar. Mix well, then set aside for 15-20 minutes until lightly pickled.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk the ginger, spring onions, sesame oil and soy sauce in a large bowl. Fry the meatballs in a non-stick pan for 6-8 minutes until cooked through and crisp on the outside, then add straight to the bowl with the soy-sesame sauce and toss together while still hot.
  3. To assemble the subs, spread both split baguettes with some mayonnaise, then top with the quick-pickled veg, meatballs and coriander. Drizzle over any remaining sauce and some spicy sriracha, if you like.

delicious. tips

  1. Easy swaps: We’ve used beef but try pork, turkey or a vegetarian/ vegan alternative. Swap the mayo for an avocado based product if you’re on an egg-free or vegan diet.

    Pack and go: Wrap the meatball subs in wax paper and foil to retain their heat. They’re sturdy enough to put in a rucksack.

Recipe By

Jules Mercer

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