30 Minute Meal/ One Pan

Sweet Skillet Meatball Bahn Mi

This easy one pan meal is ready in under 30 minutes and has the flavor that your family will love! Plus its full of veggies!
Sweet Skillet Bahn Mi Sandwich - easy weeknight meal
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Skillet Asian Meatball Subs - an awesome 30 minute family friendly meal!
These easy weeknight sandwiches were great for a quick meal. They aren’t hard to put together, and we loved the asian flair to these! The veggies were a perfect addition and the sauce was pretty nice, too – not overpowering but enough flavor to be enjoyed. The girls liked their without the bun, but ate them up none-the less.
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Sweet Skillet Meatball Bahn Mi

  • Author: Jenni
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 Minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: 30 Minute Meals
  • Method: Skillet
  • Cuisine: Thai


This easy one pan meal is ready in under 30 minutes and has the flavor that your family will love! Plus its full of veggies!



1 egg

1/4 cup bread crumbs

3 TBSP low sodium soy sauce

1 garlic clove, minced

1 pound ground beef

3 medium carrots, peeled and cut into thin bite sized strips

1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced

2 TBSP brown sugar

9 oz fresh spinach

4 hoagie buns


In a large bowl, combine the egg, breadcrumbs, 1 TBSP soy sauce, and garlic.

Add the ground beef and mix to combine.

Form 30 meatballs.

In a very large skillet over medium heat, arrange the meatballs in a single layer and cook for 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally, until browned on all sides.

Remove the meatballs from the skillet and keep warm.

Add the carrots and the onions to the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3-5 minutes.

Return the meatballs to the skillet and add the brown sugar and remaining 2 TBSP soy sauce.

Cook 2 minutes more, or until everything is well coated in sauce.

Add the spinach and cook about 3 minutes, or until the spinach is just wilted.

Divide the mixture among the hoagie buns.


Keywords: Skillet Meal, Bahn Mi Recipe, Meatball Recipe

Recipe adapted from Better Homes and Gardens

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  • Reply
    November 17, 2017 at 1:43 PM

    My husband and I have a special love for Bahn Mi — there’s a local Asian Gastropub that makes phenomenal Bahn Mi, dumplings and buns. When I have a craving, I usually go there, but armed with your recipe, I can satisfy my cravings at home!

  • Reply
    Melissa Belanger
    October 30, 2018 at 3:25 PM

    This is hands down the best version of a banh mi sandwich I’ve had. I made the meatballs ahead of time and it was so easy when we were ready to eat!

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