30 Minute Meal/ One Pan

Sweet Skillet Meatball Bahn Mi

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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
Now that it is officially fall Mother Nature seems to be in fall overdrive. Its been cool and rainy, and leaves are changing color right and left. We figured out that a few bushes in the front of our house (which I was seriously contemplating ripping out) turn a lovely shade of red in the fall, so I guess they can stay. Fall was always so gorgeous in WV, and we are slightly missing the foothills and gorgeous colors, but its also fun to see what fun things our new place brings.
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.
Who doesn't love an easy 30 minute meal the whole family will love? Skillet Sweet Bahn Mi subs to the rescue!
Yield: 4 Servings

Sweet Skillet Meatball Bahn Mi

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!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 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


  1. In a large bowl, combine the egg, breadcrumbs, 1 TBSP soy sauce, and garlic.
  2. Add the ground beef and mix to combine.
  3. Form roughly 12-15 meatballs.
  4. 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. If you need to cook in two batches, you can!
  5. Remove the meatballs from the skillet and keep warm.
  6. Add the carrots and the onions to the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3-5 minutes.
  7. Return the meatballs to the skillet and add the brown sugar and remaining 2 TBSP soy sauce.
  8. Cook 2 minutes more, or until everything is well coated in sauce.
  9. Add the spinach and cook about 3 minutes, or until the spinach is just wilted.
  10. Divide the mixture among the hoagie buns.
  11. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving:Calories: 706 Total Fat: 25g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 13g Cholesterol: 147mg Sodium: 1209mg Carbohydrates: 72g Fiber: 7g Sugar: 12g Protein: 46g
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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