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Pork Meatball Banh Mi Subs

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This easy one pan meal is ready in under 30 minutes and has the flavor that your family will love! Pork Meatball Banh Mi sub sandwiches are full of veggies and flavor!
bahn mi meatballs in hoagie bun with veggies
These easy weeknight sandwiches are great for a quick meal. They aren’t hard to put together, and we love the asian flair to these! The pork meatballs are perfectly tender and flavorful and the veggies are a fun addition, too. There is just enough flavor to be amazing without overpowering! Plus who doesn’t love to eat a meatball sub?

Banh Mi are a Vietnamese sandwich, usually made with soft baguette, raw veggies, and often grilled pork or a pork cutlet.

This version features pork meatballs, because my kids are obsessed with meatballs and I know they will eat just about anything if it comes in meatball form.

Try these other fun weeknight recipes with Asian flavors:

two hoagie buns with meatballs and bahn mi vegetables
 

How to make these pork meatball subs

These sandwiches are easy to make! For the full set of directions, please scroll down to the recipe card below, but here is a brief overview:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the egg, breadcrumbs, soy sauce and garlic.
  2. Mix in the ground pork until just combined. Don’t over mix or your meatballs will be tough.
  3. Form 12-15 meatballs.
  4. Place a very large skillet over medium heat and allow to heat up.
  5. Add 1 Tablespoon of oil to the skillet, and then arrange the meatballs in a single layer, evenly spread out.
  6. Cook the meatballs for 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally, until browned on all sides. If you need to cook in two batches, you can! It is better to give your meatballs room to cook properly than to crowd the pan.
  7. Remove the meatballs from the pan. Place on a plate and keep warm.
  8. Add the carrots and onions to the skillet, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3-5 minutes.
  9. Return the meatballs to the pan and add the brown sugar and remaining soy sauce.
  10. Cook for 2 minutes more, stirring carefully, until everything is well coated in sauce.
  11. Add the spinach and cook about 3 minutes more, just until the spinach is wilted.
  12. Divide the mixture equally between the hoagie buns.
  13. Enjoy!
meatball bahn mi hoagies
 

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Yield: 4 Servings

Pork Meatball Banh Mi Subs

Pork Meatball Banh Mi Subs

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

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 3 TBSP low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 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

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the egg, breadcrumbs, 1 TBSP soy sauce, and garlic.
  2. Add the ground pork 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:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 706Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 147mgSodium: 1209mgCarbohydrates: 72gFiber: 7gSugar: 12gProtein: 46g

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Melissa Belanger

Tuesday 30th of October 2018

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!

Lisa

Friday 17th of November 2017

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!

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