Monday, May 12, 2014

Banh Mi - Meatball Sub


This was easily the most satisfying sandwich I have eaten all year. Freshly ground pork meatballs in a sweet and sour sauce on a homemade crusty bun with green onion, cucumber, cilantro, cheese, and a chili garlic aioli. The sweet and sour meatballs have become a staple recipe for me because they are dead easy to make.  I made these with some extra pork I ground to make hot Italian sausage.
Here is the link to the last time I made them: Two Bite Asian Meatball Tacos.

 Ingredients:

Meatballs:

  • Half pound ground pork
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 jar Heinz chili sauce
  • 1/2 jar grape jelly
Sandwich:
  • bun
  • 3 slices provolone cheese
  • handful of cilantro
  • two carrots shredded
  • sliced cucumber
  • mayo
  • garlic chili sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds  
  • chopped green onion
Directions:

  1. Mix the pork, egg, and bread crumbs (you can add a tbsp of the garlic chili sauce to spice up your balls).
  2. Brown the balls.
  3. Add the chili sauce and grape jelly.
  4. Simmer the sauce until the meatballs are cooked through and the sauce is thick.
  5. Put the cheese on the bun and toast it in the oven until the top is brown and the cheese is bubbly.
  6. Mix the mayo and garlic chili sauce and spread it on the top of the bun.
  7. Add the meatballs and the rest of the fixens.
This was the gooey mess you want in any meatball sandwich taken to the next level with the sweet and sour sauce.

1 comment:

  1. Wow dude... definitely want to try that sometime!

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