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Vietnamese Meatball Sandwich Recipe (Banh Mi Xiu Mai)

Tired of regular boring sandwiches? I will share with you this Vietnamese meatball sandwich recipe (Banh Mi Xiu Mai). Once you learn how to make it and try it you will soon want to make it again! Here is my super easy to follow and make recipe.

Vietnamese Meatball Sandwich Recipe (Banh Mi Xiu Mai)

Vietnamese Meatball
Sandwich Recipe (Banh Mi Xiu Mai)


What you will need to make the Meatballs:
1 pound ground pork  or ground turkey

1 large egg

3 cloves garlic, minced

½ cup minced green onion

½ tablespoon fish sauce

½ tablespoon soy sauce (This is your salt)

½ tablespoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon whole black pepper

My favorite fish sauce to use…




½ cup water

½ tablespoon sugar

½ tablespoon soy sauce

1 can of diced tomatoes. (Or tomato sauce & dice up 1 large tomato)

1 tablespoons canola or olive oil

1 cloves garlic, minced

1 scallion, chopped

½ teaspoon black pepper

Light sprinkling of garlic powder

Light sprinkling of chicken bouillon


1. Combine all the meatball ingredients in a large bowl and mix well with

your hands. Yes I said it, your hands!


You can not get good meatballs

without some manual labor. Next, use your hands to form meatballs and

set aside on a plate or baking sheet.


2. Heat up a pan with light oil and begin dropping each meatball and

cook each side until brown.



3. In a small saucepan over high heat, heat the oil and add 1

tablespoon of finely diced onions and garlic. Cook until browned then;

4. Add the water and diced tomato, and 1 can of tomato sauce . Stir and bring to boil then

add your meatballs to the sauce and let it cook for 5-8 minutes until

sauce thickens.


5. To make a sandwich, cut your French baguette length wise to create

an opening place in an oven and heat until slightly toasted. Optional for

some is to add mayonnaise to the bread I do not put any on mine, but

you can if it thrills ya! Place the meatballs into your bread and spoon

some tomato sauce atop the meatballs to make it nice and juicy! That

is the way I like it! Finish with some pickled carrots and a few sprigs of


Enjoy! It is super messy so grab like 20 napkins!!




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