Vietnamese Meatball Sandwich

Ready in
35 min
The classic meatball sandwich with a tasty Vietnamese variation.

Serving Size


Estimated Cost*


Per Serving

Prep Time

10 min

Cooking Time

25 min

Price/Availability Effective Date: February 10, 2014


1 lb Ground pork 500 g
0.25 cup Fresh Basil (60 mL)
4 cloves Garlic minced
Green Onions finely chopped
1 cup VH® Asian 5 Spice Stir-Fry Sauce 250 mL
0.5 tsp Pepper 2 mL
1.5 tbsp Canola Oil 22 mL
1 Baguette cut into 4 pieces
0.33 cup Light mayonnaise 75 mL
2 cups Carrot 500 mL, grated
1 cup Cucumber 250 mL, julienned
0.25 cup Fresh Cilantro 60 mL


  1. In bowl, combine pork, basil, garlic, green onions, 1 tbsp (15 mL) VH® Asian 5 Spice Stir-Fry Sauce and pepper. Shape into 1-inch (2.5 cm) meatballs.
  2. Heat oil in large non-stick skillet, set over medium-high heat. Add meatballs. Cook, turning several times, until cooked through and browned, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain off any excess fat.
  3. Add all but 1 tbsp (15 mL) of remaining VH® Asian 5 Spice Stir-Fry Sauce to pan. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring often.
  4. Cut open bun and scoop out excess dough from inside bun. Stir remaining tablespoon of VH® Asian 5 Spice Stir-Fry Sauce into mayonnaise. Spread onto one side of bun.
  5. Divide meatballs evenly among buns, spooning any excess sauce from skillet over meatballs. Top with carrots, cucumber and cilantro leaves.

Recipe notes

  • Buy soft buns with a soft crust so that you don’t have to work too hard to get to the “meat of the matter”.
  • You can substitute ground beef or chicken for the pork and not lose a step in flavour.

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