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[Leftover] Meatball Banh Mi
with carrot slaw / spicy mayo / watermelon wedges

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min

With Korean meatballs leftover from Monday night, flavorful banh mi sandwiches come together in a flash. These sandwiches get their unique flavor from fresh ingredients like a carrot slaw, spicy mayo and cilantro leaves.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Meatball Banh Mi:
  • Mayonnaise - 4 Tbsp
  • Chili-garlic sauce (sub any hot sauce) - 1 tsp
  • Cilantro - 1/4 cup, leaves torn
  • Cucumbers, medium - 1, sliced
  • Korean meatballs, leftover from Monday - ~20, halved
  • Baguette (sub sandwich rolls) - 10 oz
  • Carrot slaw (ingredients listed separately) - ~1 1/2 cups
Carrot Slaw:
  • Carrots, medium (look for pre-shredded to save time) - 1, grated
  • Vinegar, rice - 2 tsp
  • Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Watermelon Wedges:
  • Watermelon, small (preferably seedless) - 1/2, wedges

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Make spicy mayo - Whisk together mayonnaise and chili-garlic sauce. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Carrot slaw - Grate carrots using a food processor, box grater, or julienne peeler (skip if you purchased pre-shredded carrots). Toss with vinegar and sugar. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)
  3. Cilantro / Cucumbers / Watermelon - Prep as directed. (If making Thursday’s smoothies, cube watermelon for that day at the same time.)

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Make

  1. Slice meatballs in half and warm up in the microwave.
  2. Slice open baguettes and toast (if desired).
  3. Assemble sandwiches by spreading spicy mayo onto bread and then layering in meatballs (~10 halves / serving), carrot slaw, cilantro leaves and sliced cucumbers.
  4. Serve banh mi with watermelon wedges on the side. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (83)
Gluten-free (4)
Paleo (5)
Vegetarian (10)

27 reviews

I liked the meatballs better in a banh mi than on their own.

By: Sundi
Posted: Aug 13, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

My family loves this with Anybtype of meatball. Yum!

By: Diana
Posted: Apr 25, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I really like this for leftover meatballs. We used meatless meatballs from TJ's.

By: Rita
Posted: Mar 14, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Quick and easy. Love it

By: Mary
Posted: Nov 28, 2016
Diet: Original
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This was really delicious and came together so quickly. I left the sugar out of the slaw and used extra vinegar, and added extra hot sauce to the mayo.

By: Melissa
Posted: Sep 14, 2016
Diet: Original
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We took these on a camping trip. So easy and delicious.

By: Megan
Posted: Aug 26, 2016
Diet: Original
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