Beef Meatball Banh Mi

Banh Mi is a Vietnamese style sandwich. A single serving baguette is split lengthwise and filled with delicious meatballs and tangy pickled vegetables. Great for anytime of the day, picnics or lunch boxes.

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes Serves: 4


1 pack Heller’s Angus Pure Beef meatballs (Hellers)
2 tablespoons sesame oil (we love Lee Kum Kee)
1 small carrot, ribboned (we love Wilcox)
1 small cucumber, ribboned
1 teaspoon sesame oil (we love Lee Kum Kee)
2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
4 sourdough baguettes, split lengthways

To serve:
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 fresh red chilli, seeds removed and sliced
A handful of coriander (we love Superb Herb)
A handful of mint (we love Superb Herb)
¼ cup roasted unsalted peanuts, roughly chopped (we love Alison’s Pantry)


  1.  Preheat the oven at 200C.
  2.  Heat the sesame oil in a wok or a large non-stick frying pan over high heat. Cook the meatballs, turning, for 5–6 minutes or until golden brown.
  3.  While the meatballs are cooking, pickle the carrot & cucumber in vinegar and sesame oil for at least 5 minutes.
  4.  Spread the baguettes with the mayonnaise and bake for 5 minutes.
  5.  Fill the baguettes with the pickle, meatballs, coriander, mint, chilli and peanuts.

Note: For a child friendly version, just leave out the chilli.

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