Beef meatball banh mi

Long french stick sandwich filled with meatballs and vegetables.
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
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Snack
Servings 4 people


  • 1 pack ready made beef meatballs
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 small carrot ribboned
  • 1 small cucumber ribboned
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp rice wine vinegar
  • 4 sourdough baguettes split lengthways

To serve


  • Preheat the oven at 200°C.
  • 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.
  • While the meatballs are cooking, pickle the carrot & cucumber in vinegar and sesame oil for at least 5 minutes.
  • Spread the baguettes with the mayonnaise and bake for 5 minutes.
  • Fill the baguettes with the pickle, meatballs, coriander, mint, chilli and peanuts.


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