Banh Mi Meatloaf Sandwiches




Introduction: Banh Mi Meatloaf Sandwiches

I love a perfect Banh Mi sandwich! The combo of tender grilled meat, crunchy baguette, snappy fresh herbs and veggies toppped with a rich spicy mayo always hits the spot, and it is so much more exciting than your run of the mill cold-cut laden sub. I decided to come up with a make at home version that hit all the right notes, and would be easy to scale up for a party or BBQ. Meatballs are usually a choice on the Banh Mi menu, but seemed tricky on the grill....why not go for a meatloaf version? And yes, you can grill a meatloaf!

Step 1: Combine Ingredients and Form Into a Long Flat Loaf on a Greased Sheet of Tinfoil.

In a large bowl, thoroughly combine

  • 1.5 lbs ground pork
  • .5 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup panko or coarse bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup minced green onion
  • 1/3 cup minced cilantro (stems ok)
  • 2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Sriracha
  • 1 Tbsp minced shallot
  • salt and pepper

Place mixture on a piece of greased tinfoil on top of a cookie sheet. Form into a long, flat loaf, about 14 inches long by 5 or 6 inches wide.

Step 2: Place Loaf Tinfoil Side Down on a Hot Grill. Cook for 5-10 Minutes Then Flip Loaf Directly Onto Grill by Picking Up Edges of the Tinfoil. Peel Off Tinfoil and Cook for an Additional 10-15 Minutes or Until Loaf Reaches 160 Degrees.

If you want to turn the loaf during grilling for more even cooking, use 2 spatulas.

Step 3: Slice the Loaf, Assemble Sandwiches With the Traditional Toppings and Enjoy!

Topping suggestions:

  • fresh cilantro
  • thin sliced jalepenos
  • shredded carrots and radish dressed with sweetened rice vinegar
  • romaine lettuce
  • lime
  • mung bean sprouts
  • mayo + sriracha or sweet chili sauce to taste

For a party, either have guests assemble their sandwiches themselves on crunchy rolls, or make giant Banh Mi subs on baguettes, slice in to finger-food size sandwiches and arrange on a platter.

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    9 Discussions

    This food is from Vietnam, it's so delicious and famous, thank you for your guidance.

    Oops! Banh not Bahn! Thank you qvu1 and ttrang3. I was going on memory, and should have double checked myself, plus I'm a little dyslexic. Bad spellers of the world Untie!

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    Thank you for this. I'll follow for posts of you

    of yours

    I live by myself and make this meatloaf, cook, slice and freeze it 2-3 slices in a package, so I can take a package out, microwave or (even better) pan fry the slices and make a fantastic Banh Mi sandwich quickly and easily. Thanks for a great idea Annie!


    3 years ago

    It's from my country, Vietnam and we spell it Banh Mi. So glad that many people like it. Enjoy!

    thank you for loving our bánh mì. in fact "banh" not bahn :)

    Banh Mi is great

    delish - my coworkers are vietnamese and I see them eating sandwiches like that, they look & smell good.