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Meatball Banh Mi

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From EatingWell:  March/April 2012

This banh mi (Vietnamese sandwich) is filled with a zingy slaw and chicken-and-pork meatballs spiked with fresh herbs. Look for chile-garlic sauce and fish sauce near other Asian ingredients in most supermarkets.

6 sandwiches | Active Time: 50 minutes | Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

Slaw

Meatballs & Sandwich

Preparation

  1. To prepare slaw: Whisk lime juice and sugar in a medium bowl. Add carrot, daikon, scallion greens and basil and toss to coat. Set aside.
  2. To prepare meatballs: Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a large baking sheet with foil and coat with cooking spray.
  3. Gently mix pork, chicken, water chestnuts, scallion whites, garlic, fish sauce, chile-garlic sauce and pepper in a large bowl (do not overmix). Using a generous 2 tablespoons each, make 18 meatballs. Bake on the prepared baking sheet until just cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. To assemble sandwiches: Cut each portion of baguette in half horizontally, then pull out about half of the soft bread in the center of each piece (reserve for another use, if desired). Combine mayonnaise and chile-garlic sauce to taste in a small bowl. Spread about 1/2 tablespoon of the mixture on each piece of baguette. Divide the reserved slaw among the sandwiches and top with cucumber and cilantro. Add 3 meatballs to each sandwich. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Per serving : 430 Calories; 9 g Fat; 2 g Sat; 2 g Mono; 57 mg Cholesterol; 67 g Carbohydrates; 24 g Protein; 5 g Fiber; 821 mg Sodium; 474 mg Potassium

4 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 3 1/2 starch 1 vegetable, 2 lean meat, 1/2 fat

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