Beer Mi Asian Meatball Subs

Say hello to Beer Mi, a spicy, beer-spiked meatball sub inspired by the Banh Mi, a popular Vietnamese sandwich.

  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

Pickled Topping

1/4
cup unseasoned rice vinegar
1/4
cup sugar
1
cup coarsely grated carrots
1
cup thinly sliced cucumber

Meatballs

1
lb ground pork
1/3
cup Progresso™ plain bread crumbs
1
tablespoon lager beer, such as a Boston lager
1
tablespoon sriracha sauce
1
tablespoon soy sauce
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
egg, slightly beaten

Sauce

3/4
cup ketchup
1/2
cup lager beer, such as a Boston Lager
1/4
cup honey
2
tablespoons soy sauce
1
tablespoon sriracha sauce

Sandwiches

2
baguettes (18-inches each)
24
large fresh cilantro sprigs

  • 1 In medium bowl, mix vinegar, sugar and 1 teaspoon salt. Add carrots and cucumber. Cover and refrigerate until ready to assemble sandwiches.
  • 2 Heat oven to 375°F. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil. Spray with cooking spray.
  • 3 In large bowl, stir meatball ingredients until well mixed. Shape into 30 (1-inch) balls; place in pan.
  • 4 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until meatballs are no longer pink in center.
  • 5 Meanwhile, in 3-quart saucepan, stir sauce ingredients until well blended. Heat to boiling over medium heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add hot meatballs to warm sauce; stir to coat.
  • 6 To make each sandwich, cut each baguette into 3 (6-inch) pieces. Split each piece in half. Place meatball mixture on bottom half of each baguette piece. Using slotted spoon top with carrot-cucumber mixture. Add cilantro sprigs and baguette tops.

Expert Tips

An easy way to form meatballs is to use a small cookie/ice cream scoop to shape.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
620
(
Calories from Fat
120),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
14%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
85mg
85%;
Sodium
1870mg
1870%;
Total Carbohydrate
94g
94%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
37g
37%
),
Protein
28g
28%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
30%;
Exchanges:
4 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
6
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.