Master banh mi sandwich recipe

This Vietnamese Meatball Banh mày (Banh mày Xiu Mai) makes a delicious and filling breakfast or main meal. The pork meatballs are served with a flavorful tomato sauce & crispy banh mi (Vietnamese baguette).

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To make the meatballs (xiu mai), the main ingredients you will need are ground pork, onion, panko breadcrumbs & milk. Try to lớn avoid using ground pork that is too lean because it will make the meatballs too dry.

Traditionally, xiu mai meatballs contain some finely diced jicama. I use the combination of onion, panko & milk instead to lớn make the meatballs flavorful, soft và juicy.

I prefer Japanese panko breadcrumbs over Western breadcrumbs because it is much lighter & fluffier. As for milk, any types, dairy or dairy-free such as almond milk, will do.

You will also need to lớn make the tomato sauce, which requires ripe tomatoes, aromatics & common Asian seasonings such as fish sauce và soy sauce.

And don’t forget the bread :). You can buy plain banh mi from almost any shops selling banh mi sandwich. If it isn’t an option, it is fine khổng lồ use regular baguettes from your local bakeries.

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How khổng lồ Make Vietnamese Meatball Banh Mi (Banh Mi Xiu Mai)

There are two main steps here: making the meatballs & making the tomato sauce. Both steps are easy & straightforward.

First, you will need to combine all ingredients for the meatballs, mix & knead for 2-3 minutes, then form into meatballs. I like to make mine slightly large, a little over 1 một nửa tablespoons of filling for each meatball). The meatballs will then be steamed until almost cooked through because we will finish cooking them in the tomato sauce.

The sauce is made simply by sautéing tomatoes & then simmering with seasonings until all flavors meld together. Some places in Vietnam keep the sauce very thin, almost like a broth. Feel không tính tiền to make the sauce as thin or as thick as you like.

You can find detailed instructions with step by step photos in the recipe card below.

Quick tip: If you have leftover, you can warm it and địa chỉ water or chicken stock to lớn make a very yummy broth for a delicious bowl of meatball noodles :).

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