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Banh Meatloaf Sandwiches

April 16, 2021
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Photo by Pam
  • Prep time 45 minutes
  • Cook time 50 minutes
  • Serves 6
Author Notes

Meatloaf is reimagined as Banh Mi’t-loaf making the statement “meatloaf again”, worthy of a standing ovation. With plenty of umami, this meatloaf sandwich will satisfy your Banh Mi craving. A meatloaf packed with ginger, cilantro & scallions made into a sandwich on a fresh baguette with Sriracha Mayo, fresh lime pickle, sweet & hot peppers & fresh herbs. —Pamela Boyd

Ingredients
  • Meatloaf
  • 2 pounds Ground pork (ground turkey is also an option)
  • 1 bunch Cilantro, stems removed, reserving half for later use.
  • 2 Carrots, peeled and cut into 3 inch pieces.
  • 2 Cloves garlic, peeled
  • 6 Scallions, cut into 3 inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh grated ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese 5-spice
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons Milk
  • Condiments
  • 3/4 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup Sriracha
  • 2 English Cucumbers, sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup Rice vinegar
  • 2 Limes, zested & juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 cup Fresh Basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Mint leaves
  • 3 Jalapeños, seeded & sliced thinly in rounds
  • 1 cup Sliced mini sweet peppers of assorted colors, sliced thinly in rounds
  • 2 Fresh Baguettes
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Lightly oil a 1.5 quart oval casserole dish or your favorite meatloaf pan. In a large mixing bowl combine ground meat, ginger, salt, pepper, Chinese 5-spice, & sriracha. In a food processor add 1/2 of cilantro, carrots, garlic & scallions, pulse until minced. Add to bowl with meat & spices. Pour milk over fresh breadcrumbs, toss a bit to absorb. Add eggs & breadcrumbs to meat mixture. Gently mix ingredients into meat until well combined. Form into loaf and lightly press into your prepared dish. Bake 50 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.
  2. Condiments Combine Sriracha & Mayo in a bowl, set aside. In a mixing bowl combine vinegar, lime zest & juice, salt & sugar. Stir to dissolve and add sliced cucumbers coating them and allowing to marinate while meatloaf cooks. Place sliced peppers in a serving bowl. When meatloaf is done cooking. Place on a cooling rack. Chop the remaining cilantro and the basil and mint. Cut Baguettes into thirds for six sandwiches and slice in half lengthwise. If you wish, you can griddle baguettes open face before preparing sandwiches. Spread with Sriracha Mayo, slices of meatloaf, marinated cucumbers, fresh peppers & herbs.

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2 Reviews

Lynn D. May 25, 2021
I make a version of banh meatloaf and I know your recipe would be wonderful as well. I do add a couple of chopped chicken livers to the meatloaf as I love the banh mi that have a bit of liver paste smeared on them.
 
Pamela B. May 25, 2021
That sounds so delicious. I’m definitely going to add some chicken liver next time I make it. Thanks for the tip!