Banh Mi Sandwich

Banh Mi

Course: Sandwich
Cuisine: Vietnamese / French
Keyword: Pork Roll, sandwich
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 325kcal
Author: Kris Longwell
This Banh Mi sandwich is so loaded with flavor, it's unreal. Drawing from French and Vietnamese influences, this is one of our favorite sammys. Make the Cha Lua ahead of time...it's fun, and so worth it! The flavors compliment each other perfectly here. Enjoy!
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Ingredients

DO AHEAD

  • 1 loaf cha lua (Vietnamese Pork Roll) link to recipe in instructions

FOR THE SLAW

  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup julienned carrots
  • 1/2 cup julienned daikon radish*
  • Kosher salt to taste

FOR THE SEASONED PORK

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 small yellow onion finely chopped
  • 1 lb of ground pork
  • 2 tsp hoisin sauce**
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Asian sesame oil**
  • 1/2 tsp Sriracha sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Chinese five-spice powder*
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • FOR THE SANDWICH:
  • 4 10" baguettes split, and cut in half (this will make 4 sandwiches)
  • 12 1/4"-thick slices of <a href="https://howtofeedaloon.com/cha-lua-vietnamese-ham-aka-pork-roll/" title="Cha Lua Vietnamese Ham aka Pork Roll">cha lua, or bologna
  • 8 slices salami
  • 4 tsp soy
  • 1/2 cup cilantro sprigs
  • 1/2 English cucumber cut lengthwise into 4 thin slices
  • Asian-style chile oil to taste

*Available in the Asian section of most major supermarkets, or at an Asian food market

    **Available in Asian food markets

      Instructions

      • Make the Cha Lua (can be made up to 2 to 3 days in advance)

      MAKE THE SLAW

      • Bring vinegar, sugar, and 1/2 cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat.
      • Transfer to a medium bowl and stir in the carrots, radish, and salt (usually about 1/2 teaspoon).
      • Set aside for 30 minutes, then drain.

      MAKE THE SEASONED PORK

      • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
      • Add onion and saute until soft, about 3 minutes.
      • Add pork, hoisin, soy sauce, sesame oil, hot sauce, five-spice powder, onion and garlic powders, and pepper.
      • Cook, stirring often, until browned, about 5 - 6 minutes.
      • Remove from heat and set aside.

      ASSEMBLE THE SANDWICH

      • Turn your broiler on high.
      • Place the baguettes, cut side up, on a baking sheet, and place under the broiler for about 2 minutes until lightly browned and toasted. Keep an eye on them! Don't let them burn!
      • On the bottom portion of each baguette: stack the Banh Mi components in the following order:
      • Cilantro, Cucumber, Slaw, Seasoned Pork, Cha Lua, Salami, Drizzle of Soy, Pickled Jalapenos, Drizzle of Chile Oil.
      • Add the top portion of each baguette.   Cut in half, if desired, and serve.

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      Nutrition

      Calories: 325kcal