Asian Meatball Sandwich Recipe

This hearty meatball sandwich satisfies your sweet-salty craving!

This hearty sandwich satisfies your sweet-salty craving with added crunch from the zesty slaw. Add fresh cilantro on top for good measure.

Asian Meatball Sandwich Recipe

Nayna Katigbak
This hearty meatball sandwich satisfies your sweet-salty craving!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Asian
Servings 5


Asian Meatball Sandwich Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil toasted
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger minced
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 200 Grams ground pork
  • 200 Grams Ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil toasted
  • 1/2 Cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger minced
  • 1 large Egg
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 3 green onions minced
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Rice Vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 1/2 cups carrots shredded
  • 1/2 small bunch cilantro minced, plus extra to serve
  • 5 mini bread rolls or hotdog buns
  • Butter to spread
  • lettuce leaves
  • sesame seeds to garnish
  • Sriracha to serve


  • Make the sauce: Whisk together all ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Make the meatballs: Preheat oven to 400ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Mix all ingredients in a bowl until well combined. Fry and taste a small portion; adjust seasoning as needed. Form mixture into 15 to 18 (1½-inch) meatballs. Place meatballs on prepared baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, or until browned and meatballs are cooked through but still juicy. Let meatballs cool, then transfer to a bowl. Add sauce and toss to coat.
  • Make the slaw: Combine sugar, vinegar, and salt in a large bowl. Taste and adjust seasoning. Add carrots, cabbage, and cilantro. Toss well.
  • Butter then toast rolls. Line rolls with lettuce then fill halfway with slaw. Add meatballs. Top with more cilantro and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Drizzle Sriracha on top.
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