Sandwiches for dinner can be sad, until the sandwich is a Banh Mi- then it feels like a more elevated but still casual dinner. Yum!
1 pound ground pork
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
vinegar, oil, sugar, salt, pepper, mayo
Trim ends from carrot and cucumber, then halve each crosswise. Cut lengthwise into thin matchsticks.
In a medium bowl, stir to combine 2 tablespoons vinegar, 1 tablespoon oil, 2 teaspoons sugar, and 1⁄2 teaspoon salt . Add carrots and cucumbers; toss to combine. Set aside to pickle.
Preheat grill pan over high.
In a medium bowl season pork with salt and pepper. Divide into 6 patties; press a dimple into the center of each.
Split baguettes. Grill until lightly charred, about 2 minutes per side.
Lightly oil grill or grill pan. Add pork patties and cook until browned in spots and cooked through. Brush half of the hoisin sauce all over pork; cook, turning, until glaze is charred in spots, about 1 minute more. Transfer to a plate.
Serve pork banh mi with remaining pickled veggies alongside. Enjoy!