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Ground pork Banh Mi


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 carrot

1 cucumber

1 pound ground pork

2 baguettes 

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.

Top each baguette bottom with 3 pork patties, then some of the pickled veggies. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons mayonnaise and remaining hoisin sauce.

Serve pork banh mi with remaining pickled veggies alongside. Enjoy!


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