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Turkey Bahn Mi

Hello hello! Is it just me, or do Tuesdays just seem to crawl by? Its one of those days where nothing seems to be urgent you know? It’s like you got the rest of the week to finish that project — why start now? #procrastination

But you know what you shouldn’t procrastinate? Making these Turkey Bahn Mi sandwiches with spicy slaw for dinner! Delicious and easy. Here’s what you’ll need:


For Turkey Bahn Mi Sandwiches:

  • 1 lb Ground turkey
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp Mrs. Dash Steak seasoning
  • 2 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1 Tbls chopped green onion
  • 1 tsp chopped Serrano chili (more if you like it extra spicy, you can also leave this out)
  • 1/2 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 2 Tbls Olive Oil
  • 4 Crusty Rolls

For Spicy Slaw:

  • 1 Bag tricolored shredded cabbage
  • 2 Tbls Sweet rice wine vinegar
  • 1 Tsp Chopped garlic
  • 1 Tsp Red Chili paste (you can substitute red pepper flakes)
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Pinch of Sugar
  • 2 Tbls Chopped Green Onion
  • 1 Tbls Chopped Serrano Pepper
  • 2 Tbls Chopped Cilantro

Start by making the Slaw. In a bowl, combine Sweet Rice Wine Vinegar, Garlic, Red Chili paste, Salt,& Sugar. Add Green onions, cilantro, & Serrano pepper & mix to combine.

Add Shredded cabbage & toss to coat. Set aside to allow flavors to meld for at least 30 minutes.

On to the meatballs!

In a separate bowl, combine ground turkey with the spices, garlic, green onion, Serrano pepper & bread crumbs. Using your hands, mix to combine.

Next, using a 1 in scoop, form meatballs and set aside. Heat oil in a large skillet & add meatballs — cooking until brown on all sides and internal temperature reads 165ºF, 7-10 minutes.

While meatballs are cooking, slice rolls in half and toast either in the toaster or under the broiler of your oven for a few minutes.

Remove meatballs from pan and build your Bahn Mi sandwich! I like to put the slaw on mine as well as on the side, along with some sriracha sauce, a squeeze of lime & spicy mustard. Yum!

Print Recipe Here!

Question of the Day: Do you like your sandwiches hot or cold?

See ya next time!

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